After the game, a fan shouted in a friendly way toward Koo Ja-wook (30, Samsung Lions), who was interviewing the best player. Ja-wook Koo heard this and smiled.
Koo Ja-woon started as the right fielder as the 꽁머니사이트 third hitter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away match against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 9th, 2 hits in 3 at-bats including a solo home run, 1 walk, 1 RBI, 1 run, and played a big role, leading the team to a 6-4 come-from-behind victory. gave
He raised his batting average from 0.333 to 0.337, widening the gap with second place Guillermo Heredia (SSG 0.332) and cruising toward the first batting champion in his life.
After graduating from Daegu High School, Ja-wook Koo, who joined Samsung in 2012, went through managing directors and wielded a batting average of 0.349 from the first year of his debut in 2015, and has since established himself as a Samsung franchise star. Prior to last season, he signed a five-year, 12 billion won contract, the highest amount for a non-free agent (FA), and received deep trust from the club.
However, last year, he had a batting average of 0.293, 5 home runs, and 38 RBIs, and he prepared with more cleavage ahead of this season. It is bearing fruit. It is on its best pace since 2018.
In the 4th inning against Raul Alcantara, who was fighting well that day, he tuned his senses by hitting right-handed hits, and in the 6th he hit Alcantara’s main weapon splitter and hit a 128m home run that went over the deepest center wall at Jamsil Stadium.
Thanks to this, Samsung relentlessly pursued Doosan, which was trying to get ahead, and achieved a dramatic come-from-behind victory with a tie in the 8th inning and 3 runs in the 9th.
The home run that came out in 11 games was especially welcome. Ja-wook Koo, who we met after the game, said, “An unexpected home run came out. In fact, (Jeong) Subin followed so well that I thought he was caught as soon as he hit it, but I think he passed over because of the wind.”
Of course, it is a welcome home run, but Koo Ja-wook showed a slightly different opinion about the home run catch. “I really want to hit more doubles than home runs,” he said. “I said that I think two doubles are home runs, but I really think so and go to bat. It’s a home run that goes over when it hits the center anyway, so greedy doesn’t mean that many good hits come out. There were many hits that hit the fence, so I think it’s luck.”
He added, “If you’re lucky, you get a few more home runs, or less,” and added, “That’s why I want to hit a lot of hits and hit a lot of doubles.”
He is practicing clearing his mind. Ja-wook Koo said, “I don’t think my condition is too good, nor do I think it’s too bad, so I try not to be too obsessed with the results.” It’s today, let’s pass tomorrow on to tomorrow’, while trying to think, ‘let’s put it down, let’s put it down'” he explained.
He’s only thinking of the team. “I once again felt that I am much happier in a game where my juniors do well than a game I win because I do well,” he said. “The players are working so hard and the atmosphere is really good. They are really putting out a lot of energy,” he said.
Manager Park Jin-man said that Samsung could rise like the KT Wiz, but Ja-wook Koo said, “It’s baseball that you really don’t know what will happen.” “There are still 47 games left. I think that’s the most important thing. Even if we are in the bottom ranks, we have to try to win somehow so that we can rebound.”
With this victory, Samsung reached its 40th win (56 losses and 1 draw). The ninth-place Kiwoom Heroes and the bottom-place escape with no rides are also approaching. Furthermore, the ride with Doosan Bears in 5th place was also narrowed to single digits. Singing Samsung’s miraculous autumn, they are united around Koo Ja-wook.