“He said, ‘Let’s get on base twice.’”… The reason why he was disappointed despite his first DH appearance after debut and hitting 2G consecutive home runs
“I thought I should be of some help in batting….”
Park Jun-young (25, Doosan Bears) started as the designated hitter and eighth hitter in the away game against the KIA Tigers held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 17th.스포츠토토
Park Jun-young said, “This is my first time playing as a designated hitter.”
I took a hit at a critical moment. He came out as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 5th inning with a 2-1 lead and went over the left field fence. When KIA starting pitcher Thomas Panoni’s fastball came in rather high, he caught it without missing and went over the wall on his left side.
This was the moment when Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s strategy was also successful. Coach Lee presented Park Jun-young as his ‘Panoni strategy card’ ahead of this day’s game. Park Jun-young’s batting skills were so good that he came out as a pinch hitter in the KIA game on the 15th and hit a home run.
Considering that he met Panoni in the game against KIA on the 6th and only had 3 hits in 6 innings. Coach Lee said, “Panoni’s hitting percentage as a left-handed hitter is a little high, and (Kim) Jae-hwan had a hard time. (Park) Jun-young shows good performance and is good at selecting the ball, so I put him in the starting lineup.”
Panoni left the mound after giving up 8 hits (2 home runs) and 5 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings.
Doosan won 8 to 3.
After finishing the game, Park Joon-young said, “I am glad that I contributed to the team’s winning streak rather than home runs for two games in a row. In my first at-bat, a lot of the game came to my body, so in my second at-bat, I abandoned the outside and only aimed for the closer, but fortunately, the result was good.” “There was,” he said.
Before the game, Coach Lee told Park Jun-young, “Let’s get on base at least twice.” Park Jun-young recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Park Jun-young said, “It was my first time playing as a starting hitter while playing baseball, so I thought I should somehow help in batting. Before the game, the manager told me to get on base at least twice, but I was disappointed that I could only get on base once.”
Park Jun-young continued, “I will continue to do my best within the given opportunity and help the team advance to the fall baseball season. We were able to win today thanks to the enthusiastic support of the fans who came all the way. I am always grateful