KIA Tigers infielder Byun Woo-hyuk (23) showed a good hitting feeling from the first game of 2023. We are looking forward to camp results.
KIA won 9-5 in the second game of the 2023 KBO League season against SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 2nd.
Instead of Hwang Dae-in, who started as first baseman in the opening game, as the designated hitter in the second game, Byun Woo-hyeok was named in the starting lineup as first baseman and fifth hitter for the first time.
Byun Woo-hyeok, who transferred from the Hanwha Eagles, fired a preemptive solo shot against opposing starter Kirk McCarty from the first at-bat in the second inning. He walked in his second at-bat in the 4th inning and hit as the leadoff batter in the 7th at-bat. He went 3 on base in a multi-hit completion.
After the game, Byun Woo-hyuk said, “I am satisfied that the parts prepared at the camp for both offense and defense went well after entering the season. There was a good result in today’s game, but now I’ve only played two games. In the remaining 142 games, I will maintain the feeling of hitting like now.”
I also thanked the power analysis team for their help. He said, “I received a lot of help from power analysis for targeting starting pitchers. He was aware of his propensity to pitch aggressively even at counts that were unfavorable to batters, and swinging with a fast ball in mind led to good results.” 스포츠토토
Also, the defensive training with defensive coach Park Ki-nam was helpful. He said, “The defense seems to have improved a lot while training with coach Park Ki-nam. Preparing by warming up before the ball came in helped a lot in setting the bounds.”
Byun Woo-hyuk said, “I am grateful that many fans came to visit us even though it was an away game. Rather than being nervous, I was able to play comfortably thanks to the support of the fans. I will do my best to show a good image to the fans in the rest of the regular season.”