“As I prepared to adapt in advance, my condition improved quickly.”
Anthony Alford (KT Wiz) started as the designated hitter three times in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League demonstration game against Doosan Bears held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 20th.
Alford struck out in his first and second at-bats, but got a shot in his third at-bat. In the bottom of the 5th inning, where the score was tight 1-1, with 2 out and bases loaded, Alford hit Lee Byung-hun’s 132km/h changeup and crossed the left fence. Alford’s grand slam home run brought the mood to KT and they escaped their 4-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory.
After the game, coach Lee Kang-chul said, “Alford is maintaining a good hitting feeling.” Alford said, “I watched the ball as much as I could at bat today. I tried to hit the ball at the timing I thought.” .스포츠토토
Alford wore a KT uniform last season as a substitute foreign hitter for Henry Ramos. He started playing in June of last year and recorded 80 games, 81 hits, 14 homers, 50 RBIs, a batting average of 0.286 OPS and 0.871, and signed a new contract with KT ahead of this season. Alford prepared before the season to perform better than last season.
Alford said, “Last season, I had a hard time adjusting to jet lag. Ahead of this season, I built my body in the US during the off-season. I prepared to adapt in Korea.” I will do my best to show my performance.”
Alford plays his second season at KT. Adaptation to jet lag has already been completed. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to show the sense of hitting that hit the bases-scoring home run in the regular season as well.
[KT Alford hits a home run against Doosan Lee Byung-hun in the bottom of the 5th inning with 2 bases loaded in the ‘2023 KBO League Demonstration Game’ between Doosan and KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 20th. Photo = Suwon Reporter Kwak Gyeong-hoon email@example.com]