“Kang Seung-ho deserves to be applauded”…Doosan’s Yang Ji shows veteran’s class

“I gave (Seung-ho Kang) advice, but the hit was his, not mine. It’s nice of you to mention me, but Seung-ho should be applauded.”

Yang Ji is showing his veteran class. Meanwhile, the Doosan Bears are getting stronger.

Led by manager Lee Seung-yeop, Doosan defeated the NC Dinos 8-4 on Saturday at Changwon NC Park in an away game of the 2024 KBO regular season at Changwon. With the win, Doosan swept the three-game series and moved into third place with a record of 35 wins, two draws and 27 losses.

Doosan’s three-game sweep of the NC comes 1813 days after the last time the team swept a series in Jamsil on June 18-20, 2019. Narrowing it down to the away games, it was the first time since April 26-28, 2013, when they swept a three-game series against Masan in 4057 days, and the first time at Changwon NC Park.

It was a stellar performance from Yang, who batted fourth and played catcher, as he went 3-for-5 with a walk, a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored to lead Doosan to victory.

From the very beginning of the game, Yang was on fire. With two outs in the top of the first inning, he took advantage of a two-pitch 147-kilometer fastball from opposing starter Shin Sang-hyun for an RBI single to center field. Yang’s hit would prove to be the game-winner as Doosan never allowed the tying run to score and went on to win the game.

Yang continued his hot hitting in the top of the third inning. With the bases loaded, he crushed a 145-kilometer fastball from Shin Sang-hyun for a single to right.

After a foul fly to first base in the fifth inning, Yang made his presence felt again in the top of the seventh. With two on and one out, he hit a five-seam 137-kilometer fork from NC left-hander Kim Tae-hyun for a single to left. He then came home on Kim Jae-hwan’s three-run shot to right-center field for his second run of the day. He then retired the side in order in the top of the ninth on a grounder to first base to end his day.

After the game, coach Lee Seung-yeop gave a thumbs-up to the veterans in the batting lineup, including Yang Ji, who led the team’s atmosphere again today.

“The first two days weren’t easy, but we had good results, and I think that flow led to today’s victory,” Yang Ji said with a bright smile, adding, “The team’s mood has improved a lot, so we 카지노사이트 want to show our fans a good game at home on the weekend.”

Throughout the three-game series, Yang has been a consistent hitter. In Game 1, he went 3-for-5, and in Game 2, he went 2-for-5. And on this day, it was another multi-hit performance that helped Doosan win.

“I feel like my hitting is getting better and better. But I can’t be satisfied with my performance right now. My goal is to get more hits, play more innings as a catcher, and have a good run to repay the fans for their expectations and support,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.

Kang Seung-ho, who came in as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 11th inning of Game 5, said, “Before I stepped up to the plate, senior (Yang) Willie advised me to ‘go for a changeup,’ and I think it worked because I got a real slider. I’m grateful to all the people who gave me strength,” he said.

When asked about this, Yang Ji threw up his hands. “I did advise him to go for the changeup,” he said, “but the hit was not mine, it was Seung-ho (Kang). Seung-ho hit it well. It’s nice of you to mention me, but Seung-ho should be applauded,” he said. It’s a great example of why veterans are so important to a team.


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