“We’ll show that we don’t give up.”
Guillermo Heredia (SSG Landers) went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI, a run scored, and a walk in the four-hole left field batting order against the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea on Monday.
Heredia led off the first inning with an infield single in front of the pitcher. Choi Joo-hwan followed with a grounder to second, but a throwing error by second baseman Kim Sun-bin allowed Heredia to advance to third. He scored on Ha’s grounder to first base.
Heredia then singled, grounded out to shortstop, and walked. But it was in his final at-bat that he shined.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Han Yoo-seom led off with a double. The next batter, Heredia, hit a four-seam fastball from Jeon Sang-hyun for a big hit behind center field. Kim Ho-ryung followed it all the way, but couldn’t make the catch and Han Yoo-seom came home.
SSG won in extra innings for the second straight day. Heredia recorded his first game-winning hit in the KBO.
After the game, Heredia said, “We went to extra innings for the second day in a row and won, and the reason we were able to win is because of the players who didn’t give up,” adding, “I think it was a good result because everyone, including me, didn’t give up and competed until the end. We’re still in fifth place, but we’re going to continue to show that we don’t give up so that we can go to fall baseball unconditionally.”
“My goal was to get on base first,” he said of his 10th-inning at-bat. “I knew the pitcher was going to be a little more cautious, so I thought I’d go for a walk,” he said, “but I wanted to get a hit and get it done. I hit a pitch that was in the strike zone, so I think it was a good result.”
“I felt good when I hit the ball, but when I saw that it was high, I thought it might be caught. I thought a lot about it because Kim Ho-ryung is a good defensive player,” he said, adding, “I roared after I saw that he couldn’t catch it.”
SSG won both games of the two-game series against KIA to close the gap to 2.5 games. ”We knew we were fifth and KIA was sixth. We 카지노 already knew that we were only a few games behind, so I think we tried to focus on the game a little bit more,” Heredia said.
SSG has 11 games left in the regular season. They need to make a run to the end to qualify for the postseason. ”Mental strength is the most important thing,” says Heredia. Even if you’re physically ready, if you’re not mentally ready, it’s hard to perform at 100%, and I think we’re mentally ready every day,” said Heredia. “We’re not far from the end of the regular season, and we’re going to continue to play well.”