Park Byeong-ho (KT Wiz) led the team’s losing streak by scoring three hits even though he was not in 100% condition.
On the 29th of last month, Park Byeong-ho was injured while baserunning against the Suwon Samsung Lions. He felt discomfort in his hamstrings. Fortunately, he wasn’t seriously injured. He returned to first-team entry on the 12th after recovering.메이저놀이터
Park Byeong-ho, who returned as a pinch hitter against the Lotte Giants in Suwon on the 12th, improved his senses by appearing as a pinch hitter in the match on the 13th and 14th. After that, on the 16th, he played a return match against the LG Twins in Jamsil.
Park Byung-ho’s return match was successful. He started as the designated hitter fourth and went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, leading his team to a 12–7 victory.
Park Byeong-ho struck out in his first at-bat with 2nd out and 3rd base at the beginning of the 1st inning, but started hitting hard from the bottom of the 3rd inning, trailing 1-4. He sent a huge batting ball that hit the middle wall in the situation of 1 out 1 and 2 base. Both Kim Sang-soo and Jo Yong-ho came home. After that, Moon Sang-cheol’s home run hit and he succeeded in reversing.
After the game, Park Byeong-ho said, “I had a chance to score in the first inning, but it was true that I couldn’t score and immediately lost the atmosphere.” I think the home run came at an important moment, raising the atmosphere in the dugout and giving the players energy.”
Even after that, Byeong-ho Park’s bat continued to breathe fire. In the top of the 5th inning, with 1 out and 1 base, he hit and went out. Then Sang-Cheol Moon went on base with a walk and became the bases loaded. Seong-Woo Jang’s at bat led catcher Ki-Yeon Kim’s fastball and Cho Yong-Ho scored. Park Byeong-ho and Moon Sang-cheol advanced one base each. Afterwards, Hong Hyun-bin went on base with a walk and reached the base again, and Park Kyung-soo’s sweeping 3 RBIs and doubles widened the score gap.
Park Byung-ho came out as the lead batter in the top of the 7th and hit a double. Afterwards, he was replaced by runner Jung Joon-young to finish the game.
Park Byeong-ho showed caution in running base. He said, “The state of my legs is not 100% yet. That’s why I play as a designated hitter and control it even when I run base. Fortunately, there is no effect on the at-bat. That’s why I played as a designated hitter.”
At KT, the atmosphere has been stagnant since mid-April. From Suwon SSG Landers on April 20th to LG on May 17th, they recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses.
Park Byung-ho said, “Actually, apart from the state of the legs, the center hitter has to play a certain role, but during the losing streak, like me, there were not many cases where the center hitter changed the atmosphere with one big hit. That was a pity,” he said. Players do well and all hitters perform evenly to get points. Today’s game is positive because all hitters seem to have done well.”
KT called up Ju Kwon and Jang Jun-won, who had recovered from injuries, ahead of the game, but many players were still out of power due to injuries. Beasts Bae Jeong-dae, Kim Min-hyeok, Hwang Jae-gyun, and pitchers So-jun So-jun and Kim Min-soo were missing. In particular, Sohn Joon was on the operating table due to a collateral ligament tear on the medial side of his elbow. It’s hard to come back this season.
Park Byeong-ho said that there are many injured players, but players who take advantage of this opportunity should perform well. He said, “The only excuse we can give is that there are many injured players. It would be helpful if I could play a little more evenly with this opportunity and have injured players come back.”