When the 4.6 billion free agent catcher collapses, the free agent compensation catcher works… Batting average of 0.000, but the contribution is excellent, becoming the leading role in the 1st place storm

NC Dinos backup catcher Joong-yeol Ahn is showing his presence despite batting average of 0. He plays a salty role in the defense and pitching lead. He was also the hidden protagonist in his rise to No. 1.

NC won 6-4 after an extended game against LG in Jamsil on the 18th. In the last 10 games, including the last 3 wins, they have been on the rise with 8 wins and 2 losses and took first place.

In this game, Captain Son A-seop was the 4th hitter and played an active role with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats. In the 10th inning, Joo-Won Kim hit the final blow. However, after the match, coach Kang In-kwon and Son Ah-seop praised a separate player. It was catcher Ahn Joong-yeol.

In defense at the bottom of the 6th inning with a lead of 3-2, NC made a mistake by shortstop Kim Joo-won, who missed LG’s lead hitter Moon Bo-kyung’s batted ball. As the ball rolled slowly into the outfield, Moon Bo-kyung jumped to second base and made it safe.

Crisis tied with second base safely. When Kim Min-seong’s first ball came high in bunt stance, he did not bunt. Ahn Joong-yeol, who quickly saw the position of Moon Bo-gyeong, who had a long lead, threw a bullet to second base and tagged him out. It was a check to break the flow of LG pursuit.

NC allowed Austin a two-run home run to tie the game after one out in the eighth inning. Moon Bo-kyung then went on base with a right-handed hit. LG put in Shin Min-jae, the runner-up, and attempted to steal second base. However, Ahn Joong-yeol tagged out Shin Min-jae, the quick runner, with an accurate throw this time as well.

Mentioning LG’s countermeasures against running baseball before the game that day, coach Kang In-kwon said, “Ahn Joong-yeol has a good shoulder, but the throwing accuracy is a little… ”, but Ahn Joong-yeol caught a decisive outcount on second base twice.

Ahn Joong-yeol played in 7 games until the 18th and has a batting average of 0.000 with no hits in 14 at-bats. He has 1 RBI, 1 run and 4 walks. On this day, he had no hits, but he also hit Altoran-like walks and sacrifice flies.

Ahn Joong-yeol struck out in the 2nd inning and withdrew with a fly ball in the 4th inning, but picked a walk with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd bases in the 6th inning and led to the bases loaded. Afterwards, he was able to lead 3-2 with a ball hit by Do Tae-hoon in the 2nd baseman.

NC took the lead again, 5-4, with Kim Joo-won’s 1st RBI double in the 10th overtime with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. Next was An Joong-yeol at bat. He persistently hit fouls against Kim Jin-seong, his main weapon, with a forkball, and widened the score to 6-4 with a sacrifice fly to the right fielder in the 8th pitch. A difference of 1 point and 2 points in overtime is a big difference.

After the game, coach Kang In-kwon praised, “Ahn Jung-yeol’s defense was the basis for the team’s victory,” and Son Ah-seop also said, “(Ahn) Joong-yeol stopped stealing in a very important situation and put the second base runner out as a check. (Park) Se-hyeok is missing, but the player behind him is playing his part well.”

After the match, Ahn Joong-yeol said, “I thought that Se-hyuk hyung was injured and I had to work harder, thinking that I had to fill the vacancy. He didn’t help me much on offense, so I tried my best on defense. It feels good that the team came out like that today,” he said.

He didn’t get a hit in his last at-bat,토토사이트 but he scored a wedge with a sacrifice fly that was as good as a hit. Ahn Joong-yeol said, “I thought I had to hit the ball somehow because the infielders were in the front. Hitting coach Song Ji-man told me to hit in front of the plate, and I hit with the idea of ​​just hitting the ball to make an in-play batting ball, but it turned out good.”

Park Sae-hyeok was hit on the back of the head by a bat and collapsed after Heredia’s miss in the Incheon SSG match on the 14th. The back of the head was torn by 2 to 3 cm, and he is out of the first team entry to be careful of possible sequelae such as concussion. Ahn Joong-yeol is wearing a catcher’s mask after Park Se-hyuk collapses. In the last 3 games in which Ahn Joong-yeol, who moved to NC as a reward player for FA Noh Jin-hyuk (Lotte), started, NC won all and rose to first place.  

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