MLB is also eyeing → Forgotten golden generation 1st designated pitcher → 1001 days of bewildering first-team victory, sweat and effort were not in vain 

NC Dinos pitcher Kim Tae-hyeon (25). At the time of his joining, it was the ‘unfinished standby’ that everyone paid attention to.

Joining the NC with the first nomination for the 2017 rookie draft, he made a name for himself as the best left-handed pitcher in the Gyeongsangnam-do region during high school. He got the attention of American major league scouts early on. In the 11th Asian Youth Baseball Championship held in Taichung, Taiwan in 2016, Ko Woo-seok (currently LG Twins) Lee Jung-hoo Kim Hye-seong (Lee Sang-hyun Kiwoom Heroes) Kang Baek-ho (currently KT Wiz) and others wore the Taegeuk mark and played 4 innings in the first match of the preliminary round against the Philippines. 2 hits, no 4 walks, 5 strikeouts, no runs allowed, and he made a foothold for a cold victory. The aggressive pitching based on the 1m88 tall physique had no choice but to fascinate the viewers. The expectations of NC, which paid a contract of 300 million won, were just as high.

In his first year with the Futures (2nd team), Kim Tae-hyun, who threw 64⅔ innings in 15 league games and recorded 4 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 7.38, chose military service in the police baseball team. In the first year of his enlistment, he transformed into a closer and showed his potential by making 13 saves in the Futures League.

But the wait continued. He pitched well for Futures and did not last long even if he reached the first team stage. He only pitched 1⅓ innings in 2 games in the 2020 season and 5⅓ innings in 6 games in the 2021 season. Last year, he never received a call-up to the first team, and the Futures had 4 wins, 4 losses and 7 holds in 46 innings in 46 games, and an average ERA of 7.24. His name, which was called the ‘golden generation’ during the youth baseball team and the first nomination, was forgotten.

Kim Tae-hyun, who finished last season as a bullpen pitcher in Geelong Korea of ​​the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL), continued his potential with 1 win, 1 loss, 3 holds, 2 saves and an ERA of 2.20 in 18 games. An unexpected opportunity came this year. NC, who was suffering from a mound line injury, was busy looking for alternative resources in Futures, and an opportunity returned to Kim Tae-hyun. Kim Tae-hyun, who appeared in the first team for a while after the opening and headed back to the Futures, went to the Futures again after 10 days in May without a mound in the first team, but was called up again on the 8th. On the 8th, Kim Tae-Hyun, who played 2 innings with no hits, 4 walks and no runs against Samsung, succeeded in occupying a spot in the 1st team bullpen the next day, holding out against the Samsung lineup with 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 1 inning.

Changwon KIA on the 25th. Kim Tae-hyeon climbed the mound as the team’s third pitcher in the beginning of the 7th inning, when the team was trailing 0-3, and caught the pitcher’s ground ball to lead batter Choi Won-joon. He gave Kim Do-young a walk, but KIA’s proud veteran, Seong-beom Choi Hyeong-woo, each handled a fly ball and finished the mission. In the ensuing attack, as the NC batters reversed themselves with Park Kun-woo’s push-back walk and Jason Martin’s grand run, Kim Tae-hyun seized the opportunity for his first win in his career. With Ryu Jin-wook in the 8th inning and Lee Yong-chan in the 9th maintaining the lead, Kim Tae-hyun won a thrilling victory 7 days after his debut and 1001 days after his first appearance in the first team.온라인바카라

Kim Tae-hyun looked back on the game that day, saying, “I went up in a situation where the team was losing 0-3, but I just thought that I would not concede for a comeback. Fortunately, I think I was able to win by blocking it well.” He said, “It was the first victory I really wanted to achieve. I felt very sorry for the fans because the victory was so late.” I will become a player who can help the team.”

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