“I didn’t show 100% of my power.”
Jae-il Oh (37), captain of the Samsung Lions, was confident in improving his team’s performance. This is because he cut off the bad trend during the losing streak and is running on a winning streak even in the midst of injuries. In particular, as the batters recovered their performance, they pledged to go up to a higher place.
Samsung won 9-5 after 12 overtime fights against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 19th. Oh Jae-il recorded 2 hits and 2 RBIs in 6 at-bats. helped the team win. After the game, Jae-il Oh laughed, saying, “It was a very tough game. It feels so good to finish with victory. Moreover, it is even better because the team has won consecutively.”
On this day, Jaeil Oh hit the final blow. 안전놀이터In the 12th inning, when a tight 5-5 battle unfolded, Oh Jae-il attacked Lee Yeong-joon’s 143km fastball. However, his batted ball could not get out of the infield, and it seemed to lead to a double hit. However, Oh Jae-il sprinted to first base and pulled out a safe decision, and in the meantime, the runner on third base stepped home.
Oh Jae-il, who ran to first base, said, “I ran hard with the thought that it was really over. At first, I thought it was safe, but I was embarrassed because it was out. The moment Kim Hye-sung caught it, I ran with the thought that I shouldn’t die at first base.”
Samsung is struggling with injuries at the beginning of the season. Catchers Kim Tae-goon and Lee Jae-seong, and outfielders Kim Hyun-joon, Kim Tae-hoon, and Kim Dong-yeop left one after another due to injuries. There are leaks all over the place. Even so, the players shared the burden and sprinted to three consecutive victories.
Oh Jae-il said, “First of all, we did not show 100% of our power on the ground. Both the pitcher and the hitter do. I think it is a process of becoming stronger now. We prepared well during the off-season. As the players build up confidence, they will become stronger. I believe it is,” he said.
They fell into a losing streak due to poor pitching balance, but Samsung is gradually solving the problem. It was classified as a lower rank before the season began, but it has risen to 6th place with 7 wins and 8 losses. Oh Jae-il raised his voice, saying, “I don’t care much about the prospects. I believe that if each player becomes stronger, he will do better than expected.”