“Hasn’t (Kang) Baekho changed a lot?”
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol applauded Kang Baek-ho for his play that did not spare his body. Coach Lee Kang-cheol mentioned Baek-ho Kang’s play while looking back at the match against Sajik Lotte the previous day (7th) ahead of the match against Lotte in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 8th.메이저사이트
Director Lee Kang-cheol said, “Hasn’t Baek-ho changed a lot?”, looking back at the process of Kang Baek-ho scoring with Jang Seong-woo’s sacrifice fly in the first inning the previous day. Kang Baek-ho, who was third base runner at the time, made a head-first slide to score a sacrifice fly, and KT was able to take a 2-0 lead.
Director Lee Kang-chul recalled that time, “Baekho was doing head-first sliding. So he said, ‘Do what you do. Then you will get hurt.’
It may be a small play in some ways, but this one play also affects the team atmosphere. Director Lee Kang-cheol praised Kang Baek-ho’s team play spirit, saying, “Baek-ho’s sliding has greatly improved the atmosphere in the dugout. Isn’t that an attitude for the team? Having that kind of mind is a much better part.”
Did Kang Baek-ho become more mature after playing for the national team? Kang Baek-ho was criticized by public opinion even after wielding a 50% hit in the last World Baseball Classic (WBC). He came out as a pinch hitter in the first game of the first round qualifier against Australia and hit a double, but it was because he took his foot off the base and was tagged out while celebrating, which was an absurd play. But after that, Kang Baek-ho seems to have matured even more.
Meanwhile, coach Lee Kang-cheol spotted Kang Baek-ho passing by the dugout and asked, “When do you want to play outfield defense?” Kang Baek-ho hesitated to answer, then left a witty remark, “I am a striker,” and headed to the locker room. Director Lee Kang-cheol, who laughed at Kang Baek-ho’s words, expressed satisfaction with the disciple’s hitting feeling, saying, “I’m hitting well as a designated hitter now.” Kang Baek-ho, who leads the team as KT’s offensive number 2 hitter, has a batting average of .333 (5 hits in 15 at-bats), 1 home run and 4 RBIs until the game on the 7th.