NC Dinos third baseman Seok-min Park made a jaw-dropping defensive play. He saved a team in trouble with a highlight-reel-worthy super catch.
Daegu Samsung Electronics on April 8. Park, who has 269 career home runs, was playing third base at No. 6 and went 0-for-4, but he made a spectacular catch that was as good as a game-winning hit.
In the bottom of the seventh inning with a five-run lead, NC had runners on first and second after Kim Ji-chan walked and Jose Pirela singled to left. Kim Dong-yeop’s hard-hit ball deflected off pitcher Song Myung-ki’s right shoulder, and shortstop Kim Han-byul quickly threw to first base to get the runner out. The Samsung bench called for a video review, but the call was not overturned.
It was a mountain to climb. With 토토사이트 runners on first and second and three outs, Kang Min-ho, who has the best bat among Samsung’s hitters, stepped up to the plate. With a 3B-0S count, Kang Min-ho pulled a four-pitch fastball (143 km/h) hard. Third baseman Park Seok-min made an animalistic leap to catch the ball. It was a masterful defense that gave a big boost to the shaky Song Myung-ki.
On the mound, Song Myung-ki gave a thumbs-up, and Kang Min-ho walked to the dugout with a dejected look on his face. SPOTV commentator Yang Sang-moon, who commentated on the game, said of Park’s super catch, “He still has a lot of speed left in him. It was a great defense by Park Seok-min, who caught the ball with his body.”
With runners on second and third, NC brought in Lim Jung-ho instead of Song Myung-ki to shut down left-hander Oh Jae-il. The new pitcher got Oh Jae-il to fly out to right field to end the inning.
Park Seok-min was limited to one hit in the three-game series in Daegu, but he proved to be a solid defender. With a 2-1 series win over Samsung, NC will play a three-game weekend series against SSG starting on the 9th. Hoseby said that it also has a positive effect on the batting. It will be interesting to see if Park Seok-min can lead the team to victory with his fiery bat in the series against SSG.