“I came to the plate with the mindset of hitting a sacrifice fly in my first at-bat, and the timing wasn’t too late and it led to a good result”.
KT’s Kang Baek-ho enjoyed his first taste of the second half of the season after 73 days on the disabled list.
Kang hit a three-run homer to left field off Samsung’s second pitcher, Lee Jae-ik, with runners on second and third in the second inning at Daegu Samsung on April 21. On a 2B-1S count, he took a four-pitch two-seam fastball and blasted it over the fence. The distance was 115 meters.
It was his first hit in 73 days since May 9 against the Suwon NC. KT beat Samseong 7-2 to win its first game of the second half of the season and blow the whistle on a four-game winning streak.
The normally cynical player seemed to be in high spirits after the home run. After the game, Kang said, “I came to the plate with the mindset of hitting a sacrifice fly in my first at-bat, and the timing wasn’t too late and it turned out well.
Even though I hit a home run in the first game, I’m more happy about the team’s victory and continuing the good mood than my record.”
“I’ve lost about 10 kilograms of weight, which has made me feel lighter and my swing speed has increased, so I feel like I’m hitting the ball at the right time,” he added.
He also thanked his fans: “I feel it a lot all the time, but they’ve been so supportive of me. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart and become a player who can repay them for their support.”
“Especially when I saw the birthday bus on social media. At first, I couldn’t believe it and thought it was fake, but it was amazing. I promised to play harder in the second half of the season as I was congratulated.” 스포츠토토