Kim Kwang-hyun changed his position for the first time in a year. Last year, PS’s first starter was the bullpen.
Kim Kwang-hyun (33, St. Louis Cardinals)’s position on the team has narrowed for the first time in a year. Last year, he was the first starter in the postseason, but this year he is in a position to wait in the bullpen.
St. Louis will play a 2021 Major League (MLB) National League wild card game against the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in LA, California, at 9:10 a.m. on the 7th (Korea Standard Time).
The two teams will play a single game, and the winning team will play the division series (3 wins out of 5 games) with the San Francisco Giants (107 wins, 55 losses, 660 winning rates), which boasts the highest winning rate in the National League.
Kim Kwang-hyun, who joined St. Louis last year and experienced autumn baseball since his big league debut season, had a chance to participate in autumn baseball for the second consecutive year.
However, compared to last year, its position is unstable.
Kim Kwang-hyun took the mound in eight games (7 games starting) last year and performed well with three wins, no losses, and a 1.62 ERA. With his outstanding performance, Kim Kwang-hyun was in charge of starting Game 1 in the postseason wild card series (two wins out of three) last year.
This year is different. Kim Kwang-hyun changed his position to a bullpen pitcher after being excluded from the starting rotation since September. After moving to the bullpen, not many opportunities were given – and he added one win and one save in three games.
In the postseason, Kim Kwang-hyun’s mission is expected to be a bullpen, not a starter. U.S. media CBS said, “Kim Kwang-hyun wrapped up this season in the bullpen. If St. Louis advances to the division series, Kim Kwang-hyun can play several innings as a relief pitcher or play a temporary starting role, he said. “If he is included in the roster, St. Louis coach Mike Silt will be able to flexibly run the pitching lineup. 파워볼사이트
The St. Louis fan site Redbirdlands also included Kim Kwang-hyun as a bullpen pitcher. The media noted the role of Long Relief, saying, “Kim Kwang-hyun can throw more than two innings.”
Since bullpen pitchers are determined to take the mound depending on the situation of the game, it is not certain whether Kim Kwang-hyun will be able to take the mound even if he is listed on the roster.