Kiwoom Puig and KT Despaigne continued a long conversation before the match between Kiwoom and KT in the “2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the afternoon of the 16th. The two were born in Cuba, and Despaigne is three years older than Puig. Despaigne, a senior in the KBO League, gave Puig a lot of advice. Despaigne has been active in the KT Wiz uniform since 2020. He is playing as a starter for KT with 35 wins with a 3.98 ERA.
Puig is playing in the KBO League in the 2022 Kiwoom uniform. It has been on a hot rise in August recently.. What is unusual in the conversation between the two players is that they are worried about Doosan Fernandez. Despaigne told Puig, “Despaigne is very worried about his poor batting. He said, “I’m especially stressed about the double play,” and Puig, who heard the story, asked Despaigne back, “I don’t think it’s that bad, but it’s not that good.” 파칭코
In response to Puig’s question, Despaigne said, “I think it’s because last year was better than this season.” Doosan Fernandez has a batting average of 0.344 in 2019, 0.315, and 0.304 in 2022. Fernandez holds the record for the most hits in a single season for a foreign player in the KBO League, but he is also the holder of the record for the most double plays in a single season. Doosan Fernandez topped the league with 26 double plays in 2020 and 25 in 2021, and broke his previous disgraceful record.