“Now (hitting) balance is very good. I want to continue this condition in the regular season.”
The exhibition game batting average was 6.5 (13 hits in 20 at-bats). A monster lead-off appeared in the Lotte Giants.
This is Ahn Kwon-soo (30) from Doosan. Ahn Kwon-soo led the team to victory with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 walk in 3 at-bats, including the final hit, in an exhibition game against the NC Dinos held at Changwon NC Park on the 24th.
In the first year of the transfer, he is poised to become the leadoff and center fielder. Ahn Kwon-soo was also the main character who got on base with a hit prior to An Chi-hong’s two-run gun. He played his role as a lead-off perfectly.
Defensive power is also a welcome rain for Lotte, who was uneasy in the outfield. Larry Sutton is heavily trusted by Lotte manager Larry Sutton.
Ahn Kwon-soo, whom I met after the game, was not excited. He was cautious, saying, “It’s just a demonstration game. I’m doing what I have to do now. Baseball is a mental sport. I have to play well as I do now during the regular season. I shouldn’t feel pressured.”
Last year, Doosan also recorded a batting average of close to 30% (20907). However, as his number of matches increased, his sudden physical strain was revealed. Ahn Kwon-soo also said, “Physical strength is the most important. I am managing it diligently.” Regarding the current condition, he said, “It is thanks to a lot of preparation for batting during the Guam and Japan (Okinawa) camps.” Regarding the manager’s trust, he emphasized, “I’m not sure. I’m just working hard. It feels good to win one today.”
He is the mood maker who cradles the dugout. Ahn Kwon-soo said, “I’ve been fighting a lot since I was at Doosan. I’m also working hard at Lotte.”메이저놀이터
Coincidentally, the opponent for the opening game is Doosan, the home team. Ahn Kwon-soo explained, “Of course I want to do well against my parents’ team. I want to stay in the same condition as I am now. I told my seniors, ‘Let’s meet before the opening’.”
“Among Doosan pitchers, I am close with Choi Won-joon. We talk on the phone a lot. If you came out as a pitcher, I would get 4 hits that day, so I said that.”
Regarding his batting average of over 60%, he said, “I think it definitely helps that I stood a lot at bat last year.” Regarding the defense of center fielder, he said, “I thought it was okay because I stood as center fielder in Japan, but it’s a little harder than I thought. The field of view is different.” I really focused and ran today,” he said coolly.
What is the best thing about coming to Busan? Ahn Kwon-soo clenched his fists, saying, “More than anything else, the food is delicious. The cheering is so cool. I get adrenaline when I get cheered on.”
“Pork soup is so delicious. Among cheering, ‘Strongest Lotte’ is the best. I thought it was really cool since I was with Doosan last year. Since it’s our team’s cheering song now, I think we can do better.”