“It’s okay if I can win.” The veteran’s desperation, who called the 9th team after his release, is heading for a new history in 29 years

As long as you can win, it’s okay to suffer now.”

He turned his watch upside down and established himself as a reliable savior. He will continue to save the team with the best reliable pitching while facing a gap between finishing pitchers in the Asian Games. As the most active pitcher in the league, he faces limitations, but he always stands on the mound like a phoenix. LG veteran right-handed pitcher Kim Jin-sung (38) told the secret of exerting superhuman strength.

Kim Jin-sung performed the most impressive performance in the doubleheader against KT at Jamsil Stadium on the 27th. In the top of the eighth inning of the first game, Hwang Jae-kyun and Alford were hit side by side in the crisis with one out and runners on first and second bases, creating a bridge for the team to win 4-0. In the second game, he took the mound with one out and a full base in the top of the eighth inning, struck out Alford and caught Jang Sung-woo with a fly to center field to overcome the crisis again.

Kim Jin-sung scored two holds in two doubleheader games. LG, where Kim Jin-sung saved the team, also won the second game 3-0 without losing a point, succeeding in winning the first 80 games. In addition, the magic number of the first place was set to six. Had a successful day reducing Magic Number 3 in one day. It is getting closer and closer to winning the regular season for the first time in 29 years since 1994.

The following are questions and answers from Kim Jin-sung and reporters after the game.

-Took on Alford twice a day today. Have you ever faced the same batter twice, appearing in both doubleheaders?

I don’t know. I met Alford twice, but I don’t remember if I’ve ever done this before.

-Alfod overcame a crisis with a batter who could hit a home run.

I just thought I’d stop it. First, (Park) Dong-won had a good lead, so Dong-won followed the lead. The ball combination was really good as expected. Of course, it is important for the pitcher to throw accurately, but since Dongwon followed the lead, the batter reacted and got a good result.

  • Caught Alford with a high fastball in the first round of the doubleheader. The last ball he threw in the second game was a forkball strikeout. High fastballs and forkballs are in harmony to catch batters. Is there a secret to throwing high fastballs well?

Actually, I’m not throwing a high ball because I want to. The ball itself is high. The RBI is high, so the ball is naturally controlled high, and this part is being used as much as possible. So he has a lot of homers, but he always tries to throw his soul. It seems that the maximum concentration today led to a good result.

LG Kim Jin-sung is raising the out count against Hanwha in Jamsil on the 23rd. Photo | LG Twins

-The second game was more difficult than the first game. The bases were loaded with one out, but how did you decide to take the mound?

It was similar to before. I hoped (Park) Myung-geun would block it again this time. I told myself to block it, but it didn’t work. So I went up, but as much as I went up, I thought I should stop it again. Many juniors have also blocked my score. I also threw hard as I thought it would block my juniors’ scores.굿모닝토토

It’s magic number six now. It’s getting closer and closer and closer.

If LG wins the regular season, it seems to be a meaningful thing. As previously said, even when released, my conviction that I could do it is proven. I think it will be meaningful because it proves that I am not wrong. If you face the moment of victory, you will cry.

-I heard you called 9th ball directly in winter 2021 when you were released from NC. I think it was that desperate feeling.

I was really desperate at the time. Thanks to my earnestness, I was able to play baseball again in such a good environment called LG. It was also an opportunity to meet good leaders at LG and get better. Thank you LG. Of course, I would also like to thank the coaches and coaches who worked with me at the previous NC.

-He is having a career high season at the age of 38. It’s like a dream. Is there a secret?

That’s how hard I tried and I’m still trying. I think hard work is also a talent, but if you keep doing it, it will come out someday. This is what I want to say to my juniors. Don’t quit just because you don’t get the results because you’re doing a little bit, but if you keep doing it, you’ll get good results someday. I want to tell my juniors that if you continue without giving up, you will definitely get the result of your efforts. I believe the reason why I’m still competitive to this day came from hard work.

LG right-hander Kim Jin-sung is taking the mound in the bottom of the sixth inning of the 2023 professional baseball game between SSG Landers and LG Twins at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th.. 2023.05.24 Literature | kanjo@sportsseoul.com

I think I have to work harder as a senior.

Yes. Since you are a baseball player and an athlete, it is natural to exercise. And if you’re an athlete senior, it’s right to lead by example. That’s why I always try hard.

  • No matter how much, the two-game doubleheader pitching is only superhuman. Where does this superhuman power come from.

I think it’s coming out looking at just one victory. To be honest, I’m a little nervous about what will happen next year. Still, I’m only looking at one victory. LG fans, don’t you think all of our LG players are watching the championship. I’m enduring just by watching the championship. It’s okay to suffer now as long as you can win.

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