Lotte Giants players playing in Geelong Korea of the Australian Professional Baseball League (ABL) are doing well. Lotte pitchers Kim Jin-wook (21) and Seo Jun-won (23) and hitter Kim Min-seok (19) are gradually improving their condition and foretelling their performance in the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) league this season.
Geelong Korea lost 1-3 in the second game of the double header against the Perth Heat held at Perth Empire Ballpark on the 7th (Korean time). Kim Jin-wook, who made his second start in the ABL, played well in the game, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings, but became a losing pitcher as the other line did not support him. 토토
In his first starting game on the 30th of last month, Kim Jin-wook showed a sluggish performance of 2 innings and 8 runs, but in the game that day, he showed stable pitching. Kim Jin-wook got off to an uneasy start in the first inning, allowing Perth’s first and second batters a right-handed hit and a two-run home run. Following this, he was rocked by an infield hit by the third batter. However, he prevented additional runs by tying up the 4th, 5th and 6th batting lines. Afterwards, Kim Jin-wook showed a recovery in his performance by treating all the 2nd to 5th innings.Seo Jun-won plays a variety of roles in Geelong Korea, going back and forth between starting and bullpen. Seo Jun-won is recording an average ERA of 4.58 with 1 win and 2 losses in 7 games. On the 29th of last month, Seo Jun-won came out as a starting pitcher against the Sydney Blue Sox and scored 2 runs in 6 innings, becoming the winning pitcher. Kim Jin-wook and Seo Jun-won are classified as starting pitcher resources who will be responsible for the Lotte mound.
Rookie Kim Min-seok is also showing good performance in Geelong Korea. In the game on the 7th, Kim Min-seok showed a good batting performance of 2 hits in 4 at-bats. Kim Min-seok participated in 17 games and recorded 14 hits, 1 home run and 1 RBI in 56 at-bats. Kim Min-seok recorded a batting average of 0.250 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.639, showing an activity unlike a rookie. Kim Min-seok has various experiences in defense, playing as first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, as well as center fielder.
Kim Seo-jin recorded 5 hits in 32 at-bats with a batting average of 0.156 in 13 games, showing that her condition is not recovering yet.