‘I’m crazy about this taste’ Geumgangbulgoe 8 billion won catcher recruitment great success, ‘Amazing framing, pitcher gives thumbs up’
‘I’m not smart with this taste’ Lotte Giants, who spent 8 billion won on the recruitment of the hostess ahead of this season, are laughing at the effect of Kang-Nam Yoo at the beginning of the season.
Full-time catcher Yoo Gang-nam, who has been wearing pinstripe uniforms for 12 years since joining the pro, has been wearing a Giants uniform ahead of this season by signing a free agent contract with Lotte for a total of 8 billion won over 4 years.
The first month of the opening season was the Lotte mound, where the starting lineup, except for Na Kyun-an, struggled with faltering. However, veterans Kim Sang-soo, Shin Jeong-rak, and Yoon Myeong-jun, who rose up over the pain of being released, and veterans Kye Tu-jin and Koo Seung-min, Kim Won-joong, endured together and ran a 9-game winning streak. Even when the pitchers were shaking or making good pitches, catcher Yoo Kang-nam guarded Lotte’s homeroom.
This season, Lotte Yoo Kang-nam played 44 games and played 49 games, second only to LG Park Dong-won. His weak point, the stealing rate, is low at 20%, but he is lightening the shoulders of pitchers with his defense that throws his body at the decisive moment and his unique framing.
His batting average was 0.231, 31 hits, 1 home run, 16 RBIs and 15 runs until the game on the 6th. His attack power is disappointing, but when he goes out on the floor, he plays at his best.
On the 23rd of last month, in the NC Dinos game held at Sajik Stadium, Yu Kang-nam injured his knee while trying to avoid a collision with the runner while defending to catch a runner caught in the rundown. As a result of the examination, it was found that there were no abnormalities in the bones, muscles, ligaments, etc. After taking a day off, Kang-Nam Yoo, who competed in the game again, showed off his strength, just like his nickname, Gold Mine Buddha.
Sajik Stadium where three consecutive matches were held last weekend. After resting on the first day, Yoo Kang-nam led the winning series by guarding the home for two days in a row. Yoo Kang-nam, who started the second game, chased KIA to the bottom of the chin with 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs in the 6th inning when they were trailing 3-0. Lotte succeeded in reversing the game with a timely hit that called in third baseman Seung-min Koh and second baseman Kang-nam Yoo, who still had pinch hitter Jeong-hoon, but allowed the score to be tied again.안전놀이터
Yoo Gang-nam, who hit the bases at the right time and advanced to the second base, gritted his teeth and threw himself toward the home base when Jung-hoon hit a short hit. Thanks to Yoo Kang-nam, who led starter Na Kyun-an with a sense of stability until the 6th inning, and scored a turnaround and a timely hit in pursuit, Lotte continued its momentum and won.
Lotte lost unfortunately on the last day of the three-game series. Both teams continued a tight zero streak until the 6th inning. Yoo Kang-nam, who wore a mask and kept his bedroom. In the third inning crisis with one out and third base, catcher Yoo Kang-nam’s lead shone. In the crisis of conceding points, Ryu Ji-hyeok was grounded to second base and Ko Jong-wook was struck out on three pitches, showing off his unique framing when a perfectly controlled forkball came in on the outside of the 0B, 2S, and 3rd pitch against Jong-wook Ko.
Catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who overcame the risk of giving up the first run, threw the ball vigorously and smiled brightly again. Starter Han Hyun-hee, who came down from the mound, gave a thumbs up to the amazing framing.
I missed the sweep unfortunately, but Lotte’s recruitment of Kang-Nam Yoo this season was a great success. It may be a little disappointing to see numbers recorded in numbers, but the pitchers are throwing the ball happily thanks to catcher Yoo Gang-nam, who shows off his cheerful energy on the ground.