Choo Shin-soo played as the first designated hitter in the game between Lotte and SSG of the “2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 5th. Choo remained hitless until his third at-bat. Choo Shin-soo, who advanced to second base, was full of regret when the ball he hit well with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, his fourth at-bat, was caught by Lotte center fielder Peters’ good defense. 토토사이트
Choo Shin-soo’s wife and daughter were watching the game. Before the game, Choo Shin-soo waved to the family in the stands and cheered. SSG and Lotte continued to turn the tables and went to the bottom of the ninth inning with a tight score of 3-3. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Choo Shin-soo hit Lotte closer Kim Won-joong’s fourth 136km forkball. The ball gradually stretched out, leading to a walk-off home run if it slightly exceeded Lotte center fielder Jeon Joon-woo’s jump.
As he passed first base, Choo Shin-soo cheered and looked at the stands as he came home. He was delighted with the walk-off home run as he enjoyed the celebration of his fellow players. At the end of the celebration, Choo Shin-soo posed with a heart to his wife and daughter in the stands. Choo’s wife and daughter responded to Choo’s heart with applause of joy.
Choo Shin-soo said, “I really wanted to win. There was no hit during your at-bat. While batting first, I lost a lot of games where I couldn’t get on base. So I wanted to get on base rather than thinking about solving it at the end. “I thought about keeping it in the center of the bat, but I got a good result,” he said with a smile. SSG starter Oh Won-seok threw 105 pitches in six innings and went down the mound with four hits, two walks, four strikeouts and three runs. And Jang Ji-hoon, Seo Dong-min, and Seo Jin-yong were in charge of the mound.
In the batting lineup, Park Sung-han hit three hits, one run and one stolen base in four at-bats, and Han Yoo-seom hit a timely two-run hit in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and runners on second and third base. Ha Jae-hoon hit a timely hit in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on first and third base. Finally, Choo Shin-soo led the team to victory with a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.