Kiwoom Lee Myung-jong and Hanwha Kim Ki-nam briefly greeted each other on the ground before the match between Hanwha and Kiwoom in the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the afternoon of the 3rd. Kiwoom’s “fearless rookie” Lee Myung-jong’s uncle is Hanwha Kim Ki-nam’s first-tier battery coach. Coach Lee Myung-jong and coach Kim Ki-nam, who usually give a lot of advice on the phone, looked awkward when they met on the ground before the game, asking how they were doing.
Although he is an uncle who usually gives a lot of advice, Kiwoom is running for seven consecutive games, but Hanwha is in a losing streak, so it was not easy to joke. Lee Myung-jong, who wore a Kiwoom uniform through the 2022 draft after graduating from Sebu High School, recorded his first hold against LG on the 18th of last month. In the game against Samsung on the 21st, he took the mound as the team’s third pitcher and showed perfect pitching and won his first victory in his debut. 먹튀검증
He took the mound in the top of the eighth inning after leading 2-1 against Hanwha on the 3rd. He handled No. 8 hitter Kwon Kwang-min with a ground ball to first base, struck out Park Jung-hyun, and neatly handled Tuckman with an outfield fly to add a hold. Lee Myung-jong remained calm despite the one-point lead. The broadcast team also said, “It’s not easy for Rookie to throw his ball calmly in a one-point situation, but he’s a strong heart.”
Meanwhile, Hanwha Peña, who made his first appearance as a starter in the KBO League in the game, threw 61 balls in 3⅔3 innings and came down the mound with 2 outs and 1st base in the 4th inning. He allowed four hits, struck out three, and allowed two runs, but became a losing pitcher. Kiwoom’s starter Choi Won-tae pitched well with one run in five innings, and Lee Byung-kyu got on base with his first double in his personal run with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. Lee Ji-young’s walk led Kim Woong-bin to a 2-1 victory with a come-from-behind two-run timely hit at first and second bases with two outs.