KT Wiz infielder Hwang Jae-gyun gave LG Twins closer Ko Woo-seok a day off.Hwang Jae-gyun hit a game-tying single off Go Woo-seok with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Wiz trailed LG 2-3 at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on June 6.It was a moment that avenged a bitter loss a day earlier, both for Hwang and for KT.KT had lost to LG 4-5 the day before, and Hwang was the last batter to strike out in the bottom of the ninth inning with the tying run on second and one out when Go Woo-seok struck out swinging.After shaking his head at a 152 mph fastball on a full count, Hwang hit a 145 mph cut fastball on a two-pitch, two-strike count for a hit.The pitch hit the infield and bounced hard, heading toward third baseman Moon Bo-kyung. However, the ball grazed the tip of Moon’s glove as he leaped and slid out of the outfield.With his ninth career walk-off hit, Hwang is tied for fourth on the all-time list with Song Ji-won (retired), Oh Ji-hwan (LG), and Choi Hyung-woo (KIA Tigers).”I thought (the ball) was going to be bound and caught (by Moon Bo-kyung),” Hwang said after the game, “so I ran hard thinking I had to stay at first base, but the ball rolled backwards.” He wiped his chest.The previous day against Go Woo-seok, he recalled that he was too concerned with his changeup.”When I analyzed my power, I saw that my changeup had increased a lot, and the fact that I held my curveball well in the two-ball two-strike game was too much in my head,” Hwang said.”Today, I entered the batter’s box with the idea that even if I struck out against a changeup, I had to hit a fastball in front of me,” he saidAlthough he drew a foul on his first pitch, Hwang eventually erased the pain of the previous day with a walk-off hit.Hwang, who hadn’t smiled the day before when he became the 18th player in the KBO to reach 2,000 hits, was all smiles as the team snapped a four-game losing streak.”As a senior, I shouldn’t be happy about my personal record…” Hwang said, “I feel better that we broke the losing streak today.”With the win, second-place KT is now 5.5 games behind leader LG.Hwang Jae-gyun said, “The players were saying, ‘We’ve been playing so well that we’ve come so far. We talked about it, saying, ‘It seems like a crisis comes once in a while, so let’s take it easy and go with the flow,'” Hwang said.Hwang emphasized the word ‘orderly’ and said, “If we chase after the top for no reason and it goes wrong and we get caught at 토토사이트 the bottom, I think we will have a good result if we win the games we should win.”

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