Yoo Gang-nam (Lotte Giants) is showing a good sense of hitting for two consecutive demonstration games.
Kangnam Yoo moved to Lotte ahead of this season. He signed as a free agent (FA) for 4 years and up to 8 billion won. Lotte, which has had a lot of trouble with its main catcher in recent years, is also expected to solve the problem by recruiting Yoo Kang-nam.먹튀검증
Kang-Nam Yoo is showing a good hitting feeling from the beginning of the demonstration game. In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League demonstration game against the Doosan Bears held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th, he started as the 8th batter catcher and recorded 2 hits in 2 at-bats.
Yoo Kang-nam recorded a hit in front of the center fielder in his first at-bat at the end of the second inning, reporting his first hit after transferring to Lotte. Then, in the second at-bat in the bottom of the 5th inning, he sent a ball that went over the back of center fielder Kim Dae-han’s head. When Daehan Kim lost his balance and fell, Gangnam Yoo sprinted to third base.
Coach Larry Sutton met with reporters ahead of the match against Doosan on the 14th and said with a laugh, “Today, I joked with Yoo Kang-nam that it’s good to play hustle in the regular season, but how about refraining from it during the demonstration game.”
Yoo Kang-nam did not start against Doosan on the 14th, but played a good role as a pinch hitter. At the end of the first inning, Lotte took the lead with Jack Rex’s score. Then, at the end of the 3rd inning, Noh Jin-hyeok, who entered the plate with 1st and 2nd base unscathed, hit a 3-run homer and brought the atmosphere to 4-0.
Yoo Kang-nam entered the plate at the end of the 4th inning with one out and bases loaded. He received Chang Won-joon’s 128Km/h changeup from 3B1S’ favorable count and hit it over the left wall. He recorded his first home run after moving to Lotte with a home run. It was a decisive moment to drive the wedge in the game.
After the game, Yoo Kang-nam said, “I want to start the season in good condition by managing my condition well.”
Director Sutton also expressed satisfaction with Yoo Kang-nam’s performance. He said, “Noh Jin-hyeok’s three-run home run led the mood, and Yoo Kang-nam’s grand slam home run put a wedge in the game.”
Kangnam Yoo has been active from the beginning of the demonstration game, raising expectations from Lotte fans.