Lotte homemaker who quenched her thirst for long shots “I hit with the thought of ‘I don’t know'”￼
- on May 27, 2023
Lotte Giants hostess Yoo Kang-nam quenched her thirst for long hits and led the team to three consecutive victories and a weekend three-game winning series.
Gangnam Yoo started as the 8th hitter and catcher in the 4th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 27th, and recorded 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats, Lotte won 6-5. led
Yoo Gang-nam came out as a solver in the first and second bases with one company in the beginning of the 7th inning, when the team was 0-0. Against Kiwoom left-hander Kim Jae-woong, he hit a fence direct hit, 1 RBI, and 2 bases that easily crossed the right fielder’s height, giving Lotte a 1-0 lead. Then, when Ahn Kwon-soo hit left-handed, he stepped on the home plate through third base with an unstoppable run, and even scored.
Yoo Kang-nam’s performance continued. In the beginning of the 8th inning, when Lotte was leading 6-0, the changed pitcher Kim Joon-hyung produced another double, recording two or more long hits in a game for the first time since the opening. This season, he had a foothold to recover his hitting feeling while recording a lower batting average and slugging percentage compared to previous years.
His unique and stable pitching lead was also a great boost to Lotte’s victory. Yoo Kang-nam led starting pitcher Charlie Barnes’ 6 scoreless innings and worked with Kim Jin-wook at the end of the 7th inning to block Kiwoom’s pursuit without a run. He did his part well until he was replaced after a double in the top of the 8th inning.
After the game, Yoo Kang-nam said, “The team gave a score at the end of the 9th inning, but I was satisfied (with the victory) because I blocked Kiwoom’s batting line well until the 8th inning without losing a run.” I ate, and I think the bat is a bonus and I am working on the game.”
Regarding the final at-bat in the top of the 7th inning, “Recently, I have regrets from hitting, and I am not convinced. A ball that works even if I hit it with the number of goals came out, so I swung it with the feeling of putting the hitting point in front as much as possible.” I hit all the first pitches at bat and was out, so it was a bit burdensome, but I said, ‘I don’t know,’ and that led to good results,” he laughed.
He also showed pride in his recent team performance and mound stability. Lotte is ranked 7th out of 10 clubs with a team ERA of 3.95 until the game that day. Until April, the team’s average ERA was swayed to 4.75, but this month, all pitchers are showing off their good condition, and they are showing off their performance regardless of which team they face.메이저사이트
Yoo Kang-nam said, “The players are united as one and are playing every game. Captain Ahn Chi-hong also had a meeting recently when he was slow against Hanwha in Daejeon and emphasized team betting.” It seems to be going in a good direction,” he added.