NC Dinos Sidearm Shim Chang-min showed off his goalless pitch against his former team. He showed potential for a rebound, even though he lasted only one inning. 안전놀이터
Shim Chang-min, who was selected for the opening entry, got on the mound as the fifth pitcher of the 9th inning in the regular season opener against Samsung held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 1st, leading 8-0.
Kim Dong-yeop, who replaced Lee Won-seok as a pinch hitter, threw a curveball on the 4th pitch in an advantageous situation with a ball count of 0B-2S, and induced a foul fly by the catcher. Soon after, he induced a strikeout on a swing at the end of a full count with Lee Seong-gyu, who was the home run king of the exhibition game. Gong Min-gyu took the place of Lee Jae-hyeon at bat. Inducing a fly ball to second base with a fastball on the first pitch. He handled three batters neatly and kept the victory by 8 points.
Shim Chang-min was a member of the extremely strong Pil Seung-jo, which led Samsung’s heyday along with Jung Hyun-wook, Kwon Oh-jun, Oh Seung-hwan, Ahn Ji-man, and Kwon Hyuk.
In 2016, he recorded 25 saves while guarding the back door, setting a personal record for the most in a season, and achieved double-digit saves (17) in 2018. He won double-digit holds three times in his career in 2013, 2017 and 2021. He was recognized for his ability enough to earn a place on the 2015 Premier 12 and 2017 WBC squad.
Shim Chang-min moved from Samsung to NC in December 2021 through a 2-1 trade. NC, which planned to release veteran pitchers such as Lim Chang-min and Kim Jin-seong and reorganize them into younger pitchers, sought to strengthen its power by recruiting Shim Chang-min, a sure-win card with finishing experience.
However, the disappointment was greater than the expectations. He took the mound 11 times last year, and he went 1-2 with an earned run average of 14.21. After the SSG match on May 14, he did not appear on the first team stage. He has been immersed in rehabilitation after an elbow injury.
Catcher Kim Eung-min, who moved to NC with Shim Chang-min, started the second act of his baseball life as a managing coach after retiring from active duty in December of last year. On the other hand, catcher Kim Tae-gun, who moved to Samsung, had a satisfactory season with a batting average of .298, 61 hits, 2 homers and 25 RBIs last year.
If Shim Chang-min, who showed a disappointing performance last year, plays well in the bullpen this season, the trade profit and loss evaluation may change. As his first start was good, the possibility of a rebound is open.