Doosan Bears’ Kim Myung-shin (30) has been given a ‘special rest’.
Doosan will play an away game against the Samsung Lions at Pohang Baseball Stadium on June 6. After the pregame training, some pitchers packed their bags and traveled to Seoul. Doosan will begin a three-game home series against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 7th. With such a long distance to travel, there was an extra dimension to the game, with starters such as Raul Alcantara and Kwak Bin resting beforehand to prepare for the game.
Among the ‘homebirds’ was bullpen pitcher Kim Myung-shin. Kim has been Doosan’s “bullpen nucleus” this season. In 32 appearances, he has a 2-2 record with five saves and a 3.12 ERA. He doesn’t have a stellar record, but he’s pitched innings in winning, losing, and tie games.
Kim’s consistency on the mound has prompted Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop to express his gratitude, saying that he is “very sorry” and that he is “a pitcher who dedicates himself to the team.”
In the last six games, Kim has thrown 97 pitches. His ERA is zero. On the 4th and 5th, he pitched one and one-third innings, respectively. If he pitches on the 6th, it will be a three-game streak. Despite the uncertainty of how the game will play out, Kim has been given special leave.
Lee said, “If there is an emergency, I can find him. It’s better to be invisible,” he laughed, adding, “I thought it was better to travel, rest and prepare for tomorrow’s game than to stay here. We’re just going to do some recovery drills on the field today.”
Lee, who pitched 1 ⅔ innings on Day 4 and 1 inning on Day 5, will not be going home, but he will be resting. “If he goes to an extension, he can wait, but he’s basically resting,” Lee explained.메이저놀이터
Kim Myung-shin, who had to go home early, said, “Actually, if you’re a player, you should stay and play, but I’m grateful that the manager gave me this consideration. I felt that he thought of me.” “I’ll take a good rest and try to show a better performance in the next game,” he said.