Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Lim Byung-wook (27) sought out hitting coach Oh Yoon in frustration after the SSG Landers game on March 31.
“I think I need to hit a special shot. I’ve got a lot on my mind,’ and the two made an appointment, arriving early at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the first day of the game against KT WIZ.
“After the game, I told my coach, ‘I think I was too greedy, and my motivation got the better of me, and that’s why my results weren’t good,'” Lim told reporters. “He said, ‘Don’t try to hit a 200-meter home run, just think of it as two strikes and hit it lightly.
True to Oh’s words, Lim hit a three-run arch that knocked out KT starter Ko Young-pyo with runners on first and second in the third inning, when the team led 3-1.
The ball, which he described as a “light hit with only 30 percent power,” didn’t travel 200 meters, but it was enough to clear the right-field fence at a distance of 115 meters.
“After I hit the home run, my coach came over and said, ‘That’s how you hit it. If you hit it with all your strength, it might fly 200 meters, but you don’t have to do that,'” he said. “That made me happy, so I had to practice more.
Physically, a baseball cannot fly 200 meters. Even the KBO’s longest hit is only 150 meters.
With a single word, Oh changed Lim’s swing, which was based solely on power, as if it could fly 200 meters.
On this day, Kiwoom batters were able to take advantage of Ko Young-pyo’s changeup, which was dubbed “Magoo.
After scoring six runs in the third inning, Kiwoom won 6-2, snapping Ko’s streak of 12 consecutive quality starts (QS – three earned runs or less over six innings) with six runs in five innings.
“In the power analysis today, they told me to look high and think that the pitches in the high zone are strikes, because the pitches that I thought were strikes could be swings and misses (because they’re down), and I think that worked out well,” Lim said.
With the team’s string of injuries, Kiwoom sank to the bottom of the league, realistically hoping for a good performance next season and taking a breather this year.
“Looking at the team as a whole, the goal is to hear the words, ‘We’re looking forward to next season in a positive way,'” said Lim Byung-wook. “Personally, I always want to show good things, but it’s not easy. I just have to be diligent and sincere.” 안전카지노사이트