“When I was in the past, it was always like this.”
The Doosan Bears won 6-4 in the first game of the season against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. With this victory, Doosan recorded 6 wins and 3 losses and tied for second place.
The main character who led the victory was Yang Eui-ji.먹튀검증 Yang Eui-ji, who started as the 5th catcher, showed a performance with 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 point. Yang Eui-ji showed off her solver instinct. In the 7th inning when the score was tied 3-3, he hit a come-from-behind double with 2 RBIs against Seong-Hyun Moon in the 7th inning with one out and bases loaded. Yang Eui-ji’s timely hit was the final blow.
After the game, Yang Eui-ji said, “I pretended to be in a good mood because my younger siblings clapped in the dugout (laughs). I was worried because I didn’t feel good at hitting these days. I worked hard, but luckily I got a hit in the 4th at-bat.”
Yang Eui-ji then looked back at the final shot and explained, “Rather than trying to hit, I always try to hit the center when there is a runner. I think the course is good, so I’m lucky to have 2 RBIs.”
This year, Yang Eui-ji’s bat dances when the bases are full. Last season, Yang Eui-ji wielded a batting average of 0.471 and 20 RBIs at full base. He showed off his clutch ability in his first chance to get the bases loaded this year.
Yang Eui-ji said, “Because the pitcher has to enter the game at bases full, there is a high probability that I can hit better. Even if a fly ball comes out, it can be a sacrifice fly, so I feel like I go to the plate without any burden.”
Last year, Doosan suffered the humiliation of being ranked 9th for the first time since its founding. To make a comeback this season, Doosan again embraced Yang Eui-ji, who had won two championships together. At the beginning of the season, Doosan is enjoying the Yang Eui-ji effect. If you achieve 2 consecutive winning series and win 1 win in the remaining 2 consecutive matches against Kiwoom, you will finish with another winning series.
Regarding the team’s upward trend, Yang Eui-ji said, “It was always like this when I was in the past. I can’t feel how good it was last year.” Kang) Seung-ho and (Heo) Kyung-min are playing their roles well. I am having fun playing baseball with these friends and creating this atmosphere. I am also working hard so that the players can do well.”
Ahead of this season, Doosan teamed up again with Yang Eui-ji, the best catcher in the league, and Raul Alcantara, who won 20 games three years ago. However, was it the aftermath of falling to 9th place last season? I couldn’t avoid the lower ranking evaluation. In other words, not many predicted Doosan’s advance to the postseason.
Yang Eui-ji tries to overturn the cold evaluation of the surroundings. He didn’t care much, saying, “We always say, ‘Let’s play baseball comfortably because we’re in the lower ranks.’