Victor Reyes hitting a home run for the first time

Baseball’s Lotte Giants showed off their batting form, with foreign-born Victor Reyes hitting a home run for the first time in 12 days to help them win their second straight game after five straight losses.

Speaking to reporters before the game, manager Kim Tae-hyung said, “Reyes’ batting pace has dropped a bit. He said he likes to play defense, but I will use him as a designated hitter alternately with Jeon Jun-woo.”

Reyes, who started in right field at No. 3, flied out to left field in the first inning and then to center field in the third. He adjusted his bat with a single to right in the fifth inning and then came through with a clutch hit in a crucial situation.

Trailing 5-4 with two outs in the seventh inning, Reyes faced Samsung’s second pitcher, Lim Chang-min. He took a first-pitch fastball and blasted it over the wall in right-center field. The distance reached a whopping 130 meters. It was his first home run in 12 days since he hit one against KT in Sasik on March 21.

With the score tied 6-6 in the ninth inning, Reyes came to bat with the bases loaded and no outs and hit a double off Samsung set-up man Kim Jae-yoon. 안전놀이터 추천 He moved to third on Jeon Jun-woo’s grounder to shortstop and came home on Jung Hoon’s two-run homer to left. Samsung pulled to within one run in the bottom of the ninth on Kim Young-woong’s solo arch, but failed to create drama.

Lotte defeated Samsung 8-7 to sweep the three-game weekend series.

Reyes, who had a valuable at-bat in each game, said after the game, “I’m so happy we won today. It feels good to have both pitchers and hitters working like cogs,” Reyes said after the game.

“I haven’t been feeling good lately, but sometimes baseball works out and sometimes it doesn’t,” he said, adding, “Today, I got a fastball in my first at-bat, and I got a fastball in my next at-bat, so I was able to take advantage of it.”

Manager Kim Tae-hyung, meanwhile, said after the game, 토토사이트 모음 “The players did a good job in a difficult situation without losing focus until the end. Han Hyun-hee pitched well in the middle,” he said.

“On offense, Reyes, veteran Jeon Jun-woo, and Jeong Hoon did their part to help us win the game, especially Jeong Hoon, who not only hit the game-winning home run but also did a great job defending third base, which is not his primary position,” he added.

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