‘Dinosaur Captain’ Son Ah-seop “Lost Game 3 and 4 to Hwang Jae-gyun…Blocked today”
It’s the last game. However, KT has the momentum advantage over NC, which has lost two straight after winning two in a row.
Despite his exhaustion, NC Dinos “Captain” Son Ah-seop still had a smile on his face.
NC will face the KT Wiz in Game 5 of the playoffs on Friday at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.
Many of NC’s 2020 championship members, such as Noh Jin-hyuk and Kim Jin-sung, have left the team, while KT has retained most of its 2021 championship members.
However, NC has Son As-seop. He’s had a resurgence this season, winning the most hits and RBIs at the same time, and has been the team’s leadoff hitter in the postseason.
He’s batting 3-for-5 in the playoffs (6-for-17), and while the NC bats were overwhelmed by KT in Game 4, he broke the no-hitter with a single in the sixth inning.
If there’s one regrettable thing about Son, 먹튀검증토토사이트 it’s that he hasn’t played in the Korean Series until this year, his 17th year in the game. His fellow Lotte players Lee Dae-ho, Kang Min-ho, and Jeon Jun-woo are in a similar situation.
“It’s hard, but I’m happy,” said Son before the game, echoing the mantra of “jin insa dae cheon myeong” (do your best and wait for the will of the heavens). “If the heavens help us, we’ll win, and if they don’t, we’ll lose. We just have to put all our energy into this day and do our best.”
Commenting on the NC batsmen’s struggles, he said, “Even as a designated hitter, it’s hard. The bat is heavy. Stamina is an issue.”
He also introduced a nerve battle with Hwang Jae-gyun,
His best friend from his Lotte days. Before the third inning, Jeon Jun-woo visited the field himself, saying, “It’s a game between Son As-seop and Hwang Jae-gyun.”
“We have a pre-match routine, and (Hwang) Jae-gyun kept calling me before the third and fourth games. I tried not to go to the fourth game because I lost the third game, but he kept calling me, so I couldn’t go.” He laughed, saying, “Today, after training, I’ll go straight to the bus and block his contact.”
If they win Game 5, they’ll have a day off and play Game 1 of the Korean Series. Game 2 will be held in a sleepover.
“I packed my away bag on the premise of going to the Korean Series. I’m going to give it my all today.”