LG Twins captain Oh Ji-hwan (33) encouraged Moon Bo-gyeong (23) to grow.
In the match against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 1st, Moon Bo-kyung started as a third baseman and recorded 1 hit, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats. He hit a two-run home run in the final and showed good form in defense.
Moon Bo-gyeong, who created a lot of funny scenes in the defense that day, said about catching Kim Tae-jin’s batted ball with a diving catch in the 7th inning, “Honestly, even if I think about it, this seems like a horse spray. I don’t think he was good enough to slide, but it was ambiguous so I grabbed it and fell.”
In the 8th inning, he almost missed Lee Hyung-jong’s foul fly ball, but caught the ball that bounced twice after hitting his glove and knee and stumbled. Regarding this defense, Moon Bo-gyeong said, “First of all, (Park) Dong-won hyung and the call overlapped. Once I ran to catch it, but the ball hit my palm and bounced off. I don’t know what happened after that, but there was a ball in front of my eyes. So I grabbed it right away. I didn’t even know the ball hit my knee,” he laughed.토토사이트
Oh Ji-hwan, who had made many mistakes in defense in his childhood and had many criticisms, but now has grown into the best shortstop in the KBO League, said of Moon Bo-kyung’s defense, “It is still lacking a lot. An infielder shouldn’t have that many mistakes. Of course, I also had those days. But (Moon) Bokyung can’t be on the defensive yet,” he said while laughing.
Moon Bo-kyung has 15 errors this season. He ranks second for most errors among all fielders. His fielding percentage is 93.3%. On the other hand, Oh Ji-hwan’s fielding percentage is 97.8% (7 errors), and she ranks second among shortstops with more than 600 defensive innings.
Oh Ji-hwan, who pointed out, “I just have to apologize to the coach now,” said, “In fact, coach Kim Il-kyung thinks a lot about the convenience of the players, considers the weather, and helps a lot in many ways, but I hope he defends more responsibly. Of course he’s still doing well. He is doing very well when he thinks of my childhood, but I hope he does a little better and hears that coach Kim Il-kyung has raised an infielder well.”