Entering May, the Doosan Bears properly feel ‘Why Yang Eui-ji is Yang Eui-ji’. In April, he mainly showed his presence as ‘catcher Yang Eui-ji’, but ‘batter Yang Eui-ji’ in May also shows an explosive sense of hitting. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop also regained a bright smile with Yang Eui-ji’s rebound. Doosan also prepared a stepping stone to메이저놀이터 the top ranks with the first five consecutive wins of the season.
Eui-ji Yang contributed to the team’s 9-6 victory with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats in the match against Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on May 17 as the catcher at bat 3.
Yang Eui-ji contributed greatly to the team’s 5th consecutive victory with hits and RBIs in the last 6 games. In particular, it was encouraging that his slugging power was revived by his home run in three consecutive games.
Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji has recently been placed in the third batting order, leading the team’s batting lineup. Photo (Gocheok) = Reporter Kim Yeong-gu
However, manager Lee Seung-yeop talked about the pitcher’s lead before Yang Eui-ji, rather than batting. The reason why it was possible to hold out in April was that the contribution of ‘catcher Yang Eui-ji’ was great.
Coach Lee said, “I think the reason why our team’s pitching staff improved overall in terms of ERA and quality starts compared to last year is the power of Yang Eui-ji. In April, the team’s hitting wasn’t that good, but thanks to Yang Eui-ji’s pitching lead, I think we were able to hold on with the mound. Wearing only a catcher’s mask and going to the game is really helpful. The icing on the cake is if you hit the ball well, but I don’t think doing everything well is greedy,” he said with a smile.
Still, it was difficult to hide the happy feeling of watching Yang Eui-ji, who survived the hit by producing home runs. Director Lee continued to praise Yang Eui-ji’s hitting mechanism until his mouth was dry.
Director Lee said, “If you watch Yang Eui-ji hit a home run, he seems to hit it lightly, but if you don’t hit the ball hard, you can’t hit a home run. Even if it’s one in 100 home runs. Recently, a home run came out with a perfect swing, so the ball flew almost straight line drive without bending,” he raised his thumb.
Director Lee continued, “Recently, I feel that the tip of the bat head remains. From there, depending on whether the head spins quickly or not, it determines whether it will hit the swing spot properly and lead to a proper hit. From the beginning of the season, he must have felt a great sense of responsibility as a veteran, but he must have felt a sense of psychological stability as long hits continued to come out recently.”
Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji’s performance at bat was praised by manager Lee Seung-yeop. Photo = Reporter Kim Young-gu
Yang Eui-ji was placed in the third batting order in May and is playing the role of the center batting line perfectly. As a result of Yang Eui-ui’s request to be placed in the third batting order, wanting to enter even one more at-bat, he is in an atmosphere where the entire team’s batting line comes to life.
Manager Lee said, “Coach Goto sets the team batting order considering the opponent’s pitching tendency and the compatibility with our hitters, and I do the final review. Most of the time, I go as it is, but very occasionally I make the final changes. In the case of Yang Eui-ji, I think going into the third batting order is a good choice considering the recent hitting feeling,” he nodded.
Yang Eui-ji chose to return to Doosan with a huge free agent contract worth 15.2 billion won in 4+2 years. Among his six-year contract, it is only the first season, and it is also the beginning of the season, so it is too early to talk about the success or failure of the free agent contract. This director and his gaze are the same.
Coach Lee said, “Yang Eui-ji is a player who can do more than show performance. Isn’t it just a little more than 30 games in the first season of his free agent contract? I don’t think it’s reasonable to evaluate based on grades during that period. Wouldn’t it be fine if Yang Eui-ji was evaluated after the contract period ended in six years? As a director, I want to give Yang Eui-ji an evaluation that he is doing so well that I have nothing more to say.”