“I need my son the most”…’0.215 batting average in the first half 0.375 in the second half’ The revival of the steel king, the power of family [MD잠실]

“My mom’s text messages kept me going.”토토사이트

Bae Jeong-dae (KT Wiz) went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and one run scored in the ninth spot in the lineup against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Saturday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

Bae came up to bat in the top of the second inning with a 2-0 lead. With runners on second and first and 1B1S, he took a three-pitch, 145 km/h fastball from Kim Dong-joo over the left field fence. It was a 163.2 km/h home run that traveled 120 meters.

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It was his first home run of the season. After the game, he said, “I lead with my upper body a lot when I hit, so I practiced leading with my lower body in batting practice today with coaches Kim Kang and Yuhan Jun. I think that part came out unconsciously in the game.” “It feels good to have such a result. It’s also nice that it’s my first home run of the season.”

With a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, the squad also showed good defense. With runners on second and third, Kang Seung-ho’s shot sailed long into left-center field. However, Bae Jeong-dae followed it to the end and caught the ball in front of the walking track. If he hadn’t made the catch, he would have given Doosan the lead with a run.

Byung-dae Choi./Jamsil=Yoo Jin-hyung zolong@mydaily.co.kr

“It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve made a good catch in defense. Personally, I don’t chase balls without seeing them, but Kang Seung-ho’s ball today was a very difficult ball to hit,” he said. “So I didn’t chase it, but I think I caught the falling position well and was able to make a good catch.”

For the past three consecutive seasons, Choi has played in all 144 games for the Steel Kings. But during an exhibition game against SSG Landers this season, he was hit on the back of the hand by a ball from Lee Kun-wook and suffered a fracture. It wasn’t until June that he was able to return to the first team.

Bae struggled in the first half of the season with 20 hits, 11 RBIs, 15 runs scored, and a .215 OPS of .544. However, his bat came alive in the second half. He has 27 hits, 13 RBIs, 14 runs scored, and a .375 OPS of .904.

By Choi Jae-dae./Jamsil=Yoo Jin-hyung zolong@mydaily.co.kr

“I’ve been playing all 144 games for the last three years,” he said. I missed playing all 144 games, and I felt like the thing that supported me so much was gone,” he said. “I thought that was the reason why I didn’t let go of the string in good times and bad, so I struggled in the beginning, but I think I needed time.”

“Even after I came back, I didn’t play well. I needed time, but the manager kept giving me chances and being patient with me, and I think that’s why I was able to hit the home run.”

“It’s getting a little better as time goes on, but I think a lot of what got me through (the tough times) was my family,” he said. “My mom sent me a text message when I was struggling, and she said, ‘I don’t need anything else. I need my son the most,’ and it was so touching. It still makes me cry. I think that was a great strength to endure,” he said.

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