It was “Captain” Oh Ji-hwan who rescued the LG Twins from a brief slump near the finish line.
Oh went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and an RBI in the LG Twins’ 7-4 win over the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Monday. Thanks to Oh’s performance, LG snapped a three-game losing streak.
O’Hara showed off his workhorse ability, hitting a home run and two doubles in four at-bats against Doosan ace Raul Alcantara.
After the game, Oh said, “He throws a fastball, so I prepared accordingly. I know that Alcantara was weak against our team, so I was able to be aggressive with his fastball.”
Back-to-back home runs with Austin Dean in the seventh inning, with the score at 5-3, completely broke down Alcantara.
“I hit a fastball. I thought Austin was hitting a changeup, so I thought it was going to be a fastball, so I tried to hit it aggressively.” “My batting pace hasn’t been good lately, so I was worried about being passive, so I hit it more aggressively,” he said.
LG, whose batting has been somewhat subdued of late, looked to Alcantara as a clue to regaining their form. “When my batting pace dropped, I remember seeing a fastball pitcher and feeling better. I think that had a good effect on me.”
LG’s “magic number” for first place in the regular season is now down to three. LG only needs three wins in its remaining 10 games to clinch first place in the regular season.
“There are only a few players on the team who have a magic number, like (Kim) Jin-seong and (Park) Hae-min, and (Kim) Hyun-soo, who came up from the bottom,” said Oh.
Jin-sung Kim won a Korean Series title with the NC Dinos, Hae-min Park with the Samsung Lions, and Hyun-soo Kim with the Doosan Bears.메이저사이트
“Now, I tell my teammates to enjoy the current situation. “I think it’s better to accept the results as they are and let us keep the momentum going in a good direction. I asked them to do their best and enjoy it.”
Oh said that he is the only member of the ‘Golden 90s’ generation who has never won a championship, and he is determined to do so this time.
This season, LG will attempt to both qualify for and win the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years since 1994. “My teammates in other teams, from Kim Sang-soo, Ahn Chi-hong-i, Heo Kyung-min, and Park Gun-woo, have all won championships. I’m desperate to do the same,” he reiterated.