“There is no excuse. It was my fault.”
Kang Baek-ho (24‧kt Wiz) started as the first hitter right fielder in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ match against the Doosan Bears held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 21st.
Kang Baek-ho stepped down with a shortstop floating ball in his first at-bat. He showed his true value in earnest from the second at-bat. After one out in the bottom of the 3rd inning, he hit a heavy hit and went on base. In the bottom of the 5th inning, when the 3-3 was a tight game, with no outs at second base, Choi Won-joon’s change-up was attacked and a 1-RBI double through the left center made it 4-3.
At the end of the 5th inning, kt added 1 point with Kang Baek-ho’s timely hit to make it 5-3, and at the end of the 7th, kt scored 2 more points to win 7-3. Kang Baek-ho led the team to a 7-3 victory with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 at bats. kt completed the winning series with the victory on this day, and it is a winning series in about a month after three consecutive matches with Suwon SSG Landers on the 18th and 20th of last month.
Kang Baek-ho became a Distinguished Player by hitting the final stroke. After meeting him after the game, it was hard to find joy in winning. On the 18th, he seemed unable to relieve the burden of his mind caused by his easy throwing game against the LG Twins in Jamsil.
First of all, Kang Baek-ho said, “It was good that the team was able to play a winning series after a long time. The team is getting better and better, so I think it’s worth looking forward to (rebound).”토토사이트
He continued, “Recently, my condition is not bad. It is gradually improving. (As the number 1 hitter) I can handle many at-bats, and I think (the coach) chose it because he wanted a style that was clearly different from the number 1 he originally knew. It’s number 1, but I try to be active rather than watching the ball a lot.”
He also revealed his thoughts on being replaced by a pinch hitter during the game. At the end of the 7th inning, when the team was ahead 5-3, kt sent out pinch hitter Anthony Alford in place of first base Kang Baek-ho. Kang Baek-ho was recording a multi-hit, but was replaced with a pinch hitter against left-handed pitcher Lee Byung-hun and ended the game.
Kang Baek-ho said, “It’s not a pity to be replaced. I think it’s a judgment that suits the situation. It was okay because he’s a good pitcher and a good batter comes out.”
Kang Baek-ho shared his victory impressions. He kept saying he was sorry. Regarding the recent comfortable throw play, he said, “There is no excuse. It was my fault.”