“I’m throwing with all my heart and soul.”
Park Se-woong, starting pitcher for Lotte’s Asian Games baseball team, pitched a gem against Korea. Lotte’s acting head coach Lee Jong-woon, who watched Park from afar, also praised his performance, saying he saw something different.
Before his resignation on May 5 against LG, Lee said, “Park pitched a near-perfect game. The ball was so good. His pitches were in control and he was like a starter’s ace,” and applauded Park for rescuing the Korean national team from a crisis. Park pitched six innings of two-hit ball with two walks and nine strikeouts as South Korea defeated Japan 2-0.
It was a very important game. Losing that game would have been a failure to achieve our goal. It was a must-win situation, and the win boosted their hopes of reaching the final. South Korea will face China on June 6. If Taiwan wins against China on the 5th and Korea wins against China on the 6th, they can reach the final stage.
“I’ve never seen him do that before,” Lee said, expressing his surprise at Park’s performance after he struck out the batter, “and he’s really throwing with all his heart in a situation where he needs to throw with all his heart.”
He also praised Yoon Dong-hee, who was called up to the Asian Games at the last minute. “I think the national team has seen what she can do. She’s hitting well now and has the ability to make contact,” Lee said, adding, “It’s good that she’s doing well over there, but I wonder if the team could have rebounded if she was on our team.” Yoon went 1-for-3 with one hit and two walks in the game. She continues to be a valuable right-handed hitter for the national team. 메이저사이트
Lotte’s lineup was Ahn Kwon-soo (left field), Park Seung-wook (second base), Jeong Hoon (first base), Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter), Yoo Kang-nam (catcher), Noh Jin-hyuk (shortstop), Kim Min-seok (center field), Lee Hak-joo (third base), and Kim Dong-hyuk (right field). The starting pitcher is Han Hyun-hee.
Lee said of Kim Dong-hyuk, a second-year left-handed outfielder who will start, “He’s fast and has contact. I wanted to give him a chance.” Kim was drafted and quickly became a military scribe.