Discharged from the military’ 1st round catcher, 100% stealing base… You deserve to be proud of your strong shoulder

KT’s discharged catcher Kang Hyeon-woo showed off his strong dog for two days in a row. 1st place in the demonstration game team stealing LG’s fast feet were properly tied up. 

An exhibition match between LG and KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 24th. In the top of the fourth inning, LG’s lead batter Oh Ji-hwan walked on base. Left-handed hitter Kim Hyun-soo is at bat. In the 2-ball 2-strike, runner Oh Ji-hwan on the 5th pitch jumped to 2nd base. Kang Hyeon-woo took the ball out and threw it to second base, and was tagged out. The thrown ball flew high, but shortstop Kim Sang-soo had time to catch it and lower his glove to tag.

Prior to the match, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol saw Kang Hyeon-woo passing by during an interview with reporters in the dugout and said, “If you play today, kill them all.” Hyeonu Kang replied, “Yes.” 

In the demonstration game against LG the previous day, Kang Hyeon-woo was referring to the fact that he stopped base stealing with accurate throws to second base several times. In the exhibition game, LG is attempting to steal many bases to test the slide step of the opposing team’s battery and the ability to throw to second base. He had 25 successful base steals through the 23rd, and 12 failed base steals. 

Kang Hyun-woo tagged out Park Hae-min, who attempted to steal second base from first base safely, in the 7th inning of an exhibition game against LG as a great defense. In the ninth inning, Park Hae-min tried to steal second base again, but was tagged out again by Kang Hyeon-woo’s accurate throw. It is rare for Park Hae-min, who has won the stealing title four times, to steal twice in one game. Shin Min-jae and Song Chan-eui were also out due to failure to steal second base once each in the 8th inning. 

Coach Lee Kang-cheol started Kang Hyeon-woo, who performed well the previous day as a substitute. Director Lee praised, “Originally, the action of removing the ball is fast. Throwing is also good.” Kang Hyeon-woo, who joined KT in the second round of 2020, was discharged from the army last fall and returned to the team.  

Prior to the game on the 24th, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “The previous day, Park Hae-min ran at the timing he shouldn’t have been running and was out. I run,” he said with a laugh. 

However, Oh Ji-hwan, who succeeded in stealing 20 bases last year, was tagged out at second base while running. In two games on the 23rd and 24th,스포츠토토 LG runners tried to steal five times against Hyunwoo Kang, but all failed. 

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