“Each at-bat is precious. Next week, I will work harder so that I can finish with good grades.”
Moon Bo-kyung, who led the LG Twins to victory by scoring 7 RBIs, delivered his impressions.
LG won 13-7 in an away game against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 11th. With this, the 2nd place LG, which escaped from the long three-game losing streak, recorded 34 wins, 2 draws, and 23 losses, and pursued the first place SSG Landers (35 wins, 1 draw, 21 losses) by 1.5 games.
Moon Bo-kyung led LG to victory by sweeping 7 RBIs against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 11th. Photo = Reporter Kim Jae-hyun .스포츠토토
Moon Bo-gyeong, who started as the 7th hitter and 3rd baseman, was a brilliant match. He led LG’s attack with 2 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and 7 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a full base.
In particular, Moon Bo-kyung’s home run that day was his first total in his personal career, and his 7 RBIs are also his own record for the most in a single game.
From the beginning of the first inning, Moon Bo-kyung’s bat turned fiercely. Entering the at bat with LG leading 1-0 with two bases loaded, he hit a 4-pitch 137km fastball from opposing starting pitcher Jang Min-jae and scored a timely double with 3 RBIs across left-center.
In the top of the second inning, where LG narrowly led 6-5, Moon Bo-gyeong swung the bat sharply. He attacked Han Seung-hyeok’s six-ball, 149 km fastball, a right-hander bullpen resource from Hanwha, and fired a full-cap over the left fence. It was Moon Bo-kyung’s first personal home run and the second gun of the season.
Moon Bo-gyeong, who struck out in the top of the 4th inning, succeeded in getting on base by picking out a walk from 2nd out and 1st base in the top of the 6th inning. Unfortunately, he couldn’t hit home due to a misfire on the follow-up.
Afterwards, he hit a well-hit ball in the top of the 7th inning with 2 outs and bases loaded, but was caught by the center fielder and finished the game without any more RBIs or hits.
Like this, Moon Bo-kyung literally ‘dominated’ a game. However, when we met after the game, he seemed to regret the chance to load up the bases in the top of the 7th inning more than the satisfaction of getting the bases loaded in the top of the 1st and 2nd innings.
When asked by reporters whether the beginning of the 7th inning was actually a situation where the flow of the game was completely turned over to LG, Moon Bo-gyeong said, “If you easily pass that, the result may not come out later when that happens. Every at bat counts. I was going to paint It is true that I was somewhat greedy. Maybe that kind of result came out because of that greed.”
He said, “In the previous at-bat, we were in a losing streak, so I had no choice but to save and win. I think it’s fortunate that the results came out just as I thought,” he said. It turned out just as I thought. The second time, I saw and hit the breaking ball and the fastball together. I looked back at the situations where I posted RBIs, saying, “The ball is so good that it’s risky to see and hit one particular and hit it together.”
As I said earlier, this is the first time Moon Bo-gyeong has Manrupo. He said, “I think it was the first time I hit it while playing baseball. He hit a home run and came home, but there were three older brothers in front of him. I felt, “This is what a grand home run feels like.” It felt good to see 4 points on the display board at once,” he said with a bright smile.
Moon Bo-kyung, who drew 8 arches in 2021 and 8 arches in 2022, was the second home run of the season with this full run. A slight decrease compared to the previous year. However, he said, “I am not conscious of the number of home runs. (Home run) doesn’t come out of being greedy. There is no such thing as being aware that the number of home runs has decreased. There’s still a lot of season left. I don’t know how many more will come out in the future,” he stressed.
Moon Bo-kyung was also named in the final entry for the recently announced 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Thanks to his great performance, LG sounded a victory high that day, but ended last week with a slightly unsatisfactory report card of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. However, Moon Bo-gyeong did not care much and promised future propaganda.
“You just have to win as much as you lose. Just because this week was hard doesn’t mean that next week will be hard. I will work harder next week so that I can finish with good grades.” These were Moon Bo-kyung’s words.