‘KS roster confirmed’ first-round rookie Geoffo hits two-run homer against ‘4-start contender’ Lee Jung-yong
LG’s rookie outfield prospect Kim Bum-seok hit a two-run home run in the Cheongbaek game.
LG held the Blue-Black Game at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th. LG played two exhibition games at LG Champions Park in Icheon, and then moved to Jamsil to prepare for the Korean Series. 메이저놀이터
The starting lineup for the Blue-Black Game was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Park Hae-min (center fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Jeong Ju-hyun (second baseman). The starting pitcher was Lee Jung-yong.
The Blue Team (backup) lineup is Shin Min-jae (designated hitter), Ahn Ik-hoon (center fielder), Kim Bum-seok (first baseman), Lee Jae-won (left fielder), Son Ho-young (shortstop), Song Chan-ui (third baseman), Seo Geon-chang (second baseman), Heo Do-hwan (catcher), and Kim Hyun-jong (right fielder). The starting pitcher is Kim Yun-sik.
Kim Hyun-jong, the backup team’s No. 9 right fielder, is an outfielder selected in the second round of the 2024 rookie draft. He had already played one inning in Icheon training against the Blue and White. On this day, he even made the starting lineup. “We’re watching to see if we’ll take him to spring training next year,” Yeom said.
Kim Bum-seok of the backup team hit a thunderous home run in the first inning. Shin Min-jae led off the inning with a walk and was retired on a grounder to second base. Ahn Ik-hoon singled to right field.
Kim Bum-seok followed with a line drive over the left field fence for a two-run home run off Lee Jung-yong. After going 0-for-2 and 0-for-2 in the two previous Blue-Black games in Icheon, Kim hit a home run in his first at-bat.
Kim, who is 3-for-27 (.111) in 10 games with the first team this season, will be included in the Korean Series roster as the third catcher. Despite his small number of first-team at-bats, he has shown long ball power in the Futures League. Although it’s unlikely that he’ll play catcher, Kim Bum-seok, who has completed shoulder rehabilitation, played one inning at catcher for the first time in the second Blue-Black game on April 26. “He went out there just in case,” Yeom said.
After the home run, Lee struck out Lee Jae-won and Son Ho-young in quick succession. He gave up a foul home run to Lee Jae-won that just cleared the right field fence, but got a swinging strikeout on a changeup.