“He said he was sorry because he knew I was bad….”
LG won their away game against the Kiwoom Heroes 9-1 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 6th. After dropping both games of a three-game weekend series against the NC Dinos, LG opened the week with a win.
‘Captain’ Oh Ji-hwan was the difference maker. On the day, Oh went 2-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and one run scored. He hit an RBI double with runners on second and third in the fourth inning for a 1-0 lead, and followed it up with a double with runners on second and third in the fifth. After retiring the side in the seventh inning, Oh was replaced by Song Dae-hyun in the ninth inning.안전놀이터
After the game, Oh said, “I finished the week with two wins and four losses. On the one hand, it can be seen as a good performance, but I told the players to have fun as it was the start of the week after losing both NC games.”
Prior to this game, Oh was batting just 1-for-18 in his last 10 games. He turned to his teammates for advice.
“It’s true that (my batting) wasn’t good,” he admitted, “but (Park) Dong-won was good, (Hong) Chang-gi was good, and (Moon) Sung-ju was good, so I think we talked a lot. We talked about what’s important and what kind of mindset we have. (Park) said, ‘It’s good to aim for a difficult course. He said, ‘You have to hit it at a time when you have the power, but you’re not getting results because you’re trying to hit difficult balls on the second and third balls.’ I think he’s right.”
Oh revealed an anecdote about how he became the solution. In the fourth inning, Moon’s bunt put runners on second and third base. “I’m sorry for the bomb,” Moon said to Oh as he walked in.
Oh said, “I talk to (Moon) a lot. He told me that one of our options could make it easy early on. By bunting, it was good for him and good for the team, so it was good from his point of view. But I think he said, ‘I’m sorry, my batting is not good. She said, ‘I’m glad I was able to get a hit because of you,'” he smiled.
With the win, LG remained in second place, one game behind SSG. “I told the players that we are doing well and that we should have a lot of smiles to start the week. I hope the fans don’t have to worry,” he said.