‘4G 6 HRs & 3 RBIs & 3 Stolen Bases’ 31-year-old veteran infielder’s move from 9th to 2nd outfield pays off

Lotte Giants veteran infielder Park Seung-wook continued his recent good hitting form.

Starting at second base and batting second in the fourth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday, Park went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and a walk in a “three-hit” performance to help the Giants win 6-5.

Park had been batting hot, going 4-for-9 in 10 games prior to the previous day’s game. Manager Larry Sutton believed in Park’s ability to hit well and put him in the top of the batting order instead of the bottom.

“He’s one of those guys who’s worked really hard,” Sutton said before the game, “and you can see the improvement in his offense, defense, and baserunning. He’s got consistent mechanics and a consistent approach at the plate.”

Park Seung-wook, who batted ninth the previous day (26), teamed up with rookie Kim Min-seok to set the table against Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae.

Lotte didn’t score a run against Choi until the sixth inning. However, Park Seung-wook went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk against Choi 스포츠토토 Won-tae. He struck out in his first at-bat in the first inning, but in his second at-bat in the fourth inning, he led off with a single to right.

Although it didn’t result in a run, Park stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch by Choi Won-tae. In the sixth inning, Park drew a walk and stole second to rattle Choi Won-tae.

Although he was unable to break it up, Choi Won-tae came to bat in the seventh inning and hit a two-run double to left field off Kiwoom’s third pitcher, Kim Dong-hyuk, to help set up the six-run seventh inning.

Park had a four-game hitting streak going into this game. With six hits, three RBIs, two walks and three stolen bases in four games, he has been leading Lotte’s offense with a good bat and a good leadoff hit.

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