Shortstop Park Seong-han, who saved SSG Landers at a critical moment when they were on the verge of losing their 4th game in a row, was confident, “I will put the team in second place until the Hangzhou Asian Games are called.”토토사이트
Park Seong-han hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 9th inning in an away game against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon at 2 p.m. on the 10th, leading the team to a 6-5 victory. He started as the 5th hitter and was silent with no hits in 4 at-bats until the 7th inning, but he hit a decisive blow before the end of the game.
The opponent was Kim Jae-yoon, the ultimate king of KT. This season, Park Seong-han met Kim Jae-yoon three times and gave up no hits, including one strikeout. On this day, after finishing the game, he explained, “I went to bat with the confidence that it was time for a hit,” and “I forgot the previous result and focused on hitting it accurately.”
However, Kim Jae-yoon came on the mound in the top of the 9th inning against SSG the previous day and lasted 3 innings until the 11th inning. He went into a series after throwing 31 balls. Park Seong-han emphasized, “I told you earlier that Kim Jae-yoon’s strength had decreased, but he didn’t feel it at all,” and added, “If you think about a forkball, the timing is late, so I focused on the fastball and it hit.”
SSG’s Park Seong-han is being congratulated by his teammates after hitting a home run in a game against the LG Twins held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 20th of last month. News 1
Park Seong-han, who maintained a hot batting ability last month with three home runs and a batting average of 0.305, slumped to 0.179 in September until this game. He said, “The feeling of being good for no reason disappeared as soon as September came. “It didn’t go as well as he wanted,” he said. “I can’t say there aren’t physical problems. “But it’s just an excuse because all players play the same season.”
Accordingly, SSG also suffered three consecutive losses twice this month along with the collapse of its starting lineup. The team’s ranking, which started in 3rd place, soon fell to 5th place. Park Seong-han said, “It’s frustrating because the team’s batting has ups and downs. “It was difficult because we didn’t get a shot when we needed it,” he said. “We kept losing recent games, so the mood was down. I was playing the game with a new mindset to win, but I was upset because the results didn’t come out. “I hope today’s victory serves as an opportunity for a rebound,” he said.
Regarding the batting average dropping from 0.298 last season to 0.268 this year and the number of home runs increasing from 2 to 9, he said, “It was not intentional at all,” and added, “Because I am not a home run hitter, I am not greedy for long hits. But my batting average is dropping and there are a lot of home runs, so it’s frustrating. “I will train to hit accurately,” he said.
Park Seong-han, who was included in the final roster for the Asian Games, will begin his convocation training schedule from the 23rd. He is expected to play 9 games for SSG before joining the national team. He said, “I will aim for a higher ranking,” and added, “I want to contribute to achieving many victories in the remaining period. “I will raise the team to second or third place before we go,” he pledged.