Infielder Kang Jin-sung, who recently joined the SSG Landers from the Doosan Bears, hit a season-ending home run at a crucial time.
On Thursday, he started at first base and batted seventh in a home game against the KT Wiz of the 2023 KBO Baseball League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
After striking out in his first two at-bats, Kang’s bat came alive in the bottom of the sixth inning with SSG trailing 1-8. After leadoff hitter Park Sung-ho doubled to right field, he took a four-pitch, 144-kilometer fastball from right-handed bullpen volunteer Joo Won-ju over the right field fence with two outs. It was Kang’s first home run of the season. The distance was measured at 110 meters.
Kang’s home run gave SSG, who had completely surrendered the lead to KT until the middle of the game, a chance to rebound.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, Kang Jin-sung, who was drafted by the NC Dinos in the 2012 season, will wear a Doosan uniform after the 2021 season. Until last year, he was batting .265 with 23 home runs and 136 RBIs in 402 games. He was then transferred to SSG in a one-for-one trade for right-handed bullpen resource Kim Jung-woo on March 25.