From the beginning of the game, Hanbyeol Kim turned the bat fiercely. Entering the first at-bat at the end of the second inning, when NC was leading 2-0, he attacked KIA starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong’s two-ball 126km changeup and produced a right-handed hit. Kim Han-byul, who gained momentum, showed off a high-sensitivity hit even at the end of the 4th inning when NC was leading 3-0. In a situation where there were no runners from the second company, Yang Hyeon-jong’s 2-ball 143km fastball was hit and a heavy hit was hit.
Afterwards, Kim Han-byeol pushed Yang Hyeon-jong’s 2-ball 143km fastball at the end of the 6th inning with 2nd, 1st and 2nd base, and finished the game with 1 RBI and right-handed hit, accumulating hits and RBIs. This was the first time Kim Han-byul had three hits in one game. Kim Han-byeol, who recently met with a reporter, said, “After the first hit came out, I had the idea of going on base one more time, but luckily two more hits came out. He smiled shyly, saying, “It feels good because the team won too.”
The reason Kim Han-byul’s performance shines even more is that the opposing pitcher was left-hander Yang Hyeon-jong, who represents the KBO League. Yang Hyeon-jong, who made his professional debut in 2007, is a ‘great pitcher’ with a career record of 164 wins, 108 losses and an average ERA of 3.84 until the game on the 30th. On the 18th of last month, in the Gwangju KIA match, Kim Han-byeol, who had only 3 hits against Yang Hyeon-jong, succeeded in revenge by exploding 3 hits this time.
He said, “In the last (June 18) away game against KIA, I faced senior Yang Hyeon-jong once and couldn’t hit. This time he planned to attack at a slightly faster count. He said that there was a point where it was easy to face him once.” The seniors who take care of Kim Han-byeol the best in NC are Park Min-woo and Park Gun-woo. In particular, Park Min-woo made a significant (?) contribution to Kim Han-byul’s three hits.
Kim Han-byul said, “Park Min-woo gave me a bat. At first, he thought it would be difficult because he was new, but with the bat he got 3 hits. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude.” Kim Han-byeol, who was nominated by NC with the 61st overall in the 2nd 7th round in the 2020 rookie draft, is an infielder who is highly anticipated for his natural potential. However, last year, his potential was not fully realized, and his batting average was only 0.095 in 24 games.
However, Kim Han-byeol is showing more advanced skills this year. Although he has few business trip opportunities, he is doing well with a batting average of 0.222 (10 hits in 45 at-bats) and 3 RBIs. In the growth of Kim Han-byul, there was a change in batting form.
Kim Han-byeol said, “I changed the batting form, but it seems to be going well so far.” “Director Kang In-kwon told me to change it at first. I was originally going to do it after the season, but I told the coaches that I would give it a try. He originally hit with a no-step, but now swings with his leg lifted and a leg kick. He hasn’t fully adapted yet, but he seems to have gotten used to it more than he did in the beginning,” he nodded.
Stable defense is also one of his strengths. In particular, he received a lot of love from coach Son Si-heon, who was a ‘famous shortstop’ in 2020, when he just entered the professional league. FYI, Coach Sohn is currently in the US for training. 토토사이트 Kim Han-byeol said, “When I was a rookie, I trained with coach Son Si-heon. At that time, Coach Sohn told me a lot about his know-how as a player and things like that. Thanks to him, now he can play defense well,” he expressed his gratitude.
For Kim Han-byul and NC, the end of September and the beginning of October are very important. At this time, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games are held, and the main shortstop Kim Joo-won is selected for the national team and is absent. Kim Han-byeol should be in charge of the NC shortstop during this period.
He said, “That period is probably the most important period in a ranking fight. It would be nice to play a game like the KIA game on the 27th every time, but it is difficult to hit 3 hits every day,” he said with a laugh. In the at-bat, I want to hit one by one when necessary, and I want to do well with sacrificial bunts when a strategy is needed.”
NC is currently holding on to 4th place with a record of 43 wins, 1 tie and 41 losses despite the absence of key starting resources such as Gu Chang-mo (left forearm muscle stress fracture) and Lee Jae-hak (left foot metatarsal bone fracture). There was a sticky team atmosphere unique to NC in this secret.
Kim Han-byeol said, “Always when the team falls a little or like this, the captain (Son) Ah-seop leads the team meeting. He holds the hearts of all the players, and to the younger players, he says, ‘Thank you for working hard.’
Lastly, Kim Han-byeol did not hide his desire to advance to the postseason, saying, “When NC won in 2020, I was in the army, so I did not experience fall baseball.”