KT Park Byung-ho Hits a Home Run in his Return to the Starting Lineup after 22 days… Amazing performance
The left calf is still in poor condition… “I want to do my part”
KT Wiz Park Byeong-ho (37) injured his left calf in the game against Hanwha Eagles on the 9th.
Although it did not result in any serious injuries, such as his muscle rupture,
the pain did not subside easily. 안전놀이터
Park Byung-ho was later left out of the starting lineup.
His physical condition was not good.
He was unable to see defense or run the bases properly.
However, Byung-ho Park did not go down to the rehabilitation group.
This was because he felt he had to contribute to the team’s upward trend.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol recommended a break, but Park Byeong-ho said he would remain in the first team.
Director Lee Kang-cheol said, “I think Park Byung-ho’s mental strength is great.”
Byung-ho Park played every game with pain.
Although he was not named in the starting lineup,
he appeared as a pinch hitter in every game and put pressure on the opposing team.
Great Help to KT Wiz
Park Byung-ho’s mere presence was a great help to the KT team.
Park Byeong-ho felt a heavy sense of responsibility and also felt sorry.
He thought he couldn’t just serve as a pinch hitter on the bench forever.
He started as the number 4 designated hitter in the home game against the Samsung Lions held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 31st.
It was a return to the starting lineup 22 days after the match against Hanwha on the 9th.
My physical condition was still not good.
When asked, “To what percentage has my physical condition improved,”
he said, “It’s not a level that can be quantified.”
Park Byeong-ho ran with all his might despite his weak body.
3rd & 5th Inning
He took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning when the score was 3-3 and hit a heavy hit,
in the 5th inning, taking advantage of an error by the opposing team,
he sprinted to first base and succeeded in getting on base.
KT had a close match.
In the top of the 8th inning with a 5-3 lead, Young-Hyun Park allowed a solo home run to Jose Pirella of the opposing team and was chased down to the chin.
Park Byeong-ho stepped forward in a desperate situation.
Park Byeong-ho, who came out as the lead hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning with a 5-4 lead,
targeted the opposing team’s Kim Tae-hoon’s third pitch two-seam fastball and hit a large home run
with a distance of 125 meters that went over the center fence.
It was a home run that decided the game.
For Park Byung-ho, it was his 11th home run of the season,
it was his first hit in 7 games since the Hanwha game on the 18th.
He should have celebrated as it was a game-winning home run, but he played with all his might.
Byung-ho Park slowed down and rounded the bases only after the home run sign was given.
Park Byung-ho led the team to a 6-4 victory by going 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 run in his return as a starter.
Park Byeong-ho, whom we met after the game, said, “The moment I hit the ball, I thought it was going to be a double hit,” and “I was worried how I would get to second base with my legs like this.”
He added, “I was running with that in mind, but I was fortunate that the ball went over the fence.”
He said, “I don’t know how long I can last, but I want to do my part when I get the chance to play,” and added, “My honest feeling is that I want to be of some help to the current team atmosphere.”