KT coach Lee Kang-cheol’s message went through to the team.
In the home game against Doosan held at Suwon Stadium on the 3rd, KT beat the opponent’s mound with 17 hits and won 13-3. KT, who lost 1-10 the previous day, succeeded in breaking the chain of 4 consecutive losses from the Daegu game on the 28th of last month with the victory that day.
Kim Sang-soo went 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 RBI and 3 runs, Kang Baek-ho went 3 at-bats, 3 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 run, Park Byeong-ho went 4 at-bats, 2 hits, 3 RBIs and 1 run, and Jang Seong-woo went 4 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 homer, 2 RBIs and 2 runs. He wielded a strong blow and enjoyed the joy of a complete victory after a long time.메이저놀이터
After the game, veteran Park Byeong-ho said, “This year’s team is not good and we can’t score a lot, so I’m reflecting as a center hitter.”
Before the game, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol made a lot of changes to the first team entry. Pitchers Lee Chae-ho and Kim Jeong-woon, outfielders Lee Si-won and Hong Hyun-bin, and infielder Oh Yoon-seok were canceled from the first-team entry, and instead, infielders Hwang Jae-gyun, pitchers Lee Sang-dong, Park Se-jin, and outfielders Jung Joon-young and Ahn Chi-young were registered.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Hwang Jae-gyun came up because he was in good shape.”
Coach Lee, who had watched the players train in an unusual way after the game the previous day, delivered a message saying, “Now I want you to stick to the basics.”
Park Byeong-ho, who was one of the players who gave the special hit, said, “The coach threw a message, but shouldn’t we not come forward? I needed that kind of appearance from the players, and I wanted to help by doing something myself, so I did (a special hit).”
The change in the entry might have been a stimulus, but the KT lineup caught fire from the beginning of the game. In the second inning, with one out and bases loaded, KT scored first with Ahn Chi-young’s sacrifice fly to right field, and in the third inning, Kang Baek-ho’s 1-run triple, Park Byeong-ho’s 1-run double, and Jang Sung-woo’s 2-run home run added 4 runs.
In the beginning of the 4th inning, Doosan allowed 3 runs and was chased, but in the bottom of the 4th, Kim Sang-soo and Kang Baek-ho scored 3 runs and ran away again.
In the 5th inning, Kang Baek-ho’s push-off walk and Park Byeong-ho’s 2 RBIs made the score 12-3 due to the Doosan bullpen’s hunting difficulties, virtually driving the wedge for victory. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Hwang Jae-kyun’s sacrifice fly to left field widened the score by 10 points. KT also achieved hits for all starting batters for the second time on the team this season.
KT had a hard time solving it from the beginning of the season as many injured players came out. However, Park Byeong-ho blamed himself for not seizing the opportunity when it came. This is the reason why he couldn’t laugh out loud even after winning. He said, “I thought it would get better as I achieved a winning series last time in a row. He should have built a lot of multipliers when the hitting cycle came up, but he didn’t. It’s not really easy for him, but he has no choice but to try and overcome it. I think he will have to continue to develop and try to become better.”
Before the start of this season, KT, which was named as a candidate for the championship and is currently at the bottom, must now look to the top. Park Byeong-ho knows that too well. He said, “The players have no choice but to stick together.” It was not possible for the top 10 team to appear again. I think I should try to lead the atmosphere by talking with the senior players. Now, doing this every day will be helpful.”