“My wife tells me to put it all down…I’m only attractive if I hit 20 home runs”

“My wife said, ‘Sometimes, if you just let go and let things happen, the outcome might be better.

Doosan Bears’ Yang Seok-hwan (32) showed off his big-league side for the first time in a while. On May 25, Yang started at third base against the Gochuk Kiwoom Heroes and went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs in a 17-2 blowout victory. With the win, Doosan improved to 32-34-1 on the season and reclaimed fifth place온라인바카라.

Yang Seok-hwan opened the scoring in the top of the fifth inning with a 2-0 lead. Leadoff hitter Jung Soo-bin led off with a bunt single in front of the pitcher. Yang hit a two-run shot to left field to make it 4-0. Lee Myung-jong’s first pitch, a slider, was in the zone and he took it for a walk. It was Yang’s first home run in 22 days after his last one against the KT Wiz in Suwon.

Once the blockage was broken, he was wild. In the top of the sixth inning, Yang hit another two-run shot to left field with runners on first and second. This time, on a 1-2 count, he took advantage of Yang’s 131-kilometer-per-hour two-seam fastball. It was Yang’s 10th home run of the season, his third straight year of double-digit home runs.

Yang said, “It’s been a long time since I hit a home run. In fact, my mood has been down a lot lately, so this is a welcome home run. The first home run was on a changeup, and it was a good pitch to hit from the first pitch. The second home run was a result of focusing on the fastball because I had been hitting the changeup earlier in the at-bat.”

It wasn’t all laughs. Yang couldn’t hide his disappointment in the dugout after his last at-bat with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning of the five-run blowout. It was almost as if he had forgotten about his two home runs earlier.

Yang said, “I actually hit that one, but I think I was greedy. It was a bases-loaded situation, and even if I was out, I should have gotten a hit, but there were a lot of things I didn’t like about myself,” he confessed.

The two-run double opened up the floodgates for the entire Doosan lineup. For the third time in as many games, Doosan hit for the cycle and pounded out 20 hits.

Yang said, “We haven’t been hitting well lately, so there was an invisible atmosphere among the players. I think our team can hit better than we are now. We can’t get better all at once, but I hope today’s game will give us a chance to get better.”

For as long as it took him to hit his ninth and 10th home runs of the season, Yang had been struggling at the plate. It was his wife who encouraged him. “Last week, I got hit by a sand dune and my leg was really bad, so my batting balance was really off. As the slump got longer, I was stressing myself out a lot, but my wife told me that sometimes the results can be better if you just let go and let things happen. So I let go, and I think the results were good today,” he smiled.

He didn’t put much significance on hitting double-digit home runs for the third year in a row. “I think I need to hit 20 every year to be a meaningful player. If you can’t hit 10, it’s not attractive. It feels good to have a multi-homer game after a long time,” he said, adding, “I’ve had slumps before, but when I hit a home run, I get over it. I’m the type of player who is driven by home runs, so it was even better to get a home run.” He vowed to continue his hot hitting.

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