“I want to show until the end that our team is never weak.”
KIA Tigers Lee Woo-sung played as a pinch hitter in an away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 28th.
In the beginning of the 8th inning, when the KIA was trailing 2-3, Park Chan-ho, the lead hitter, was hired as a pinch hitter by Lee Woo-seong. Lee Woo-sung faced right-hander Lee Jung-yong and drew a solo arch that crossed the left-middle wall with a 147km/h fastball.
Thanks to Lee Woo-sung’s home run, the KIA tied the score 3-3, and after an extended bloody battle going into the 11th inning, they reaped a thrilling 4-3 victory.
The home run on this day was Lee Woo-sung’s beastly cannon this season, and it was his first pinch-hitter home run. After the game, Lee Woo-sung said, “I hit a home run, and I feel better because the team won. When the coach sent me out as a pinch hitter, he told me to smile and prepare to go out, but that seems to have made it easier for me at the plate. “he said.먹튀검증
Did Lee Woo-sung expect to play as a pinch hitter? He revealed, “One or two innings before the eighth inning, the hitting coach told me he was practicing his swing. So he kept practicing and getting ready.”
Lee Woo-sung has mainly been playing as a pinch hitter in the second half of the season. When asked about physical condition management, Lee Woo-sung said, “I talk and study a lot before training with the hitting coach and power analysis team. Then, I come to the baseball field first and do a lot of training, such as T-bar training. I have been following this consistently. It is my routine.” said.
KIA (10-11), who started the week in last place last week, took 3 consecutive wins after 1 loss this week, raising the ranking to 7th place. The ride with the 4th place Doosan Bears (11 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses) is only one game.
Lee Woo-sung expressed his determination, saying, “Without time to think about anything else, I always want to go out to the game and get good results. I want to show that our team is never weak. I am also grateful to the fans who supported me until the end on a rainy day.