He resembled his father in appearance, personality, and skills. Lotte Giants second-year pitcher Jin Seung-hyeon (20) laughed, saying, “I really wanted to follow his father’s ceremony.” Jin Seung-hyun’s father is the head coach of the KIA Tigers, Jin Gap-yong, a former national catcher.메이저놀이터
Jin Seung-hyun took the mound as the second pitcher in the 8th inning, leading 5-1, following starting pitcher Na Kyun-an, who had a good pitching against the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 9th with 7 innings and 1 run. Lotte was in a difficult situation to put in Pil Seung-jo because Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong had three consecutive fights in the Sajik KT Wiz match on the 6th and 8th. Seung-hyun Jin blocked 2 innings until the 9th inning with 1 hit and no runs (23 pitches), leading Lotte to escape from 4 consecutive losses.
After finishing the game, Jin Seung-hyeon spread his thumb and forefinger together with catcher Kang-Nam Yoo in a gesture of piercing the sky. His father followed the victory ceremony held in harmony with Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung), the ‘end plate leader’. Their ceremony was like Samsung’s trademark.
When Jin Seung-hyun finished the game with his own hands, his father’s ceremony came to mind. Jin Seung-hyeon suggested to Kang-nam Yoo with a smile and no sign of nervousness, “Senior, let’s celebrate your father’s ceremony together.” This is the part where you can get a glimpse of his father’s strong heart and boldness. Kang-Nam Yoo smiled broadly and then responded to the ceremony. Jin Seung-hyun said, “Since I was young, I have seen the ceremony my father did. So he wanted to follow it.”
If so, what was your father’s reaction? Jin Seung-hyeon followed his father’s tone and laughed, saying, “He said, ‘Kill the ceremony.'”
Born and raised in Daegu under the influence of his father, who played for Samsung for a long time, Jin Seung-hyun started playing baseball naturally. After going through Bonri Elementary School, Hyeopseong Gyeongbok Middle School, and Gyeongbuk High School, he distinguished himself by throwing a fast ball in the upper half of 140km per hour.
Jin Seung-hyun, who was often told that he resembled his father’s appearance, inherited his personality and baseball skills. Jin Seung-hyun joined the team after receiving the 14th pick in the second round of the 2022 rookie draft.
He recently threw the ball hard in front of his father in the dugout opposite him. He took the mound against KIA on the 4th and recorded 2 hits and no runs in 1 inning. Jin Seung-hyun said, “I talk to my father about once a day. On the day I started, he almost always calls me.” In the match against Kiwoom Heroes on the 27th of last month, he allowed 3 runs with 2 hits and 1 walk while getting 1 out count. Jin Seung-hyun introduced after the game, “My father advised me to ‘do not avoid it and play more confidently’.”
Jin Seung-hyun, who had a harsh debut ceremony with an average ERA of 9.00 in 10 games for the first team last year, is showing a more stable appearance by recording an average ERA of 3.68 in 6 games until the 10th of this season. His walks per 9 innings decreased from 7.00 last year to 1.23 this season.
Manager Sutton was satisfied, saying, “Jin Seung-hyun is showing growth every time he starts. He looks like his confidence is growing.” Jin Seung-hyun said with strength, “He is not sick and wants to remain in the first team and continue to play.”