KT’s ‘eldest brother’ Park Kyung-soo, “If we meet LG in the Korean Series…”
“Actually, this fall stage feels different,” said Park Kyung-soo (infielder), KT Wiz’s ‘eldest brother’.
Looking back on the first and second rounds of the playoffs against NC, he said, “I went in with the veteran players on the team, including Park Byung-ho, Hwang Jae-gyun, and Kim Sang-soo, wanting to relieve the pressure on the juniors. I felt very sorry for the juniors because of the bad results in the first and second games.”
KT fielded ‘foreign one-two punch’ William Cuevas and Wes Benjamin in the first and second games, but suffered bitter defeats. Pushed to the brink, KT swept the third and fourth games to even the series. In Game 3, starter Ko Young-pyo threw a six-inning no-hitter to give the team a chance to turn around a 3-0 deficit, and in Game 4, the bats exploded, 먹튀검증토토사이트 pounding the opposing mound 11-2.
Park said, “After winning Game 3, I approached Game 4 with the mindset that it was my last. We won two games and lost one in the postseason, but we still had a lot of regrets. After winning Game 3, I thought it was time to chase the opponent.”
Who watched Ko pitch from behind, said, “As expected, he pitched smartly and well. When he’s at his best, his fastball is around 141-142 mph, but it was only 136-137 mph that day, but it felt faster. His changeup and curveball were both good.”
KT’s infield of first baseman Park Byung-ho (37), second baseman Park Kyung-soo (39), third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun (36) and shortstop Kim Sang-soo (33) is the most experienced among the 10 clubs. Kim Sang-soo, who joined KT from Samsung as a secondary free agent, is the youngest member of the infield.
When asked about Kim Sang-soo, Park said, “He has a very active personality and is a very good person before a good player. He has a very good influence on our team. I especially love Sang-soo’s humor. It’s great to have one in the dugout and in the locker room. I am very grateful to Sang-soo for this season.”
KT has been recruiting outside free agents such as Lee Yoo-joon, Park Kyung-soo, Hwang Jae-gyun, Park Byung-ho, and Kim Sang-soo, which has had a positive impact on not only their performance but also the atmosphere of the team. Park said, “In a way, I think this can become the culture of our team. As a veteran player, I can’t help but think about that. If we create a good team culture, it can be helpful for the juniors,” he emphasized.
If the surging KT wins Game 5,
They will meet LG in the Korean Series. It will be a special occasion for Kim, who played for LG from his first year as a professional in 2003 until 2014. “People around me talk about it a lot, even Park Byung-ho (who played for LG). They talk a lot about wanting to make it to the Korean Series,” he said.
Park Byung-ho, who hasn’t tasted the joy of winning a Korean Series title since his professional debut, is determined to get back to the top after joining KT. “Park Byung-ho used to joke about it sometimes. When we had a bad first half, he said, ‘Kyung-soo, you said you’d let me wear a championship ring,’ so I said, ‘Don’t worry. I’m going to go up,’ and it happened,” he laughs.