NC Dinos third baseman Park Seok-min (35) is unfamiliar with his mistakes in the second consecutive game of the Korean Series (KS).
Park Seok-min made mistakes in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2020 Professional Baseball Korean Series held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 17th and 18th.
All were fatal mistakes that led to concessions.
In the first game on the 17th, Park Se-hyuk, a runner at third base, allowed a goal because Park Gun-woo could not accurately catch the ground ball at the first, second, and third base in the 5th inning, which was 4-0.
In the second game on the 18th, Park Geon-woo’s infield hit at the 1st and 2nd base in the 2nd match against 0-0, but he made a throw error at first base. Park Geon-woo ran to second base, and second base runner Kim Jae-ho went to home after passing third.
The NC played a match by sending out foreign and native ace Drew Luchinski, Gu Chang-mo, as a starting pitcher in the first and second games, but struggled with an unexpected mistake.
In the first game, NC won 5-3, but in the second game, Doosan took the lead by taking the lead by Park Seok-min’s mistake. NC pursued at the end of the 9th inning, but lost without overcoming the 1 point difference (4-5).
It was even more painful because Park Seok-min made a mistake.
Park Seok-min is the most experienced player in the Korean series, including NC and Doosan.
Park Seok-min took the stage in the Korean Series for the second time this year following 2016 at Samsung Lions and 2016 at NC. During the years of Samsung, 2011-2014, he also received a championship ring.
Doosan’s Jae-won Oh is also experiencing the Korean series for the ninth time this year. However, in the previous eight Korean series, Park Seok-min appeared in 40 games, but Oh Jae-won appeared in 34 games.
Park Seok-min’s error in the Korean series has increased to four. One each in 2013 and 2014, but two were added in two games this year.
When NC recruited Park Seok-min before the 2016 season, it looked forward to Park Seok-min’s’winning DNA’. It was a belief that Park Seok-min, who had solid skills and rich experience, would lead the growth of the squad, which was the 4th year of the new team at the time.
Park Seok-min’s value had to shine even more in the big game. However, in the 2016 Korean Series, Park Seok-min leaned his head down after only hitting no hits in 13 at-bats in four matches.
In this year’s Korean series, it was a good hit in two games, one hit in five at-bats (two bases), one shot, one RBI, and two points, but left a regret in defense.
There is an opportunity to make up. With NC and Doosan sharing 1 win and 1 loss, the Korean series returned to its origin. Game 3 is a real match.
During this year’s regular season, Park Seok-min lost weight and showed improvement in batting and defense compared to recent years.
He also expressed his determination, saying, “I don’t think I have a lot of days left to play baseball. I want to grab it when I get a chance to win.”
Park Seok-min’s play like Park Seok-min from Game 3 increases the chance he wanted to win.
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