‘4G consecutive runs’ KIA’s hostess, Taegunmama (泰君媽媽)

Kim Tae-gun (33) is changing the atmosphere of the team with great performance after the transfer. 

The KIA Tigers won 7-0 in the match against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at KT Wiz Park on the 8th. KIA ranked 7th with 34 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses in 73 matches, no ride with Kiwoom Heroes in 6th place, and only behind in win rate. 먹튀검증

On the 5th, the trade that made the KBO league hot was announced. KIA gave up infielder Ryu Ji-hyeok and brought in catcher Kim Tae-gun from the Samsung Lions. 

This trade evoked strong opposition from KIA fans. Because you didn’t like the Kim Tae-gun you brought? It wasn’t. Former general manager Jang Jeong-seok lost Park Dong-won, who was likely to remain, and later lost the nomination right to pick Kim Dong-heon to reinforce the catcher. In such a situation, it was a reaction that came from missing valuable outfielder Ryu Ji-hyeok, who was also mentioned as the next captain due to his high popularity within the team. 

However, after the trade, Kim Tae-gun has been performing outstandingly, completely appeasing the KIA fans who have suffered. Kim Tae-goon shows a stable defense, while also spewing fire in attack. 

It was the same in the KT game that day. In particular, Kim Tae-goon pushed the ball from opposing pitcher Lee Sun-woo in the situation of 2 out 1 and 3 base in the beginning of the 8th inning and made a right-handed hit with 1 RBI, which became the key point. It was the moment when he scored RBIs in all 4 games after the transfer, making 4 consecutive RBIs and 5 RBIs. In the midst of Kim Tae-gun’s performance, KIA is also making a 4-game winning streak. 

In the old Joseon court, the expression mama (媽媽) was used to address the highest-ranking royal family, such as the queen, queen mother, and crown prince. If those who heard the title did well in the royal family, it would be of great help to the country. This is reminiscent of the master catcher who mainly handles the work in baseball, and it became an opportunity for Kim Tae-gun to earn the nickname Taegun Mama (泰君媽媽). 

4 runs batted in and stable game operation. Thanks to Taegunmama (泰君媽媽), who changed the team right after the transfer, KIA has found a clue to a rebound. 

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