“What I focus on is hitting the ball hard. I am happy to help the team in that regard.”
Doosan Bears Jose Rojas started as the designated hitter No. 2 in the demonstration game against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 27th and scored 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He played an active part with 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 1 run.
Lohas, who had been hit by a bat in both previous at-bats, took the lead in the 6th inning, with Doosan losing 0-2, hit a 116km/h curve on the 3rd pitch of Kiwoom reliever Yang Hyeon, and hit a solo home run that went over the right wall. It is the first home run in the exhibition game. After Doosan succeeded in reversing, he added an RBI in the 7th inning with 1 RBI and 2 bases.
Thanks to Rojas’ performance, Doosan won 5-3 and escaped from a two-game losing streak. “What I focus on is hitting the ball hard,” Rojas said in an interview after the game. I am happy to help the team in that regard,” he said of his victory.
Rojas, who played as a utility player in the major leagues, is expected to play many games as a designated hitter in Doosan. Rojas, who said, “I practice both infield and outfield,” said, “I am ready to go anywhere if there is a position I need. I’m more used to it because I usually hit while defending, but designated hitter is fine too. The approaches are slightly different,메이저사이트 but I think both are important.”
Rojas, who said, “I haven’t faced many pitchers yet, so I think I have a lot to adapt to,” said Rojas, “I always focus on helping the team win. I will stick to the basics and try to be a good at-bat in every at-bat.”