The NC Dinos’ infield is young. With the exception of starting second baseman Park Min-woo (30), they are all in their 20s.
Catcher Kim Hyung-jun (23), first baseman Oh Young-soo (23), shortstop Kim Joo-won (21), and third baseman Seo Ho-cheol (27) are all in their 20s.
And none of them had played in the postseason until last year.
However, the NC infield is as good as any veteran player, with no major mistakes in hitting and defense.
In particular, Kim Joo-won made a spectacular throw to catch Oh Yoon-seok’s hit in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded and the score 3-2 in the second game of the playoffs (PO) against the KT WIZ at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on March 31 to end the game.
Park Min-woo, the oldest member of the NC infield, 바카라사이트 stuck his tongue out at the unwavering juniors.
“They are much better than me,” he said, giving them a thumbs-up before their home game against KT in the third round of the PO at Changwon NC Park on April 2.
“When I first played fall baseball, I was incredibly nervous and made a lot of mistakes,” Park said, adding, “At that time, sports newspapers were delivered to my room at the hostel, and I remember being embarrassed because my mistakes were on the front page.”
Park has a painful memory of missing a simple infield hit in the top of the ninth inning against the LG Twins in the second round of the 2014 semi-finals, when he was down 2-3, giving up a crucial run.
Recalling the incident nine years ago, Park was full of praise for his junior.
“I’m proud of them for not being nervous in important games and playing their hearts out,” he said.
The juniors credited their infield leader, Park Min-woo, for giving them the drive to focus on each game without letting their experience show.
“(Park) leads the atmosphere for the juniors to play comfortably,” said Seo Ho-cheol, “and thanks to this atmosphere, we are unlikely to make mistakes.”
NC, which took the first and second games of the best-of-seven series thanks to its infielders, will advance to the Korean Series, where LG awaits, if it wins the third game of the best-of-three series on Sunday. 온라인카지노사이트