The batteries are charged for the Dinosaurs’ backup leadoff man. NC Dinos outfielder Son Ah-seop is determined to win the first round of the playoffs.
On October 30, NC will play the first game of the playoffs against KT WIZ at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon.
On that day, NC will face KT starting pitcher William Cuevas with the following batting order: Son As-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Park Geon-woo (right fielder), Jason Martin (center fielder), Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder), Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), and Kim Joo-won (shortstop). NC starting pitcher is “super ace” Eric Peddy.
Son Ah-seop, who will be batting leadoff for the team, met with the press before the game on the 30th and said, “I want to help the team win with the concept of bunting today (laughs). Because I keep going out as a designated hitter, I have more stamina than my teammates who play defense. So I’m trying to make up for it by passing on more fight and energy to my teammates and raising the team atmosphere,” he said.메이저놀이터
NC earned the four-day break by winning three straight semi-playoff games. “It definitely takes a toll when you’re traveling the day after a game. It’s a matter of building up the tension again, but I believe the physical recovery will help us more. I think the ball will be different because Cuevas, their ace, is well rested. I’ll try to stress him out as much as possible and focus on getting runs.”
Son also took a few jabs at his former teammates from the Lotte Giants, KT catcher Jang Jang-woo and infielder Hwang Jae-gyun.
“Sung-woo (Jang) has been playing a lot since he was in school, but I don’t think it’s possible for me (laughs). I’ll try to stress him out as much as possible so that he gets angry at me. I’ll probably talk to him in the batter’s box and interrupt him, but he’s already used to it from (Kang) Min-ho. I’ll hear it in one ear and spill it out the other (laughs). (Hwang) Jae-gyun said that he didn’t think we would come up, but we came up to catch KT. They don’t usually compliment each other, so I wonder if they will continue to play nervous warfare and provoke each other,” he smiled.