Lee fulfills expectations with a pinch-hit, game-winning hit in the fourth inning; Lee “didn’t feel pressured”

) KIA Tigers’ Lee Chang-jin came in as a pinch hitter and delivered the game-winning hit.

KIA improved to 20-21 on the season with a 6-3 home win over LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field. Lee Chang-jin, who came in as a pinch hitter, went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.토토사이트

With runners on first and second in the top of the fourth inning, Lee lined a three-pitch fastball from LG starter Kim Yoon-sik to right-center field for a two-run double. The hit brought in both runners and gave KIA a 4-3 lead. Lee Chang-jin then drew two walks in his next two at-bats and scored on a wild pitch to seal the win.

“It was a bit early for him to come in, but I saw it as a game-changer,” said manager Kim Jong-kook after the game, “Lee Chang-jin played a crucial role in the win by hitting two RBI doubles in the comeback. He responded well to the coach’s expectations.”

“I haven’t played much lately, and I tried to find my batting touch by remembering when I felt good last year. I was preparing by practicing batting during the game, so I didn’t feel pressured to bat as a pinch hitter in the early innings.”

“Coach Lee Bum-ho gave me advice to hit at the right time before batting, and I was able to take advantage of the opposing pitcher’s mistake, which led to a good result,” he said. “I will try to show my best in future games. We had a lot of fans here today, and I’m grateful for their support.”