Park Byung-ho breaks the jinx, smiles broadly

Park Byung-ho, the ‘national big gun’ of the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization, smiled broadly. Park Byung-ho, who hasn’t been able to celebrate his birthday to his heart’s content in the past, went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored in a home game against the NC Dinos at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on April 10.

“It was my birthday today, and I feel like I’ve always lost on my birthday. This is the first time I celebrated my birthday at Samsung, and I feel a little more energized by the fans’ support.”

When Park walked to lead off the first inning with a 2-1 lead, Samsung fans in the third-base bleachers sang “Happy Birthday” to celebrate his birthday. Byung-ho Park worked a full count against NC starter Daniel Castano and pulled a six-pitch fastball (146 kilometers) for a single to left field. Young-woong Kim singled to right and came home on Lee Sung-gyu’s three-run homer to right-center field.

After a strikeout in the third inning, a foul fly to first base in the fifth and a strikeout in the seventh, Park delivered the game-winning blow in the eighth.

Leading 11-6 with one out in the top of the ninth, Park hit a double to left field to bring home Lee Jae-hyun and Koo Ja-uk. Park Byung-ho drove home Lee Sung-kyu on a single to left.

Samsung beat NC 15-6, snapping a five-game losing streak that began last month 28th against Suwon KT.

“The team was on a losing streak and it was the first game of the second half, so I really wanted to win, but it’s a good start to the second half. 온라인카지노사이트 I’m not feeling very good at the plate, but I’m trying to get good timing,” Park said.

“It was my birthday today, and I think I’ve lost every time on my birthday. This is the first time I celebrated my birthday at Samsung, and I think the fans’ support gave me a little more energy. I promised to show a good performance so that we can win more games.”

Captain Koo Ja-uk, who went 3-for-4 with three runs, three RBIs and three runs scored, including a game-winning home run in the fifth inning, was impressed by Park’s all-out base running.

He said, “Byung-ho worked so hard to get hits and run the bases. I think it was an example for the younger players. I think it was an example for the younger players to see Byung-ho work so hard. It was very inspiring to me,” he applauded.

After finishing the first half of the season batting .211 (42-for-199) with nine home runs, 27 RBIs, 25 runs scored and two stolen bases, Byung-ho Park not only recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season in the first game of the second half, but also delivered the game-winning hit to help the team snap a five-game losing streak.

After a strong start to the second half, we can expect more from Byung-ho Park.

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