(Exports News reporter Kim Ji-soo) “Among the current 10 team catchers, he stands out and has strong shoulders.”
Lotte Giants battery coach Choi Kyung-chul could not hide his big smile after the end of the LG Twins match on the 9th. I was happy that the team won 7-4 and jumped to fourth place alone, but a smile spread naturally to Son Sung-bin’s performance as a starting catcher.
Son Sung-bin started as the eighth batter and catcher on the day and not only wielded a hard blow with one hit, two RBIs, two runs and one walk in three at-bats, but also frustrated LG by showing off his unique strong opinion.
In particular, the scene in which Lotte caught LG second baseman Oh Ji-hwan with accurate and quick checks in the top of the sixth inning with no outs and runners on first and second base was enough to generate exclamations.
Oh Ji-hwan took a big lead toward third base at Moon Bo-kyung’s at-bat, but it was difficult to see it as a head play. It could only be said that Son Sung-bin’s “laser throw” shone.
Son Sung-bin also caught Moon Bo-kyung, who attempted to steal second base in a full count at Shin Min-jae’s at-bat in the top of the seventh 꽁머니사이트 inning with one out and runners on first base. As even Shin Min-jae struck out swinging, the inning ended as it was, and LG, whose attack flow was cut off, failed to score until the ninth inning.
Son Sung-bin has maintained a 100% steal prevention rate since returning from military service in Sangmu in the middle of last month. It is true that there were not many chances to play because it was a backup position that supported the main catcher Yoo Kang-nam, but it is also true that his strong shoulders that caught stolen bases for the fourth consecutive time stand out.
LG Moon Sung-joo said in an interview with Soo-hoon after the match against Lotte in Jamsil on June 25, “I thought it was a safe timing unconditionally, so I started at first base and slid at second base, and catcher Son Sung-bin’s throw came really quickly and accurately. Even when I came into the dugout, my colleagues said they didn’t think I would be out, he said, adding that he was tongue-in-cheek with Son Sung-bin’s “laser throw.”
Coach Choi Kyung-chul said, “Son Sung-bin throws a really strong throw. “I have a good shoulder, but I think I have the best posture among domestic catchers,” he said adding, “I dare say, it’s not bad compared to catcher seniors who made a name for their strong dogs in the past.”
He also said, “Son Sung-bin usually has a very good posture to prepare for games. “I’m working hard, but I’m also proud of my strengths,” he praised.
Son Sung-bin lowered his body, saying that coach Choi Kyung-chul helped him a lot by memorizing the pouring praise. The bench’s advice was also great in catching Oh Ji-hwan as a check in the top of the fifth inning against LG on the 9th.
Son Sung-bin said, “I think the secret to a 100% steal blocking rate is to continue training with coach Choi Kyung-chul before the game,” adding, “I was able to throw immediately because (Moon Bo-kyung) told me to think of throwing a bunt to second base in the top of the fifth inning.”
“I think it’s better to steal than to get a steal, but the moments when the team doesn’t give a point and gets out of the crisis are better than when they make a hit.” “It’s also good to make pitchers a little comfortable,” he stressed.
Ball mixing and pitcher Reed are also said to have improved by steadily playing Futures League games in Sangmu over the past two years. After returning to Lotte after being discharged from the military, he is studying hard writing down the game situation in the dugout on days when he does not start under coach Choi Kyung-chul’s order.
“Coach Choi Kyung-chul thought I was sitting on the home plate, thought of ball mixing inside and asked me to compare Yoo Kang-nam’s lead,” Son Sung-bin said. “I can see the characteristics of the opposing hitters better and I’m learning a lot from Gangnam.” “When I watch the game, my concentration seems to increase,” he said, expressing satisfaction.
Lotte manager Larry Sutton also has high expectations for Son Sung-bin. “He has the talent to play in the future clean-up trio. Everyone will agree that Son Sung-bin is a big player in the future, he said. “Not only is he a good catcher, but he can also develop further in batting,” he said with a message of encouragement