“My goal is to not hit at all for 4 years.”
Gwak Bin (24), Doosan’s ‘national representative young gun’, laughed first. Kwak Bin made his first appearance of the season in the match against NC in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium on the 4th, and obtained a successful result of 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, and no runs. He harvested 10 strikeouts while properly combining the curve, starting with a fastball that reached the maximum velocity of 152 km.
On this day, Doosan and NC’s match was an issue of a head-to-head confrontation between the masters who exchanged uniforms. Yang Eui-ji, who played for NC until last year, exercised his second FA right in his life and returned to Doosan for a total of 15.2 billion won in 4 + 2 years. Park Se-hyuk, who lost his place due to Yang Eui-ji’s return, on the contrary signed a free agent contract with NC for a total of 4.6 billion won for 4 years and started anew.
Yang Eui-ji went on base 100% with 3 walks and 1 hit, and in the bottom of the 8th inning, he became the protagonist of the final score, while Park Se-hyeok went 3 at-bats without a hit. The pitcher who stopped Park Se-hyeok’s bat was none other than Kwak Bin.
In the top of the first inning, Kwak Bin was hit in the middle left by lead batter Park Min-woo, but stopped the flow by catching Park Se-hyeok with a fly ball out to left field. Gwak-Bin, who gained momentum by handling Park Se-Hyeok, who came out as the lead batter in the top of the 4th inning, with a shortstop ground ball, roared as he struck out this time when Park Se-Hyeok came out as the lead hitter again in the top of the 7th inning. After a full-count battle, he settled on a 120km curve. 메이저놀이터
After the game, Kwak Bin laughed, “(Yang) Seok-hwan met (Park) Se-hyeok at his older brother’s first birthday party. Se-hyeok said, ‘Be careful.’ There was a sense of purpose, ‘Let’s not get hit by Sehyuk hyung,’ so I think Sehyuk threw a little harder at hyung.” Those who worked together until last year are very close, but the world of competition is cold.
Kwak Bin added, “My goal is to not hit at all for four years.” It means that Park Se-hyeok will not get a hit while signing a free agent contract. First of all, the start went as Gwak Bin wanted. Will Kwak Bin be able to keep his promise that he will not be hit by Park Se-hyeok in the future?