Lotte has caused an unusual sensation since last April. Lotte, who tasted the thrill of winning 14 wins and 8 losses in April alone and rising to the top spot alone. At the center of the storm was Ahn Kwon-soo (30), a third-generation Korean outfielder in Japan.
Ahn Kwon-soo served as the leadoff for Lotte from the opening game, recording a batting average of .318 (27 hits in 85 at-bats), 2 homers, 12 RBIs and 4 stolen bases in April alone, fulfilling his duties as a charge leader. However, in May, his April momentum was not maintained. The biggest factor in the difference between Ahn Kwon-soo’s April and May results can be found in elbow pain.
Regarding Ahn Kwon-soo’s recent sluggishness ahead of the match against Kiwoom at the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 27th, Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I think the reason why Ahn Kwon-soo’s pace has fallen is elbow pain. Elbow He said, “Nevertheless, when I go to defense, I show Gold Glove-level defense and I am active base running. He is a player who clearly shows his presence at bat.” He compared Ahn Kwon-soo to the Gold Glove given to the player who showed the best defense in the major leagues.
Did it live up to the director’s beliefs? Ahn Kwon-soo came out as the ninth hitter in left field that day and played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 run. It was no different. In defense, he delighted Lotte fans who filled Gocheok Dome with a picture-like raindrop. The match was won by Lotte 6-5.
After the game,메이저사이트 Ahn Kwon-soo said, “Even if my elbow is not good, I kept thinking about what I can do.”
Ahn Kwon-soo is also the best mood maker in the team. He is spreading positive energy to the Lotte team solely with the spirit of ‘Team First’. Ahn Kwon-soo, who said, “I have to do my best when the team is needed rather than individual results and results,” promised, “I will continue to play baseball that needs the team in any situation for the rest of the season.” Ahn Kwon-soo’s May record still lags behind with a batting average of .205 (8 hits in 39 at-bats), 2 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.