It is a picture that was unimaginable even a year ago. Doosan Bears catcher Yang Eui-ji and NC Dinos catcher Park Se-hyuk become enemies and meet at Jamsil Bee.
Doosan will face NC for the first time in the 2023 season at Jamsil Stadium on April 4. Both Doosan and NC balanced 1 win and 1 loss in the opening series last weekend and prepared for the first midweek series of the upcoming season.
The most interesting thing in the first match between the two teams is, of course, the battle of resourcefulness between the main catchers. This is because it is the first confrontation in an NC uniform between Yang Eui-ji, who left Doosan after the 2018 season and returned to his hometown after playing for four years in NC, and Park Se-hyuk, who wore a Doosan main catcher mask following Yang Eui-ji.
Yang Eui-ji returned to Jamsil this winter with a super-large contract worth up to 15.2 billion won for 4+2 years. Park Se-hyuk, whose place at Doosan became narrow due to Yang Eui-ji’s return, wore an NC uniform with a total of up to 4.6 billion won over four years.
Yang Eui-ji and Park Se-hyuk both played an active part in the opening series of the weekend with a total of 3 hits. Eui-ji Yang added 2 hits and 1 RBI against the Lotte Giants in Jamsil on April 1 and one hit against Lotte in Jamsil on the 2nd. Park Se-hyeok, who served as the team’s table setter in the second batting order, led the team to an 8-0 victory over the Samsung Lions in Daegu on the 1st with 3 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 walk.
It’s a confrontation that both players can’t back down from. The picture is more interesting because Yang Eui-ji, who has to lead the cheers of the returning fans, and Park Se-hyuk, who has to stab the fans. A picture is expected to compare not only at-bats but also the ball composition and lead of the two catchers who wear catcher masks and lead the pitching staff of both teams.
At the time of returning to Doosan, Eui-ji Yang said, “In the past, (Choi) Jae-hoon, (Park) Se-hyuk, and (Kim) Jae-hwan, including me, suffered a lot as catchers. After that, all of them went well, and I thought it would be good for Sehyeok to do well when he signed a free agent contract. But when I returned to Doosan, Sehyeok ended up going to NC. Sehyuk must have had a strong desire to stay at Doosan, but that bothered him. I felt sorry for his brother,” he said, expressing his apologetic heart.
It was a word from Yang Eui-ji with a heartfelt heart for the junior catcher who suffered together for a long time. However, the moment came when I had to put aside that sorry feeling for a while.
At the beginning of the season,스포츠토토 when both Doosan and NC had 1 win and 1 loss, he stood on a single bridge that he met to go out. From the first confrontation on the 4th, young right-handed orthodox pitchers Kwak Bin (Doosan) and Song Myeong-ki (NC) will face off for the start. Baseball fans are expected to focus on the resourceful confrontation between Yang Eui-ji and Park Se-hyuk, who will lead the two young pitchers in a fierce number fight.