Lotte Giants second-year outfielder Yoon Dong-hee (20) is making use of the offensive instincts he has developed. Yoon Dong-hee said, “He is nervous about scoring opportunities, but he is trying to enjoy them,” and he showed a strong will not to miss the opportunity that came to him.스포츠토토
Lotte won 7-5 in the 6th game of the season against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th. At the same time as Lotte escaped from two consecutive losses, it brought down NC Dinos, who lost to Doosan that day, to 4th place, and rose to 3rd place in two days.
Lotte won the game thanks to outfielder Yoon Dong-hee’s home run and pitcher Jin Seung-hyun’s good pitching. Following the game on the 11th, Yoon Dong-hee led the team’s attack by hitting home runs in two consecutive games. Yoon Dong-hee also completed his first professional three-hit game, going 4-for-3, including one home run. Yoon Dong-hee gave a home run this season to pitcher Moon Dong-ju with a fastball of 160 km/h.
Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee returns home after hitting a three-run home run against the Hanwha Eagles at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th. Courtesy of Lotte Giants
Yoon Dong-hee played a pivotal role in the team’s offense by hitting the final three-run home run in the game. Yoon Dong-hee hit a 150 km/h fastball thrown by Moon Dong-ju (20), a Hanwha starting pitcher for 160 km, and hit a home run that went over the left fence. Yoon Dong-hee hit his second home run of the season at Sajik Stadium, receiving loud cheers from more than 16,000 fans who visited Sajik Stadium. Dong-hee Yoon received a big round of applause from Dong-bin Shin, owner of the Lotte Giants, who visited the stadium that day.
Before the game, Lotte coach Larry Sutton praised Yoon Dong-hee for his recent performance, saying, “Yoon Dong-hee is a player who knows how to enjoy a tie with two outs and bases loaded in the 9th inning.” I gave high marks to Yoon Dong-hee’s calm response to scoring situations and his confidence.
Yoon Dong-hee responded with a calm but confident voice to the interview conducted at the dugout after the game. Yoon Dong-hee said, recalling the moment of his first home run at Sajik Stadium. Yoon Dong-hee thanked the fans, saying, “I didn’t have time to look around the stands properly after I hit the first home run at Sajik Stadium, but I was overwhelmed when I heard the cheers of the fans.”
Yoon Dong-hee expressed his confidence, saying, “If I say (the scoring opportunity situation) is fun, it will be a bit strange, but I am nervous, but I try to enjoy it.” Yoon Dong-hee smiled brightly, saying, “When he is in the waiting at-bat, he thinks, ‘I hope this chance comes to me’.”
Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee responds to a media interview after the game against the Hanwha Eagles at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th. Reporter Hansoo Kim hangang@
Yoon Dong-hee is passing this season with a firm mindset. He puts down the mindset that he has to do well unconditionally, and he is doing his best every moment with the thought that he can go down to the 2nd team. Yoon Dong-hee said, “I didn’t think I would be doing so well right now, and I’m doing better than expected, so I’m trying to relax a little.”
Yoon Dong-hee said, “I came up to the 1st team during the demonstration game this season and I wanted to do so well that it didn’t seem like it was done well.” Maybe it’s because I feel more relaxed,” showing a mature mindset unlike a second-year player.
Yoon Dong-hee also expressed his gratitude to senior outfielder Ahn Kwon-soo (29), who was excluded from the first-team entry due to elbow surgery. Yoon Dong-hee said, “Kwon Soo-hyung takes care of baseball as well as privately, so I feel the vacancy at the dugout.” .