Park Hae-min (33-LG Twins) came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning of extra innings with a strategy in mind.” But he also knew he couldn’t afford to lose a game like this .The combination of strategy and desperation resulted in his first game-winning hit after moving to LG. In the bottom of the 10th inning of a 2-2 tie against the Doosan Bears in the Korean Baseball Organization’s home game at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Nov. 31, Park took a 141-kilometer-per-hour slider from right-handed reliever Lee Young-ha and smashed it hard into the left-field seats .It was Park’s first hit since signing a four-year, 6 billion won free agent contract with LG in 2022. Park has two other game-winning hits in a Samsung Lions uniform .Thanks to Park, LG snapped a three-game losing streak. Speaking after the game, Park said, “I had a good record against Lee Young-ha (33-for-14, 0.424 batting average, including this game), so I came to the plate with confidence. “I had a strategy,” he said. “I was psychologically pushed by the two-strike count, but Young-ha has a fast changeup, so I was prepared for the fastball. This strategy worked well.” Immediately after his at-bat, Park realized it was time to close out the game .”I thought the runner on second base, Oh Ji-hwan, would definitely come home. I didn’t even question it,” he said, adding, “After I hit the ball, I immediately thought, ‘I won. LG dropped all three games of a three-game series against the Changwon NC Dinos last weekend. On the 26th, the team suffered a heartbreaking loss in the bottom of the ninth inning when an opposing batter’s infield grounder hit the umpire’s foot and became an infield hit. Against Doosan on the 31st, LG was down 0-2 before the eighth inning began. In the bottom of the eighth, Austin Dean’s solo home run started the rally, and a squeeze bunt by Park Dong-won from first and third base tied the game at 2-2, thanks to a “mistake in judgment” by Doosan pitcher Jung Chul-won .Park Hae-min said, “I tried to forget about it quickly, but I couldn’t help but feel like I was being chased. “Austin’s home run in the eighth inning revitalized the atmosphere in the dugout, and Park Dong-won also showed his desire to win by trying to bunt in a difficult situation even though he didn’t think he would get a bunt sign. “Everyone wanted to win,” he said of the fierce LG atmosphere .Park Hae-min himself succeeded in laying down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning with runners on first and second and the Doosan infield under intense pressure, and ended the duel with a single in the 10th inning. With the win, LG maintained its 4.5-game lead over second-place KT Wiz. Park Hae-min said, “There’s a lot of talk out there about ‘LG being chased,’ but in reality, we can’t even afford to think about other teams. Right now, we’re just preparing for tomorrow’s game against the Hanwha Eagles.” “We’ve played ¾ of the season well. We can do the same for the remaining ¼,” he said with determination .Of course, the victory was exhilarating for Park Hae-min, who remains calm. “We played really hard,” he said. I hope today’s match will be a good turning point for our 스포츠토토존 team.”

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