“I wasn’t very helpful yesterday”… Distance 130m Super Large Cannon Bang! Enraged exit, smile with great reversal in one day
] “Yesterday (11th) I showed a bad appearance, and it didn’t help much…”
Austin played the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ Kiwoom Heroes match held at Jamsil Stadium on the 12th. He started as the 4th hitter and 1st baseman.메이저놀이터
Austin was sent off the day before, against Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 11th, and could not help the team. In the bottom of the 6th inning, with the ball count 1-2, he watched Jang Jae-young’s 4th pitch four-seam fastball and withdrew with a looking strikeout.
Perhaps thinking Jang Jae-young’s ball was missing, Austin immediately had a strong argument with referee Song Soo-geun. He expressed his dissatisfaction so harshly that he threw both his helmet and bat, and was ordered off the field, and could no longer play. LG suffered severe losses due to the loss of Austin, the team’s main gun, but managed to rectify the messy atmosphere by winning 5-3 after a close match.
Austin, who had a burden on his heart, eagerly entered the game on the 12th, and led the team to victory by hitting a huge home run as if to wash away the resentment of the previous game.
Austin showed off his power in his third at-bat. In the bottom of the 5th inning, when the team was leading 3-2, he hit a change-up from opposing starter Ian McKinney at 2nd out and 1st base, and hit a 130.6m 2-run home run (season 14). The ball flew at a launch angle of 23 degrees at a speed of 174.3 km per hour and hit the top of the left spectator seat. With a final score of 1 at bat (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 2 walks, and 2 runs, he contributed to the team’s 8-4 victory.
Austin, who we met after the game, smiled and said, “Yesterday (11th) I showed a bad appearance, and it didn’t help much. Even today (12th), I am satisfied that I can play like this and be of help.”
Austin had been somewhat subdued with a batting average of 0.194 (7 hits in 36 at-bats) in the last 10 games before the game that day. He struggled, such as not getting many long hits, his specialty, but he was able to reverse the atmosphere with a large home run catcher in the game that day.
Austin said, “It’s been a while since I’ve been playing full-time since I’ve been a backup in the US for the past three years. It’s very difficult, but I can’t give an excuse. Still, my main goal is to go through the season without any other excuses as much as possible.”
He continued, “After hitting the home run, I felt different. I could decide whether I did well here or not, but I was able to help my teammates a lot by contributing a lot in today’s game. Also, it was a game that became a stepping stone to continue dismantling without dwelling on the past. I think so,” he added.
With this victory, LG is on a four-game winning streak, recording a season record of 60 wins, 2 draws and 35 losses. With 47 games remaining until the end of the season, expectations for a league title are growing.
Austin said, “The team members are doing very well, and I am currently in charge of an important position in the team as a foreign hitter and first baseman. My main goal is to continue to show good performances in order to live up to their expectations and continue to go through the season like this.” he emphasized.