Has the defensive DNA of the ‘genius hitter’ awakened?
KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho (24), who is playing as an outfielder, is adapting quickly. He contributes to the team not only on offense but also as an outfield keeper. It’s a different look than before, where he mainly played as a designated hitter.
On the 13th, he made his first appearance as a right fielder against Changwon NC Dinos. It was the first right field appearance in 694 days after the Suwon Doosan Bears match on May 19, 2021. Starting from this game, he started in right field for four consecutive games. On the 16th, against Suwon Hanwha Eagles, he started as the second right fielder.
Kang Baek-ho, who played a big role in the offense and defense the previous day, left a strong impression with his defense in the game on the 16th.
At the end of the first inning, KT hit Hanwha starting pitcher Nam Ji-min and scored 7 points. went ahead with ease. However, I couldn’t be relieved because Hanwha’s batting line was so good recently.Hanwha created an opportunity to chase in the top of the 3rd inning. Noh Su-gwang walked and Noh Si-hwan hit. Chae Eun-seong, hitter Hanwha No. 4 at 1st and 2nd base. He is the hottest hitter in the KBO League these days. Chae Eun-seong is strong in right field
hit the ball It went all the way to the right of right fielder. Kang Baek-ho moved the ball towards the fence and kicked it. If the ball had gone backwards, he could have given up two runs.
Lake Bi came out in the top of the 4th inning. The ball hit by Hanwha lead batter Brian O’Grady went to the right side of the outfield. He seemed to be falling, but before he knew it, 스포츠토토 Kang Baek-ho followed him and fell over. It was such a good defense that starting pitcher Bo Schulser expressed his gratitude.
The opponent’s 4th and 5th batter’s long hits were erased by the defense.Kang Baek-ho has mainly played as first baseman and designated hitter for the past few years. He said that when defending first base, the burden of hitting a strong ball was great. He wanted to focus on batting while playing defense rather than focusing on hitting as the designated hitter. He is said to have consulted with manager Lee Kang-cheol and prepared for the outfield defense. He also needs defense to increase his own value.