It’s been a roller-coaster couple of days for LG Twins foreign-born Austin Dean.
Austin was ejected in the sixth inning of a 3-3 game against the Kiwoom Heroes on Nov. 11 after strongly protesting the umpire’s strike call.
When a ball in the body of opposing starter Jang Jae-young was called a strike on a one-ball, two-strike count, 토토 Austin reacted strongly and threw his helmet and bat at the umpire.
It was an emotional outburst for Austin, who had also complained about a dubious ball call in the first inning.
Austin left the field a day later and finished the day on a completely different note.
Austin hit a home run and drew three walks in an 8-4 win over Kiwoom.
In the bottom of the fifth inning with a 3-2 lead, Austin launched a huge two-run shot with a distance of 130.6 meters and a bat speed of 174.3 kilometers per hour.
It hit the top of the bleachers at the spacious Jamsil Stadium and turned the tide in LG’s favor.
“That was probably the best home run I’ve ever hit,” Austin said after the game, adding, “I didn’t have a great day yesterday, 안전놀이터 and I’m really happy to come through for the team today.”
“There were a lot of strike calls that I wasn’t happy with, so I was upset on behalf of my teammates, so I protested a lot,” he said, adding, “I went into the locker room and prayed for a win, and I was so proud of the team.”
Seeing the team win without him made him realize the power of LG.
“I’m a mercenary and a first baseman, and I play a big position, but the beauty of our team is that if I’m out, someone else can step in and do a good job,” Austin said.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve played full-time after being a backup in the U.S. for the past three years, so it’s not without its challenges,” he said of his 0.207 batting average (6-for-29) this month, “but I can’t make excuses, 스포츠토토 and I’m determined to see the season through to the end.”