“I hope we can rebound from today’s win and go on a winning streak.”
Kang Jin-seong, who helped the SSG Landers snap a five-game losing streak.
Kang Jin-sung started in left field as the No. 6 hitter for the SSG Landers in their home game against the LG Twins of the 2023 KBO on Tuesday at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
Early in the game, Kang showed off his hitting prowess. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning, he took a 147-kilometer fastball from opposing starter Adam Plutko and smashed it to left field.
With momentum on his side, Kang continued his hitting streak in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out and the bases loaded, he took a four-seam 137-kilometer cutter from Plutko for an infield single.
His best moment came in the bottom of the eighth inning, when both teams were tied 1-1. With the bases loaded, Kang hit a three-pitch, 119-kilometer curveball from LG right-handed sidearm reliever Park Myung-geun for a single to left. Han Yoo-seom followed with a single and reached third on a wild pitch by Jeon Eui-san, and he scored on a wild pitch by LG’s Ko Woo-seok off pinch-hitter Kim Kang-min.
The run proved to be the final run of the game as SSG held on for a 2-1 victory in the top of the ninth inning. He finished 3-for-3 with one run scored and one walk. With the win, SSG snapped a five-game losing streak and improved its season record to 56 wins, 1 tie, and 46 losses.
“First of all, I’m really happy to break the team’s losing streak, I wanted to break the streak quickly as the team’s mood could sink,” said Kang Jin-sung with a bright 토토사이트 smile after the game, “I’m happy that we can break the streak within this week, and I hope that we can rebound from today’s win and lead to a winning streak.”
Drafted by NC in the fourth round (33rd overall) in 2012, Kang Jin-seong has been playing for SSG since the middle of this season after a stint with the Doosan Bears. Although he is not yet a regular starter, he has established himself as an indispensable player for SSG with his solid long-range hitting and work ethic.
“Even when I wasn’t playing, I was always practicing,” he says. I’m glad that my hard work and studying the timing of my batting has led to good results lately,” he said. “I want to play the role of the team’s salt like today in the remaining games of the second half of the season. I want to do my best to help the team with the opportunities I’m given.”