Doosan laughs at the ‘Yang-Eui-Ji effect’
The highest treatment ever of 15.2 billion won is not a waste. The Doosan Bears are enjoying the ‘Yang Eui-ji (36) effect’ in the offense and defense.
Doosan won 6-4 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. The final double at the end of the 7th inning Yang Eui-ji hit was decisive. In the 3-3 situation, the ball hit lightly fell into the right outfield and resulted in a two-run double. Doosan, who won 6 wins and 3 losses with the victory that day, is continuing the ranking fight for 4th place as of the 12th.
Yang Eui-ji has a batting average of 0.333 메이저놀이터and 5 RBIs and 4 runs as of the 12th. Last winter, he returned to Doosan, his former team, after receiving the best treatment ever for a total of 15.2 billion won for 4+2 years. He has no home runs yet, so his slugging percentage (0.370) has dropped, but he is doing enough ‘ransom’ with an on-base percentage of 0.455 made in the opponent’s intensive check.
Yang Eui-ji’s intensive checks lead to a series of explosions in Doosan’s center line. Heo Gyeong-min (batting average 0.281 on-base percentage, 0.400, 4 points) Yang Seok-hwan (batting average 0.346, slugging percentage 0.769, 3 homers, 6 RBIs, 7 points) Kim Jae-hwan (batting average 0.290, 2 homers, 6 RBIs, 7 runs, slugging rate 0.613) are all hot. Opponent pitchers are not giving Yang Eui-ji a good ball, but he made it impossible for the batters in front to escape. Euiji Yang calmly goes on base without being greedy and is making the batting line smooth.
Fellow batters also feel the presence of Yang Eui-ji. Yang Seok-hwan said, “Ui Ji-hyung came in and the overall structure of the batting line was set. I feel like the central axis is in place. If the seniors do well, I think we can become a top-ranking batting line.” Heo Gyeong-min said, “(Yang Eui-ji was in NC) was very difficult for 4 years,” laughing and saying, “I am a senior who is very reassuring just sitting (as a catcher).”
Yang Eui-ji’s existence is a great strength for Doosan pitchers. Jeong Cheol-won said, “I trust Senior Will and throw it, and it is coming out with good results.” Kwak Bin also became a hot topic when he said, “I believe in Senior Lid unconditionally.”
Yang Eui-ji laughed and shook his head, saying, “If you get a hit and concede, (the pitchers’ faith) will be shaken.” Choi Seung-yong (3 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings), who matched the match on the 11th, was also a junior who was sluggish with 8 runs in 1 and 2/3 innings on the day he made a battery with him on the 5th. Yang Eui-ji said, “Choi Seung-yong’s performance in the last game was so bad that I couldn’t see his face. He is a friend with enough potential, so he will be able to develop further.” He said, “I always tell the pitcher to throw the ball with confidence. I also analyze and work hard for the pitchers, but the game is solved by matching the two together.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop took the baton of Doosan, and the composition of the players changed slightly, and the atmosphere on the bench changed. Heo Gyeong-min, who experienced 9th place last year, and Yang Eui-ji, who left during the Doosan Dynasty, had slightly different answers. Heo Kyung-min said, “It seems that a good atmosphere is definitely going on.
On the other hand, Yang Eui-ji laughed, saying, “When I was in the past, it was always this atmosphere. I think it’s because I didn’t know how bad it was last year.” This means that Doosan is currently in a good mood as during the dynasty period.
Yang Eui-ji took credit for the juniors’ praise for relying on him. He said, “(Kim) Jae-hwan holds the center of the batting line well. (Yang) Seok-hwan, (Kang) Seung-ho, and (Huh) Kyung-min are also good at it.” I am happy that my juniors are talking positively about it. I will do my best so that they can do well.”