“I’m more happy than ever that the team came from behind to win an important game”.
Kia pulled off a one-run comeback against Samsung Electronics in Daegu on April 19. Trailing 1-5 through six innings, the team completed a five-run seventh inning to win 6-5. Lee Woo-sung made a huge contribution to his team’s victory with a decisive hit.
Trailing 2-5 with one out in the seventh inning, Lee pinch-hit for Samsung left-hander Lee Jae-ik and with the count 2B-0S, Lee took a three-pitch two-seam fastball and sent it over the left field fence. The ball traveled 120 meters. 4-5.
Spurred on, KIA tied the game at 5-5 on Kim Do-young’s triple to center field, followed by Park Chan-ho’s single up the middle. Choi Won-jun singled to right to put runners on first and third. Na Sung-beom’s sacrifice fly to center field made it 6-5. With the win in hand, KIA brought in Choi Ji-min and Lim Ki-young to preserve the one-run victory.
After the game, Lee Woo-sung said, “I’m more happy than ever that the team came from behind to win an important game, and I think today’s victory is even more valuable because it was a team effort, not just one player’s performance.”
“The hitting coach’s advice before I went to bat was helpful. He told me to go in with a target in mind because he is a good pitcher, and when I faced him yesterday, the result was not good, so he smiled and told me to go in with confidence, which made me feel more comfortable,” he added.
“I wasn’t aiming for a long hit, I was just trying to be confident with my swing and it worked out well,” said Lee. The team is in a fierce battle for the top of the standings, and I want to be a player who can help the team by playing my role as much as possible in the given situation, whether as a starter or a substitute.”
“The concentration of the batters in the seventh inning was the key to the victory. We were down by four runs by the end of the sixth inning, so it wasn’t easy, but Socrates did a good job of opening up the offense, and Lee Woo-sung, who came in as a pinch hitter, hit a decisive two-run home run to bring the game to our side.”
“Park Chan-ho’s RBI single and Na Sung-beom’s sacrifice fly put the game out of reach. It was an upset win in a difficult situation, so it’s even more valuable,” he said, praising the batters for their focus.메이저사이트