“I came to end the cruelty.”

The LG Twins have had a headache over the past few seasons due to foreign hitters. In the 2020 season, Roberto Ramos made a big success with 120 hits, 38 homers, 86 RBIs, 74 points and a batting average of 0.278 OPS 0.954, but in the 2021 season, 45 hits, 8 homers, 25 RBIs, 14 runs, a batting average of 0.243 OPS 0.739, and was released during the season.

Justin Boer, who was recruited as a substitute foreign hitter for Ramos, was even more sluggish. He had 17 hits, 3 homers, 17 RBIs, 7 runs batted in for a .170 OPS of .545 and missed out on the postseason entry. Last season, Rio Ruiz was recruited, but he was released during the season with 13 hits, 1 home run, 6 RBIs, 10 runs batting average of 0.155 OPS 0.496. He also failed to make the postseason entry.먹튀검증

This season, LG recruited Austin Dean as a new foreign hitter. Austin’s performance in the exhibition game was not good. He had 7 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 3 runs, and a batting average of .194 OPS of 0.581. But at the start of the regular season, Austin is showing a different side than in his exhibition games.

From the match against KT Wiz in Suwon on the 1st to the match against the Samsung Lions in Jamsil on the 7th, Austin recorded 8 hits, 1 RBI, 7 points and a batting average of 0.364. In the match against Samsung on the 8th, after feeling discomfort with his right Achilles tendon and being excluded from the starting lineup, he came out as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th inning and hit a final hit against Oh Seung-hwan.

After the game, Austin said, “I knew at what point I would be put in, so I kept preparing. Even after being put in, I went into the plate with the mindset of working as simply and comfortably as possible without overdoing it.” I did it. I had no choice but to believe in my teammates and go out.”

Austin, who scored his second RBI of the season, said, “I don’t stress about not being able to score RBIs. I’m not very greedy for RBIs. It’s good to go on base and score for the team.” “I set my goal to get on base. An RBI will come out someday. Right now, my priority is to devote myself to the team, not my name. There are 8 other hitters besides me. They can also score RBIs so the team can win.” said.

Austin is also aware of the cruelty of LG foreign batters. He said, “I know about the brutality. Many fans informed me through social media (SNS) messages.” said.

Austin, who played as a pinch hitter in the game against Samsung on the 9th, was withdrawn with an infield fly ball. At the beginning of this season, his performance was 9 hits, 2 RBIs, 7 runs, a batting average of 0.375 OPS and 0.986. Attention is focusing on whether Austin can cut off the cruelty of foreign batters this season.

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