Still not 100%, but why the 373-homer slugger couldn’t sit out even when he was sick “I enjoy being around the players”

“It’s not 100% yet. But I enjoy playing with these players.”

KT Wiz Park Byeong-ho (37) injured his left 메이저사이트 calf in the game against Hanwha Eagles on the 9th of last month. Although he did not sustain any serious injuries, his pain did not subside easily. Park Byung-ho was unable to play the game properly for a while after that.

However, Park Byung-ho was either sent down to the second team and rehabilitated or not. He stayed with the team. He stepped in as a pinch hitter and tried to give strength to the team somehow. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol advised Park Byeong-ho to rest, but Park Byeong-ho showed his fighting spirit.

And on August 31, in the 13th game of the season against the Samsung Lions held at Suwon home, he started as the 4th hitter and designated hitter. He was returning to the starting lineup after 22 days. It is still too much to look at the defense, but Park Byeong-ho, who had no problems with hitting, made a big success with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats. In particular, at the end of the 8th inning, when Samsung was 5-4, he hit a solo home run as the lead batter. Season 11. The words ‘As expected of Park Byeong-ho’ came out of nowhere.

Park Byeong-ho, who we met after the game, said, “The team is continuing to play an important game. I was together, but it was regrettable that I couldn’t go outside as a substitute. Still, he did not have a bad feeling while playing a pinch hitter,” he said. “Other players filled in well. I watched the players grow from the side. He had a strong desire to return as soon as possible.”

When Park Byeong-ho was missing, Oh Yoon-seok and Moon Sang-cheol filled the void of Park Byeong-ho. In particular, Oh Yoon-seok played an active part in defense as well as in attack. During the month of August, he had a batting average of 0.328, 21 hits, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, and 13 points.

Park Byeong-ho also said, “Not only Oh Yoon-seok and Moon Sang-cheol, but other players also worked very hard. He is preparing more than anyone else. When an opportunity like this arises, he has to show what he’s got. He was so grateful and continued to support me. It’s good. The defense was also stable and there were no problems. The hitting is a bonus, but he hit it very well. He smiled and said, “Thank you for being a source of energy.”

In fact, KT had a difficult beginning of the season. On June 2, they recorded 16 wins, 2 draws, and 30 losses, and were in last place with a win-loss margin of -14. But not anymore. They are in second place in the league with 63 wins, 47 losses, and 2 draws. The rankings rebounded one step at a time, and we are already in first place.

Park Byeong-ho said, “It was difficult because we lost a lot in April and May. Even if you play a tight game, you have to win to recover from fatigue.” ‘Our combination is improving, and even if we lose the first point, we can keep up. “There’s no need to give up,” he said.

He continued, “The players gained positive energy. Thanks to this, I think I am having fun playing the game. “The coach also jokes a lot even when we’re losing,” he said. “It’s fun to play with these players.” We had a lot of tight games when the weather was hot. “Everyone will want to share this atmosphere,” he added.

Lastly, Park Byeong-ho said, “Actually, my physical condition is not perfect yet. It is difficult to say in percentage terms. I hope to improve as I play in the future. “I don’t know when it will hurt, but I want to play a good game every time I step up to the plate.”

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