LG Twins Oh Ji-hwan, who stirred the infield throughout the game, contributed to the team’s 5th consecutive win with a game of ‘3 on base and 3 steals’.
LG won 4-2 in the 10th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 1st and sprinted for 5 consecutive wins. As SSG Landers lost to KT Wiz 0-8 that day, the gap between leader LG and second place SSG widened by 3.5 games. From LG’s point of view, it seems to have made up for some of the 5 consecutive losses since the start of the second half.
Oh Ji-hwan, who started as the fifth hitter and shortstop that day, recorded 1 hit, 2 walks, 3 stolen bases and 1 run in 1 at-bat. Oh Ji-hwan stole the base three times in one game for the first time in 3029 days since the KIA Tigers match on April 16, 2015. In addition, Ji-hwan Oh stepped on the 250th base steal in KBO League history for the 20th time in the history of the KBO League with his second steal at the bottom of the 4th inning and achieved double-digit steals for 12 consecutive seasons. This is a record that only 7 players in the KBO league have achieved before Oh Ji-hwan.메이저사이트
After the game, Oh Ji-hwan said, “I knew I had 10 stolen bases in 12 consecutive seasons. I think it was a coveted record.” I was doing it,” he said, expressing his feelings of achieving the record.
Oh Ji-hwan then laughed and said, “I should have stolen 4 bases” and then said, “All 3 stolen bases were bench signs. I didn’t think of that, but the manager and coach Park Yong-geun gave me their autographs, so I’m only grateful for that. All I had to do was sprint.” He expressed his gratitude to the coaching staff.
There was another thing Oh Ji-hwan was satisfied with that day. 3 hits right away. He said, “”What I think is a little good is that the number of walks is increasing. He thinks a lot about making it at important moments rather than on base, but it seems to be good that his ability to get on base has improved as well,” he said with a smile.
In the middle of a hot season in the heat of over 30 degrees, taking a break to breathe was a great help to Oh Ji-hwan. Oh Ji-hwan kept the bench in the match against the Doosan Bears on the 30th of last month, not starting or replacing. On this day, Son Ho-young replaced Oh Ji-hwan as the starting shortstop.
Oh Ji-hwan said, “I can’t give an excuse for the heat because I didn’t play on Sunday, and knowing that, I went into the game today, so I tried to do my best.” I thought it would be okay because I was definitely stronger than I thought.”
It is LG, who has been riding with SSG on this day, but Oh Ji-hwan does not care much about riding. He said, “What I feel while playing games this season is that our team has a lot of sweep wins and sweep losses, so I don’t think it’s safe.” Calculatedly, it’s a 3.5G car, so I hope it feels like it’s just the difference rather than the lead.”
Finally, Oh Ji-hwan said, “We have to win again as much as we lost. Since we are in first place, (the 1st match) seems to be more important.” It was good to be there. With my greed, I want to win more.”