The 34-year-old pinch hitter is the protagonist of the depth, and he is prepared for the KIA line drought with a 40% hit
What if there was no 300 hitter?
The KIA Tigers won all three consecutive matches against Samsung last weekend and laid the foundation for a rebound. Although they fell to the bottom with 4 wins and 10 losses, they took a breather by adding 3 wins. The mound returned solidly from the starter to the bullpen. In the other lineup, Hyung-Woo Choi and others led the team to victory by scoring at the crucial moment. 먹튀검증
Another player that cannot be left out is Ko Jong-wook. Although he specializes in pinch hitters, he is showing off his excellent batting feel. He started in left field and added strength to the offense. While maximizing his offensive power, it also has the effect of giving the central hitter Choi Hyung-woo a break from defense. He was a stepping stone for a rebound that could not be achieved without Ko Jong-wook’s performance.
He had 2 hits and 1 walk in 21 games. In the third inning, as the leadoff batter, he picked up a walk and scored his first run. In the game on the 22nd, he got a hit to the left in the first inning and stepped home when Kim Seon-bin hit. He did a good job as a chance maker. He had 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored in 2 games. He played a decent defense as a left fielder.
Since the opening, Ko Jong-wook has recorded 10 hits in 25 at-bats, a batting average of 40%, 4 runs and 2 RBIs. Manager Kim Jong-kook even raised his thumbs up, saying, “He has the best batting pace among batters.” When Lee Chang-jin, who started in left field, slowed down in batting pace, Ko Jong-wook was put in as a substitute, and he responded with a 40% hit.
Koh Jong-wook obtained FA qualification after the season last year, but gave up after much thought. Even if he did the event, he had no real benefit and he had no desire to leave KIA. I decided to be faithful to my position as a pinch hitter. The spring camp was also prepared by Future Steam, not by the first team. He was one step out of the left field race.
At the camp, Lee Chang-jin, Lee Woo-sung, and Kim Seok-hwan competed. When it started, no one was able to get the start. In this gap, Ko Jong-wook joined the competition with a hot blow. In the Gwangju game against Doosan on the 8th, he made a final hit in the bottom of the 9th, revealing his presence and practicing high-altitude hitting.
KIA’s batting line was greatly loosened as ‘Fixer’ Seong-Beom Na and ‘Little Jong-Beom Lee’ Do-Young Kim left due to injuries. As expected batters such as Socrates, Park Chan-ho, Hwang Dae-in, and Byeon Woo-hyuk were sluggish, their scoring power dropped significantly. Ko Jong-wook is filling the gap with his performance like rain in a drought. Now it is becoming a precious existence.