“I don’t have a special secret. I just seem to be lucky this season”.
Samsung’s Baek Jung-hyun is getting stronger every time he meets LG this season.
After going winless in four games against LG last year and suffering three losses (6.75 ERA), Baek has won all three of his appearances this season. He started with a seven-inning no-hitter on May 12, followed by three runs (one earned) in six innings on Aug. 5 and one run in 6⅔ innings on Aug. 17.
Speaking to reporters after the game against LG Electronics in Daegu on Sunday, Baek said, “I don’t have a special secret (to be strong against LG). I had a bad year last year, but this season I seem to be getting lucky. I’m getting a lot of help from the beasts and it seems to be working out well.”
He is on a four-game winning streak since his last game against Kiwoom on the 30th of last month. “I don’t have a special secret, but I eat better than usual because the weather is hot. Since this year, I’ve been getting help from a trainer when training with weights, and it seems to be working better.”
Did he have any regrets about handing the mound over to Woo Gyu-min with one out to complete his Quality Start Plus? It was better to come down,” he said calmly. “I thought I could catch him because he had a long lead, so I exchanged glances with first baseman Ryu Ji-hyeok and was able to catch him,” he said of Hong Chang-gi, who was thrown out at first base with runners on first and second in the third inning.
After giving up a solo shot to left field to leadoff hitter Austin Dean in the seventh inning, he said, “I think I was thinking a lot about what pitches to throw. He made a good pitch.”
Manager Park Jin-man said after the game, “Jung-hyun Baek pitched a perfect game for the team despite it being his first start in four days. The bullpen pitchers also did their part to secure the victory,” he said, praising the pitchers’ performance.
“Koo’s home run was the turning point in the game, and the players became more focused and won the game. I can’t help but talk about Ryu Ji-hyuk, who is a role model player who shows that ‘this is how baseball is played’.” 안전카지노사이트