I found a new home after 10 years. After his debut, he had the best opportunity of his life.
In his second start of the year and eighth of his career, he pitched his best start since his debut.
The main character is Lotte Giants Shim Jae-min. Shim Jae-min pitched well in the final game of the midweek series against the Samsung Lions held at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan on the 7th, allowing 5 hits and 1 run in 5 innings.
The highest speed of the fastball was 143 km, but he broke the opponent’s flow by throwing a variety of breaking balls, including a curve slider and changeup. Samsung’s batting lineup had to swallow their anger as they suffered four double outs, including three double plays, in five innings. 4 strikeouts are a bonus.
Shim Jae-min took the mound as a starter and completed 5 innings for the second time since his debut, and the number of pitches he pitched (82) was also the second highest by an individual. Previously, Jaemin Shim’s first and last time pitching 5 innings as a starter was against the Gwangju KIA Tigers on September 23, 2017, allowing 3 runs (83 pitches) in 5 innings.
In addition to the existing starting resources such as Han Hyun-hee, Lee In-bok, and Jin Seung-hyeon, a new card has emerged: Shim Jae-min. It was a good pitch that could give him a chance to be selected in the future.바카라
For Lotte, this is a desperate measure. Han Hyun-hee, who was initially expected to be the 5th starter, was pushed out of the starting lineup after poor performance, and Lee In-bok was also demoted to the second team as he did not meet expectations.
Shim Jae-min has only made six starting appearances since joining the KT Wiz as a priority pick for a new team in 2014 until last year. This is the second time this year, following the game against Busan SSG Landers on August 17th (3 innings, 2 runs, 52 pitches). So far, it is more appropriate to call it a ‘bullpen day’ rather than a replacement starter.
But this year there is the Hangzhou Asian Games. The national team will play KBO League games until the 22nd and then convene on the 23rd for its first training. Lotte will be selected by Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-an, two local starters who are the mainstays of the team.
Samsung ace Won Tae-in, who faced off against the starting pitcher on this day, is also a national pitcher who was named to the Asian Games national team. He gave up 1 run in 6⅔ innings and pitched 112 pitches, but unfortunately left the mound after allowing the game to be tied in the bottom of the 7th inning. It was a matchup where the weight was lopsided, but Shim Jae-min’s strong pitch changed the team atmosphere.
Acting manager Lee Jong-woon, who met before the game that day, expressed his determination, saying, “We are playing with the determination that each game will be our last. If only Shim Jae-min can block the game for at least 4 innings…” He led the team to victory by playing well beyond the head coach’s expectations.
Shim Jae-min suffered a lot from the great performance of Lee Ho-yeon (KT Wiz), who was a trade target. Perhaps the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, ‘Magic Autumn’ has begun for Shim Jae-min.