In the professional baseball match between Doosan and Kiwoom held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 22nd, cheers poured out when a batter appeared in the top of the 8th inning. Fans cheered when Yang Eui-ji (pictured) entered the plate with a pinch hit by fifth hitter Kim Jae-hwan after a run in the top of the 8th inning with Doosan leading 5-0. Yang Eui-ji responded with a home run to the cheers. Kiwoom Yoon Seok-won’s second pitch hit a 139km fastball and crossed the left wall. With this home run, Yang Eui-ji achieved 10 home runs for 10 consecutive seasons. It is the 15th record in KBO history.스포츠토토
Yang Eui-ji, who was excluded from the military on the 8th due to left flank pain, was registered in the first group on this day. Although he started the game from the bench, he brought joy to the fans with only one at-bat. Doosan won 6-1 thanks to Yang Eui-ji’s wedge home run. 5th place Doosan increased the gap with 6th place KIA, which lost to KT on the same day, to 1 game, and ran away with 7th place Lotte, whose game was canceled due to rain, by 2 games, and entered the top 5 in earnest.
Doosan, who confirmed Yang Eui-ji’s sense of hitting, is now ready to spur the fall baseball again as he is facing a complete line-up.
Yang Eui-ji said after the game, “I went out after a long time, but I was a little nervous because you cheered me on.”
His physical condition is now almost fully restored, and he only needs to increase the sense of combat. Yang Eui-ji is expected to wear a catcher’s mask in the weekend’s three-game series against SSG, which will be held at Jamsil Stadium from the 25th.
As soon as Yang Eui-ji, the main gun, fell out, Doosan went downhill. It was sluggish with 3 wins and 7 losses in 10 games, and even the 5th place was in danger. Yang Eui-ji said, “Still, I think we are enduring well and doing well. There are still 40 games left, so we have to do it when we win. I think the game will start now and I will do my best until the end.”
Even when Yang Eui-ji could not play due to an injury, he stayed at the baseball field for a long time. He watched the game and cheered on his juniors. Yang Eui-ji said, “I think the young friends (playing a difficult game) became an opportunity to become stronger,” and “I believe that the next game will be better. If we go to fall baseball, we will be able to do better there.”
Now Yang Eui-ji also joins the all-out war. He said, “I will have to lead my younger brothers well so that they do not collapse again and do my best in the remaining games.”