“I think he got hurt because of me”.
KT Wiz eldest brother Park Kyung-soo, 39, was worried about the injury of KIA Tigers’ Choi Hyung-woo even after he hit the decisive home run. Park hit a two-run shot to center field in the top of the ninth inning of a 1-1 tie in Gwangju against KIA on April 24. His first home run of the season didn’t come until the fall, and it was a priceless shot that gave his team a 3-2 victory.
It was a home run that proved why he’s a veteran. In the third inning, 토토사이트 Alford led off with a triple and scored the first run of the game. However, the team was unable to capitalize on their chances and the score remained 1-0. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Son Dong-hyun threw a wild pitch at second base to give up the tying run.
KIA closer Lim Ki-young came on from the eighth inning and pitched a perfect game until the ninth inning with two outs. Transfer student Lee Ho-yeon drew a walk to keep the spark alive. Park Kyung-soo, who led off the inning with a single, came in looking for a hit. The second pitch, a slider, was just inside the body, and he took a thunderous swing and smashed it over the center field fence for a 120-meter home run.
It was his first home run of the season in 376 days. The 39-year-old veteran’s final blow gave the team a second straight win. It was a huge boost for the second-place Suisun. Coach Lee Kang-cheol applauded the home run, saying, “It was a crown jewel.” Despite not being a full-time starter, Park made important plays when needed.
Park said, “I still wanted to hit one. I was sorry that I couldn’t do a good job behind the plate when the juniors were working so hard. I felt like an older brother when it mattered the most. I thought, “Let’s take one and go for it.” The pitch came in, and I felt like I was well-rested and the power was transferred. It was the game-winning home run, so it meant a lot.”
Kia’s Choi Hyung-woo, who was injured when he collapsed on the basepaths, was also worried. He led off the seventh inning with a double and sprinted to first base, but was caught by first baseman Park Byung-ho’s leg and fell to the ground and was rushed to the hospital. “I’m worried about him. We’re close in age, so I hope it’s not a serious injury. I couldn’t catch the ball because it was a drive and it curved. I think he got hurt because of me,” he said with a dark look on his face. However, contrary to his hopes, he was diagnosed with a fractured left collarbone, which means the rest of the season is bleak.
Park’s playing time will be limited. He usually starts at second base when Ko Young-pyo and Cuevas are pitching. That’s because he gets a lot of ground balls. “He helps Young-pyo Ko and Cuevas. With a lot of lefties and a lot of ground balls, we need defense, so that’s why I’m out there. The juniors have done a great job to get us this far. We’re going to try to get the veterans to step up in the remaining games and create an atmosphere where we can all hush-hush.”