Lotte Giants veteran infielder Park Seung-wook, 31, is feeling good. His form is good, and the team is on the rise. Most importantly, he’s getting a taste of baseball thanks to the Lotte fans’ love and passionate support.
Park Seung-wook started at second base and batted second in the fourth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Grow Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI, and a walk to help his team win 6-5.
Although Lotte took a 6-0 lead before giving up five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Park lived up to the coaching staff’s expectations. He responded to the enthusiastic cheers from the coaching staff and the fans at Gochuk-dome by hitting and running well.
Manager Larry Sutton also believed in Park’s good hitting and put him in the top of the batting order instead of the bottom. He was moved up from the ninth spot to the second spot in the batting order. Park led Lotte to a three-game winning streak with four consecutive hits, two consecutive multi-hit games, and three consecutive RBIs.
“He’s one of those guys who’s worked really hard,” Sutton said, “and you can see the improvement in his play offensively, defensively, and on the bases. He’s got consistent mechanics and a steady approach at the plate,” Sutton said.
In his last four games, Park has six hits, three RBIs, two walks, and three stolen bases. He is leading Lotte’s upward trend with his good batting average, initiative, and aggressive baserunning. “I’m feeling good these days,” Park said with a smile after the game 먹튀검증.
The fans are cheering enthusiastically. The players are also playing baseball with excitement. Park Seung-wook said, “I feel like I’m getting more energy,” adding, “They say ‘momentum’ and ‘momentum’ these days, and I feel like I’m going to be something without fear.”
The team atmosphere is better than ever. The seniors are leading well, and the juniors are finding their own things to do. Park said that’s reflected in his performance.
Park is working harder to do his part. He’s been hitting well with a 3-for-6 record in 32 games so far this season, but the season is still long, so he’s redoubling his efforts.
There’s always a power analysis meeting before a game, but Park prepares himself for the next game even more. The day before the game, he reads the materials provided by the power analysis team and watches videos of the pitchers he will be facing. “I organize myself and go to the ballpark,” he said.
The 31-year-old veteran infielder debuted with SSG’s predecessor, SK, and played for KT and Lotte. From his early years, he was expected to be a player with solid fundamentals and talent for hitting and defense. He may be a bit of a late bloomer, but he is showing his true colors not too late.