KT’s key bullpen Park Young-hyun explodes with a two-run gun in the second game of KS
‘Geopo-type catcher’ Park Dong-won (33, LG Twins) hit his first career Korean Series home run.
It was a thrilling come-from-behind two-run shot that saved LG from being cornered.
It was also a shot toward his dream of becoming a winning catcher. 카지노사이트탑
In the bottom of the 8th inning, trailing 3-4 in game 2 of the professional baseball Korean Series held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th,
Park Dong-won hit 124 km/h changeup from Park Young-hyun, the nucleus of the KT Wiz bullpen.
On the first pitch and drew a two-run arch that went over the left-center wall with one out and runners on second base.
Until this day, Park Young-hyun, who had pitched 5 games and 6 innings without allowing a run in this year’s postseason,
also collapsed due to Park Dong-won’s earnest swing.
Park Dong-won’s batted ball flew 122 meters at 166 km per hour.
From the moment his hit ball and bat made a cracking sound until Park Dong-won came around the ground and stepped on home plate, LG fans cheered with a ‘yellow wave’.
LG won 5-4 thanks to Park Dong-won’s comeback shot.
Park Dong-won was selected as the Daily MVP of Game 2 of the Korean Series and received a prize of 1 million won.
Park Dong-won, who started his professional career with Seoul Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2009,
played in the Korean Series wearing the Heroes uniform in 2014 and 2019,
but suffered the bitter taste of defeat.
Park Dong-won, who was traded to the KIA Tigers in 2022,
signed a free agent (FA) contract with LG for up to 6.5 billion won (2 billion won contract deposit, 4.5 billion won total annual salary) for four years after the end of the season.
Park Dong-won said, “Excluding me, LG’s batting lineup is truly breathtaking.
As a catcher, I am very lucky not to have to face LG Twins.”
He added, “When I get the chance, I tell our pitchers, ‘How good it is to not have to face LG batters.’
“I want to,” he said.
However, Park Dong-won is also the ‘LG gun’ that opponents fear.
Park Dong-won posted a batting average of 0.249, 20 home runs, and 75 RBIs in this year’s regular season.
It has been 13 years since Jo In-seong (28 home runs) in 2010 that an LG catcher hit more than 20 home runs in a season.
Park Dong-won also had a thrilling experience in the Korean Series wearing the LG uniform.
LG, who lost 2-3 in the first game and was dragged by giving up 4 points in the second game,
turned the game around with Park Dong-won’s one shot.
LG, dreaming of winning the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years,
has brought this series back to square one thanks to Park Dong-won, who aims to become the ‘winning catcher’.