‘The No. 4 hitter who threw his bat away because of his burning desire to win’ The LG Twins, who didn’t have a foreign hitter, were rightfully angry at Austin, who became the Bok this season.
On the 17th, Jamsil Stadium hosted a game between the LG Twins and Doosan Bears, two families under one roof. Austin, a foreigner, was batting fourth and playing first base. The field was sweltering in the 30s. Just before the game, Austin was unable to leave the dugout because of the mobile air conditioner.
As he cooled off, Austin set the tone for the game by high-fiving each player as they prepared for the game. Despite going 0-for-5 on the day, Austin is batting .310 with eight home runs, 77 RBIs, 45 runs scored, 40 runs batted in and an OPS of .847. He is a key part of the LG Twins’ offense, leading the team in RBIs, second in home runs, first in doubles and second in runs scored.
In his first at-bat, a 147-kilometer fastball from first baseman Doosan Kwak-Bin in the second inning, he lined out to the first baseman. In the third inning, trailing 3-1, he tried to pull a 120-kilometer curveball in the fifth inning at 2B and 2S, but it ended in a grounder to shortstop. LG’s No. 4 hitter Austin, who was struggling against Doosan starter Kwak Bin, had one last chance.
In the top of the fifth inning, with the score tied at 3-3 and only one run needed to tie the game, Austin was hit by another Kwak-Bin curveball at 2B 2S. Austin’s pitch was caught in the glove of Jung Soo-bin in center field.
In three at-bats, Austin did not reach first base once. In the seventh inning, the first scoring chance of the day came. With two on and one out, a single would have tied the game. Facing reliever Sidearm Park Chi-guk, Austin struck out swinging on a curveball that was just outside the zone in a seven-pitch count.
After the strikeout, the No. 4 hitter slammed his bat to the ground in anger at being hit by three consecutive changeups. He had hoped to turn the game around with one long hit, but when it didn’t happen, he was furious. 메이저사이트
With the pride and determination of Austin, the No. 4 hitter, LG rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning. After two outs, Hong Chang-ki reached on an error by the shortstop against Doosan closer Hong Gun-hee. After Park Hae-min singled to put runners on second and third, Kim Hyun-soo, the No. 3 hitter, hit a two-run triple to bring both runners home and extend the lead to three runs. 메이저사이트주소
Stepping into the batter’s box, Austin struck out swinging on a low slider on a 0B 2S unfavorable count, his first five-hit game of the season.