“In the end, our team played fall baseball.”
Anthony Alford started as the left fielder and hitter 6 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Doosan Bears season 4 home match held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 19th, and scored 2 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 3 RBIs and 2 runs. He wielded a fire bat and led the team to victory.
Alford bowed his head as Doosan starter Choi Seung-yong struck out in the first at-bat with 2 outs, 1st and 3rd base scoring position in the first inning. However, he did not miss the second chance to second base safely in the 4th inning, where the score was 1-1. Alford succeeded in giving the team the lead by attacking Choi Seung-yong’s first pitch, the 112km curve, and hitting a two-run home run that went over the left wall.
The activity did not stop at one time. He also had Alford in the process of pulling out 3 runs in the 5th inning. In the bottom of the 5th inning with a lead of 4-1, Alford faced Park Jeong-soo, the changed pitcher of Doosan, in a chance with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. Afterwards, he failed to produce a hit in his fourth at-bat, but the trend toward KT had no significant impact on his victory.
Alford swung a fire bat, recording 32 hits and 3 home runs with a batting average of 0.368 in April. However, his hitting sense noticeably declined in May, and his monthly batting average was only 0.135 (5 hits in 37 at-bats) until the game on the 19th. what the hell was the problem? Alford said, “There are good times and bad times in baseball,” he said.
Prior to the game, coach Lee Kang-cheol raised concerns about Alford’s stamina, as he played tirelessly. Will there be any physical ups and downs? “All players, not just me, can feel tired at this time, but the team must have brought me there for a reason, and I don’t care about physical fitness because I have to do my job responsibly,” Alford said. 스포츠토토
KT is having a difficult season this year as a large number of key players leave due to injuries. The game on the 19th was decorated with a victory, but it is not easy to escape from 10th place. But Alford hasn’t given up hope yet. This is because his performance last year when he wore the KT uniform was not good.
Alford said, “There is still a lot of season left. There are a lot of injured players, but I think this gave young players a chance and a chance to show off their talent.” The team went to baseball in the fall. I think we will be able to show that kind of image this year as well.”
Continuing, Alford said, “There are injured players, but there were many games we could win, but there were also minor parts such as missing a pitch or swing, so the game was difficult.” I think it is,” he added.
First of all, KT’s power is relatively better than when it was not the best with Park Byeong-ho’s return. Alford said, “We haven’t talked to the players separately, but we know what we have to do.” He is doing so well. Because of that, our team will be able to do better in the future.”