“(Fans cheering) I got endorphins.”
Doosan Bears won 3-2 in a match against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.
카지노사이트 It was a dramatic victory. Doosan’s batting line was unable to score a point against SSG starter Roenis Elias until the 8th inning. Elias pitched well over 8 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts without allowing any runs. However, he created a miracle in the bottom of the 9th inning when the team was down 0-2.
Against closing pitcher Seo Jin-yong, Yang Seok-hwan hit a hit, and Yang Eui-ji got on base with a pitch that hit his body. Pinch hitter Lee Yu-chan attempted a sacrifice bunt, but pinch runner Park Ji-hoon, who was on second base, was out at third base. However, Seo Jin-yong’s wild pitch came out during Kang Seung-ho’s at-bat, leaving the team on second and third base with one out. Then, Kang Seung-ho scored 1 point with a ground ball in front of shortstop.
With the score trailing 1-2, pinch hitter Kim In-tae walked and Park Gye-beom’s automatic fourth pitch left the bases loaded. And pinch hitter Heo Gyeong-min came into Cho Soo-haeng’s at-bat. A wild pitch came out on the first pitch, and Lee Yu-chan came home. Kim In-tae and Park Gye-beom also advanced one base each. Then, Heo Gyeong-min hit Seo Jin-yong’s fork and scored a walk-off hit.
Heo Gyeong-min, who met with reporters after the game, said, “I think it was more that my teammates created that situation than me hitting the walk-off hit. I would have been happier if I had played until the 9th inning and contributed, but in fact, I went out in the second half and took a swing. So, I think it is a day where I am even more grateful to my colleagues,” he said.
He continued, “Every batter will always think at this moment that they wish they could hit and become a hero. So there was some pressure, but since the wild pitch tied the score, I think it led to a feeling of peace.”
Heo Gyeong-min was unable to play recently due to a hand injury. His last at-bat was against the Jamsil Samsung Lions on the 10th. And just four days later he was out at bat again. When pinch hitter Heo Gyeong-min’s name was called with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Doosan fans cheered tremendously. And Heo Gyeong-min repaid the support of Doosan fans.
Heo Gyeong-min said, “I think I walked to the plate while getting a lot of endorphins. I thought I would be a pinch hitter, but it didn’t really come to the end and I was like, ‘When am I going to get out?’ “I thought about it,” he said. “But I went out in that situation and hit a hit. However, I think the concentration that started with (Yang) Seok-hwan in the bottom of the 9th inning, preventing the team from allowing the least number of runs, brought good energy to me.”
Doosan won a dramatic victory and chased down SSG. The gap between the 4th place KIA Tigers and 5th place SSG is 1 game. Doosan will play a three-game series against KIA in Gwangju starting on the 15th. This could be an important game in advancing to the postseason.
Captain Heo Gyeong-min said, “Each player should think that he or she is doing his or her own part. I hope he thinks of himself as a ‘key player’ with the mindset that he just needs to do his role well.”