‘Eight personal finishes’ platoon, pulsating with every play.
KT WIZ outfielder Bae Byeong-dae (28) is nicknamed “The Finisher”.
That’s because he’s superhuman at the end of the ninth inning and has recorded a lot of finishes.
He has seven career game-ending hits in professional baseball. 토토사이트 If you include sacrifice flies, he’s done it eight times.
When the game is on the line in the bottom of the ninth, the look in his eyes changes.
That’s what he did on Wednesday at home against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Baseball World Series at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon, South Korea.
He was highly focused in every game, including the final at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Trailing 0-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Bae Jae-dae pulled the trigger on a bases-loaded opportunity.
He took a fastball up the middle from NC’s second pitcher, Ryu Jin-wook, and smashed a two-run double to left field.
He didn’t stop there, 스포츠토토 as he delivered the decisive blow in the bottom of the ninth inning, trailing 2-3.
He faced NC closer Lee Yong-chan with runners on second and third.
With one out, the game was over, but he didn’t flinch.
After taking a forkball outside the zone in the first inning, he saw a fastball up the middle in the second.
He swung hard and hit a game-tying single to left field.
After reaching first base, Choi didn’t smile, but focused on the task at hand.
His performance continued. After stealing second on Kim Min-hyuk’s double, he gritted his teeth and ran when pinch-hitter Moon Sang-chul hit a single to left field.
He rounded third base and stole home on a head-first slide.
He then ran over to celebrate with Moon, who had just hit a game-winning single.
The run proved to be the final run of the game, and KT took down NC and reclaimed third place in a day’s time.
“The moment Lee Ho-yeon hit, I thought I might have a chance,” said Choi Bae-dae after the game, “I liked Lee Yong-chan’s ball, 스포츠토토맨 but I didn’t want to end the game in my at-bat.”