“I think the mindset of wanting to work as hard as possible has yielded good results.”
Did he grow while going through a long tunnel of injuries and sluggishness? Perhaps due to weight loss, it was strange to see him speaking calmly while looking thinner(?) than before. This is the story of KT’s leading hitter, Kang Baek-ho (24). Kang Baek-ho, who returned after being absent for nearly two months due to mental and physical fatigue, conveyed his new determination in a serious manner.
Kang Baek-ho, who suffered from injuries last season and had a poor batting average of 0.245 with 6 home runs and 29 RBIs, continued his slump this year and received a lot of criticism for his insincere play during the game. Due to a combination of factors, Kang Baek-ho was eventually left out of the first team, and on the 5th, he rejoined the first team and is improving his performance.
It is not yet a complete return. He is playing as a pinch hitter rather than as a starter for the time being. And after returning to the first team, his first hit was a ‘grand slam’, signaling a revival. In the game against Suwon SSG on the 8th, Baek-ho Kang came up to the plate as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th inning with a 9-5 lead, and hit a grand slam that went over the right wall against SSG’s Park Jong-hoon. He proved his presence with a heavy blow as fans waited.
After the game, Kang Baek-ho said, “Our team players are doing so well that I can’t say I did anything. I think just going in and trying as hard as I could under those circumstances led to good results. He showed humility by saying, “I went in with the mindset that I wanted to play well, and I got good results, so I think they viewed me favorably.”
Is it because I have suffered so much in the past? Although she won the Grand Slam, she looked gaunt due to weight loss and even her expression was serious. He said, “I had no intention of losing weight, but my appetite has decreased a lot. He does the same exercise, but because he consumes less, he seems to have lost a lot of weight. “I lost about 10kg,” he said. “Since my professional debut, my weight has never dropped to double digits, but now it’s in double digits.” He added, “I only lost body fat and maintained my muscles, so my body is light and fine.”
My current physical condition and condition are excellent. Although he can enter the starting lineup at any time, he confessed that he does not see a place for himself right now.
Kang Baek-ho said, “I don’t know (about starting appearances). The main players are doing so well that I don’t know if I will be able to play. “I think we need to compete,” he said. “In the past, I thought I could do better if I went out, but now when I look at our team, all I can say is, ‘They’re really amazing.’ The lineup itself is solid, and no matter who enters, there are only players who can fully play their roles. “I think there is a reason why the team’s ranking went up,” he said. He continued, “I think (pinch hitting) is natural. “If I want to get into the starting position, I think I’ll have to compete until I have everything,” he added.
He will compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games, which opens at the end of this month. Kang Baek-ho said, “I have rested a lot so I will prepare for the Asian Games by focusing on my team’s games. He expressed his determination, saying, “If he shows good performance little by little like he is now, he will naturally be able to perform well in the Asian Games.”바카라
Lastly, he expressed his gratitude to the fans who have waited for him all this time. The moment Kang Baek-ho’s grand slam home run hit, Suwon Stadium was rocked with fans chanting his name over and over again. One fan caught on the broadcast screen even shed tears.
He said, “Thanks to the support of so many people, I always feel like I’m getting good energy every time I go out on the field. I’m always grateful to the fans and thank them for waiting.” “Thank you so much for your support,” he said again.
Attention is focused on whether Kang Baek-ho, who returned, will be able to go beyond the Asian Games and show the side of KT’s former leading hitter for the rest of the season.