“He came through with easy hits in the clutch”.
Samsung Lions head coach Park Jin-man praised the clutch ability of transfer infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk. His ability to score runs in clutch situations makes him a valuable contributor to the team.
Ryu joined Samsung from the KIA Tigers via trade on May 5. Samsung sent catcher Kim Tae-gun to KIA.
In four games, he played first base and went 2-for-13. Despite his low batting average, he was efficient. One of his two hits was a double. He drew two walks and had three RBIs, including two sacrifice flies. He also stole one base.
It was the run production that caught the attention of Park. 메이저놀이터 추천
In a briefing with reporters after the Gwangju game against KIA was canceled due to rain on the 11th, Park said, “We hadn’t played in a few days, but what we lacked was the ability to score runs on our chances. Ryu Ji-hyuk solved that problem,” Park said in high praise.
“Even if it’s not a hit, he has the ability to make a sacrifice fly. Our batting order had runners on third and fourth, but we couldn’t get a hit. Ji-hyuk made it easy for us and kept us in the game.
Finally, he said, “I expect that kind of clutch ability. He does it when it matters. He has the ability to fill in the gaps in defense as well as batting with experience.”