Samsung has a trio of young beasts in their early 20s called the Gulbiz. The Gulbiz, consisting of Kim Hyun-joon, Kim Ji-chan, and Lee Jae-hyun, are nicknamed this because they walk around like oysters.
Kim was born in 2002, Kim Ji-chan was born in 2001, and Lee Jae-hyun was born in 2003. They are popular among Samsung’s young female fans.
They’re also very talented. In the game against Lotte at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Nov. 11, Gulbiz’s first and second players, Kim Ji-chan and Kim Hyun-joon, stood out.
While Kang Min-ho hit the game-winning home run in the 10th inning, Kim Ji-chan and Kim Hyun-joon were able to keep the game close thanks to their batting order.
Samsung gave up two runs to Lotte in the sixth inning, but in the bottom of the seventh, Kim Ji-chan hit a two-run double with the bases loaded and Kim Hyun-joon followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 3-2.
Oh Seung-hwan tied the game in the ninth with an RBI single off Jung Hoon to send the game into extra innings.
In the top of the 10th, Lotte’s Yoon Dong-hee blasted a solo home run to give them the win, but Samsung had a chance in the bottom of the 10th when Kim Young-woong led off with a double to left-center and Kim Ji-chan laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to third and Kim Hyun-joon followed with a single to right to tie the game.
Kim advanced to third on Jose Pirela’s fly out to center field and came home on Kang Min-ho’s two-run homer to left field to end the game.
“The hitters in front of me gave me a lot of opportunities, and I batted with the idea of getting them in,” Kim said after the game.토토사이트
“(Kim) Ji-chan told my brother, ‘If you go out, I’ll hit from behind, so go out unconditionally,'” he said. “I think Ji-chan answered him by creating a lot of chances in front of him,” he added. He also expressed his gratitude to his fans, saying, “I was encouraged by the many fans who came and supported us this week.”
“Kim Ji-chan and Kim Hyun-jun were the table-setters and showed great batting and baserunning,” said Samsung head coach Park Jin-man.