“Did I make too much of an impression…”
Lee Woo-sung of the KIA Tigers came out as a pinch hitter in the top of the 8th inning against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 28th and hit a dramatic solo shot to tie the game. What he said in an interview became a hot topic among fans. Lee Woo-sung said, “The manager smiled and told me to prepare to go out, so he was able to eat comfortably and sit at bat.”
When I told KIA안전놀이터 coach Kim Jong-guk about the contents of the interview before the game on the 29th, the reporter said, “Can’t I just send it out with a frown on it? Then the atmosphere will be bad and how much it will shrink.” Still, I’m glad that I was comfortable and that good results came out.”
Praise for Lee Woo-sung continued. Coach Kim said, “That’s why he was preparing well.” “Woo Seong hit a timely hit from (old) Chang-mo the day before. Regardless of the result, he confidently turned his swing. I’m looking forward to it if you show that (confidence) even if you don’t have it, so I sent it out as a pinch hitter first because my swing the day before was good, “he explained why he prepared Lee Woo-sung as a pinch hitter at the beginning of the 8th inning.
KIA formed the same lineup as the day before in the game on the 29th. On this day, Lee Woo-sung also waits on the bench and plays as a pinch hitter.
Coach Kim said, “I’m going to send Woo Seong with a smile today. I need to make him more comfortable when a decisive chance comes,” and smiled, saying, “Did I use too much of an impression?”