It finally exploded. Doosan’s first baseman Yang Seok-hwan (32) announced the revival of the ‘Jamsil Geopo’ by hitting a home run for the first time in the season. The bruise on the top of his foot has fully recovered.
Yang Seok-hwan started as the 8th hitter and first baseman on메이저놀이터 the last day of the 2023 KBO League match against NC held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 6th and hit a two-run home run in the first at-bat. Yang Seok-hwan’s home run gave Doosan a 2-0 lead.
On this day, Yang Seok-hwan went to bat with one company on first base at the end of the second inning and hit NC starting pitcher Lee Jun-ho’s 141km fastball on the 5th pitch, creating a two-point arch that went over the left wall. It is his first beastly home run of his season, and it is a large home run with a distance of 120m. With this home run, Doosan is leading 2-0.
In addition, Yang Seok-hwan has completely recovered from an instep injury suffered in the opening match. Yang Seok-hwan suffered a bruise after being hit in the foot by his batted ball in a game against Jamsil Lotte on the 2nd. As a result, he fell into the starting lineup in the match against NC on the 4th and 5th. It was for player protection.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, whom we met on the 4th, said, “Yang Seok-hwan was hit in the foot by his batted ball, but there was an uncomfortable part, so he was excluded from the selection. Not a serious injury. Think of it as a bruise. He said it was a little uncomfortable, so I let him rest.”
A two-day break led to his first home run of the season. Attention is focusing on what kind of vitality Yang Seok-hwan, who has returned from injury, will bring to Doosan’s offense at the beginning of the season.