It finally exploded. Kiwoom Heroes foreign pitcher Edison Russell (29) hit a home run.
Russell started as a shortstop at the 4th batter in an exhibition game against the Samsung Lions held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 24th. On this day, he went 3-for-3 with 3 hits, 1 home run and 3 RBIs. Russell, who was sluggish throughout the demonstration game. He showed signs of a rebound, producing quality batted balls several times.먹튀검증
Russell produced hits in his first at-bat. With 2nd out and 1st base, Russell attacked opponent starter Heo Yoon-dong’s fastball and made a left-handed hit. Russell, who took the second at-bat in the 3rd inning 2 out 3 base scoring chance, hit a heavy hit and even recorded an RBI.
Russell completed a multi-hit in the first two at-bats. In the third at-bat, he hit a home run. With 1 out and 1st base, Russell pulled the fastball of Lee Ho-seong, the changed pitcher, and passed it over the left fence. It is the first home run in the exhibition game.
In fact, before the game, Russell’s hitting wasn’t good. In the game on the 23rd, he only appeared as a designated hitter and focused only on hitting, but was silent with no hits in 4 at bats. Coach Hong Won-ki also cheered for Russell’s performance, hiding his worries, saying, “I also threw a good ball. It’s still a demonstration game. And Russell lived up to the command tower’s trust with his impeccable performance.
Russell should take on the central role of Kiwoom’s hitter this season. There are not many players in Kiwoom who can hit long shots, so Russell’s shoulders are heavier. The best case scenario is for Russell to take root in the 4th batting order.
After the game, Russell said, “It feels good to finish the game successfully. All the pitchers in the KBO league are good. I was very nervous. I came to Korea and made a home run ceremony with Kim Tae-jin, and it was nice to be able to do it this time. I worked hard. I am doing it, and it seems that the results are coming out. I will produce better results.”