‘Two game-winning hits in one day’ LG Moon Bo-kyung “I’m happy to help the team’s winning streak” [MK Interview]
Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins), who had the rare experience of recording two game-winning hits in one day, shared his thoughts.
LG swept both games 1 and 2 of the double header against SSG Landers held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 17th. Moon Bo-kyung led LG’s upward trend by scoring the winning shots in both games.
Moon Bo-kyung showed his presence from the first game of the doubleheader, starting as the sixth batter and third baseman. He turned to shortstop in his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning, but adjusted his batting skills by hitting a hit to right in the bottom of the fourth.토토사이트
Moon Bo-kyung, who was gaining momentum, swung his bat sharply in the bottom of the sixth inning when LG was tied 3-3 against SSG with 2 outs and 3rd base. He targeted the opponent’s right-handed bullpen resource Noh Kyeong-eun’s three-pitch, 145km fastball and delivered a timely hit to the left with one RBI.
Moon Bo-kyung’s hit became the game’s winning hit, as LG did not allow a tie and won 8-3. Moon Bo-kyung, who added a heavy hit in the bottom of the 8th inning, had 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored.
Moon Bo-kyung’s performance also shined in the second game of the doubleheader held shortly afterwards. Just like in the first game, he appeared as the 6th batter and 3rd baseman and showed off his high sensitivity in hitting with a right-handed hit in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
Moon Bo-kyung also had a hit and an RBI in the bottom of the third inning. With both teams tied 2-2 with 2 outs and runners on second base, he hit SSG starting pitcher left-hander Kirk McCarty’s 2-pitch 145 km fastball and hit a timely double with an RBI heading to right-center. As expected, LG did not allow a tie this time and won 9-5, allowing Moon Bo-kyung to record two game-winning hits in one day.
Moon Bo-kyung, riding the trend, succeeded in reaching base once again due to an error by the shortstop in the bottom of the 4th inning. He returned with a fly to right field in the bottom of the 6th inning, but added one hit with a double to right-centered in the bottom of the 8th inning and ended the second game of the doubleheader. His final performance was 3-for-5 with 1 RBI.
LG, who earned two wins in one day thanks to Moon Bo-kyung’s performance, went on a four-game winning streak and recorded 74 wins, 2 draws, and 47 losses, firmly maintaining its sole lead.
After the game, Moon Bo-kyung said, “It’s good to end the week with a win. “I’m happy to help the team go on a winning streak,” he said with a bright smile.
At the same time, he said about the moment when he hit the winning hit in the second game of the double header, “Opponent starter McCarty’s fastball and breaking ball were both good, but I think I was a little luckier today,” and “I wasn’t conscious of the long hit, but the good hitting course led to the long hit.” “I think so,” he explained.
The reason why Moon Bo-kyung’s performance shines even more is because he did not lose focus even in physically difficult situations. A double header, where two games are played in a row, is very physically demanding. He only has 30 minutes between the end of Game 1 and the start of Game 2.
He nodded, saying, “It was a little difficult physically because it was two games in one day, but I tried to stay focused until the end and come out at the plate. There was a throw miss in the first game, so I tried not to lose concentration on defense.”
Lastly, Moon Bo-kyung is thankful that so many fans came to both the first and second games. “The cheering cheers gave me strength,” he said, and promised to do well in the future, saying, “I will show you a good performance until the end.”