“We only win when Koo hits”.
메이저사이트 Samsung manager Park Jin-man praised Koo Ja-rook for his game-winning hit against Lotte in Ulsan on June 6.
Koo, who had been in a bit of a slump in his last 10 games with just 2-for-40 (8 RBI) and three runs scored, hit a double to right-center field with runners on first and third in the seventh inning, trailing 1-2.
He completed the big inning with a push single in the eighth. Samsung avenged the previous day’s loss with a 7-2 victory over Lotte.
“I haven’t been playing well lately and my form hasn’t been great, but it felt good to get a hit after a long time. I remembered the good times I had during the month of (August) and I felt a little bit of a crisis, but I thought it was up to me to minimize the slump, and even if I got an out, I focused on getting the good feeling back, which led to a good result,” said Goo. Koo said.
Manager Park Jin-man said before the game on July 7, “We can only win if Koo Ja-rook hits. Kim Sung-yoon has been doing a good job lately, but we can’t produce runs without him, so we added Kang Min-ho, who had two days off (due to right palm pain), and he did a good job from the second through fourth spots, so we were able to turn it around in the second half.”
Samsung’s starting lineup is center fielder Kim Hyun-jun, right fielder Kim Sung-yoon, designated hitter Koo Ja-uk, catcher Kang Min-ho, left fielder Jose Pirela, first baseman Oh Jae-il, shortstop Lee Jae-hyun, third baseman Kang Kang-ul, and second baseman Kim Ho-jae. Won Tae-in, the “Blue Blooded Ace,” will start on the mound.
[OSEN=Ulsan, Reporter Lee Seok-woo] A game between the Lotte Giants and the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League was held at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan on June 6. Samsung Lions’ Koo Ja-rook celebrates after hitting a two-run double with runners on first and third in the seventh inning.