‘I can’t just give you a bat from now on’ It all started when Lotte’s Yoo Kang-nam, who met his best friend in Ulsan, received a bat from Samsung’s Koo Ja-rook.토토사이트
It was the first day of a three-game midweek series between the Lotte Giants and Samsung Lions at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan. In response to a friend request for a bat during their pregame meeting, Samsung’s Gu Za-rook coolly handed one of his bats to Lotte’s Yoo Kang-nam.
Yoo Kang-nam, who had been batting in the single digits in his last 10 games, hit a three-run shot in the first inning with his friend’s gift. It was his first taste of the game in 45 days.
In the second at-bat of the third inning, Koo took a swing at the catcher, Yoo Kang-nam. The home run came off a bat that was given to him before the game, and the Samsung captain couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. Lotte’s Yoo Kang-nam, who went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBIs with the gifted bat, was all smiles.
On the other hand, Goo Ja-rook, who was given the bat, had a bitter taste of defeat as he went 0-for-4. After winning the game, Yoo Kang-nam expressed his gratitude to his friend, saying, “I wonder if I stole his (Koo’s) energy,” after swinging the bat.
On the other hand, the gifted home run bat was berated by Kang Min-ho, who said, “Why did you give it to the other team? The next day, Gu Za-rook avenged the previous day’s loss with a blistering performance in front of Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam. Goo, who was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two walks, hit a game-winning double to right-center field in the seventh inning, trailing 2-1, roared after reaching second base.
After the game, Gu Zha-ruk, who led his team to victory with a big hit, talked about the bat he gave to Yoo Kang-nam the day before. “It’s not my usual style of bat, so I gave him one that I don’t use, but he hit a home run with it, so I felt bad that he hit a home run with the bat I gave him,” he said, adding, “In the future, I won’t give bats to any player.”
A lot of things happened on the field, where every day could mean the difference between victory and defeat, and a bat was handed over with warmth. The bat incident between Yoo Kang-nam and Koo Ja-roo, two close friends who met in Ulsan, ended on a heartwarming note.