“I’m not okay, but it was hard to pretend I was okay.”
SSG Landers Hanyusum started as the right fielder in the 5th match against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd and wielded 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.
On this day,메이저놀이터 Hanyu Island’s RBI was high in purity. In the 8th inning, when the score was tied 2-2, Hanyu Island had a chance to second base with 2 out. Hanyu-seom faced off with Yang-hyeon and hit the 118km/h curve to bring second base runner Guillermo Heredia home. Hanyu Island’s RBI was the final blow.
After the game, Hanyu Island said, “In the last at-bat, Heredia hit a double and went out, and I tried to judge by looking at the first ball, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to play or not. When the pitch I was aiming for came within range, I tried to take my swing. Unfortunately, A mismatch came and a good hit came out,” he said, looking back at the timely hitting situation.
Hanyu Island suffered a severe blow slump at the beginning of the season. Before starting the series this weekend, he suffered from a batting average of 10% (0.143) and did not produce a single multi-hit this season.
However, since the third game this weekend, Hanyu Island’s bat has turned fiercely. On the 21st, he entered the 20% batting average with 3 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats against Kiwoom, and on the 22nd, he made a multi-hit and was properly activated.
Hanyu Island said, “I expected to struggle at the beginning of the season, but I was shocked that I fell into a bigger slump than I thought. So I practiced a lot. Since I competed as a platoon, I had a lot of time to practice personally. I came out early and practiced, and I practiced a lot around me. I feel like I’m getting a little bit better with the help.”
While experiencing sluggishness, Hanyu Island suffered from heartache. He confessed, “I thought I was a hitter who took my swing without hesitation at the plate, but I lost a lot of confidence because I couldn’t swing properly. He helped me a lot, such as the power analysis team. I explained about the blow and had a heart-to-heart conversation, but it helped me a lot.”
There was a reason for Hanyu Island’s sluggish performance. The changed batting form had an effect on the performance. Hanyu-seom said, “It can be an adventure to change the batting form when you are not young. I expected it to a certain extent, but I fell into a sluggish situation deeper than I thought, and it was difficult to get out of it.”
Continuing, Hanyu Island emphasized the batting form, “I am adapting to make it mine little by little. It was good in the 2nd game, but I cannot say that the batting form has been completely established. I need to refine it further.”