Kim Tae-hoon (31), a transfer student, is relieving Samsung’s bullpen concerns.
On the 27th of last month, Lee Won-seok + rookie 3rd round nomination and Kim Tae-hun, wearing a Samsung uniform, is catching the fans’ attention with a tremendous presence.
Starting on the first day and four days after the transfer, he appeared in three games.
2 saves, 1 rescue win, 0.00 ERA. In all three games, he took the mound in a desperate situation and kept the victory.
On the 27th, the first day of the trade, against Daegu Doosan, he climbed the mound in the top of the ninth inning, leading 7-6, and kept the victory by one point.The next day, on the 28th, against Suwon KT, he suddenly climbed the mound with 2 outs and bases loaded in the 8th inning, leading 8-5. He was hit with a sweeping double by Kim Jun-tae in the first pitch and recorded a blown save, but his body was less relaxed due to the sudden chase. It was great that he didn’t collapse anymore. He saved 1⅓ innings and led to a 10-9 victory.
After taking a day off, on the 30th, in the bottom of the 10th inning with a 1-0 lead against KT, he climbed the mound again in a tough save situation. Once again, he kept a one-point victory and harvested his second save of the season.
In all three games, the team stood on the mound at the most difficult moment of despair and solved it. Thanks to that, Samsung was able to bounce back by winning 5 consecutive wins in a 1-point game throughout the 5 games. Without Kim Tae-hoon, Samsung’s rebound after 4 consecutive losses would not have been easy. 크크크벳
A well-timed trade. Even if you review the entire season later, there is a high probability that it will be concluded as a timely decision.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man explained the background of Kim Tae-hoon’s recruitment, saying, “I asked all of our batters and they said that both left and right batters throw difficult balls.” Coach Park praised him, saying, “He is a confident figure who overwhelms batters even in tense situations.
Taehoon Kim was an all-weather man who climbed the mound when it was most important regardless of the situation even during his Kiwoom days.In the past two years, he has made frequent appearances as a closer, and even collected 20 saves. For three years from 2019 to 2021, he played more than 60 innings each season.