‘First Finish After Moving to LG’ Park Hae-min “Everyone on the team wanted to win”
Leading LG’s 3-game losing streak ends with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning
Park Hae-min (33, LG Twins) came up with a ‘strategy’ and came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning.
I also had the earnest thought in my heart, “I can never give up a game like this.” 온라인카지노
The combination of strategy and earnestness resulted in the ‘first walk-off hit since moving to LG.’
In a home game against the Doosan Bears in professional baseball held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 31st,
Park Hae-min hit a 141 km/h slider from right-handed bullpen Lee Young-ha in the bottom of the 10th inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases in a 2-2 overtime, and flew hard toward left field. It was a hit.
It was Park Hae-min’s first walk-off hit after transferring to LG in 2022,
signing a four-year, 6 billion won contract as a free agent.
Park Hae-min scored two walk-off hits while wearing the Samsung Lions uniform.
Thanks to Park Hae-min, leader LG escaped its 3-game losing streak.
After the Game
Park Hae-min, who met after the game, said, “I went to bat with confidence because my performance
against Lee Young-ha was good (14 hits in 33 at-bats,
including that day’s game, batting average 0.424).
“There was a strategy,” he said.
“I was psychologically cornered by the ball count of 2 strikes,
but Lee Young-ha’s velocity on the breaking ball was fast, so I prepared for the fast ball.
“This strategy was effective,” he said.
Immediately after hitting, Park Hae-min sensed that it was not time to finish.
“I thought Oh Ji-hwan, the runner on second base, would definitely come home.
I didn’t even doubt it,” he said, laughing.
“After I hit, I immediately thought, ‘We won.’”
LG lost all three games against the Changwon NC Dinos last weekend.
On the 26th
in the bottom of the 9th inning, the opposing batter’s infield ground ball
was hit by the umpire’s foot and became an ‘infield hit’, resulting in a come-from-behind loss.
In the Doosan game on the 31st, LG was down 0-2 before the bottom of the 8th inning began.
After one out in the bottom of the 8th inning,
they started chasing with Austin Dean’s solo shot,
tied the score at 2-2 due to Doosan pitcher Jeong Cheol-won’s ‘error of judgment’
when Park Dong-won’s squeeze bunt was on 1st and 3rd bases with 1 out.
Park Hae-min said, “Even if I tried to forget it quickly,
I couldn’t help but feel like I was being chased.
All of my teammates thought that the losing streak should not be prolonged.
“Austin hit a home run in the 8th inning to liven up the atmosphere in the dugout, and Park Dong-won also signed a bunt.
“It didn’t seem like he would come out, but he showed his desire to win by attempting a bunt in a difficult situation.
Everyone wanted to win,” he said, conveying the fierce LG atmosphere.
Park Hae-min himself succeeded in a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the 5th inning,
even with 1st and 2nd bases out and the Doosan infield under heavy pressure,
ended the blood battle with a timely hit in the 10th overtime.
With this Win
leader LG maintained the gap with second place KT Wiz at 4.5 games.
Park Hae-min said, “There are people saying ‘LG is being chased’,
but in reality, we don’t even have time to think about other teams. Right
now, we are just preparing for tomorrow’s game against the Hanwha Eagles.”
He added, “We have played 3/4 of the season well.
Of course, the victory that day was thrilling even for Park Hae-min, who maintained his composure.
Park Hae-min said, “We played really earnestly.
I hope today’s game will be a good inflection point for our team.”