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'Daily MVP' for his game-winning three-run homer in game three
NC Martin, MVP of Game 3 of the semifinals
The game between the SSG Landers and the NC Dinos in the third round of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Semi-Playoffs (Semi-Po) at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam, South Korea, on May 25. Martin, the MVP of the day, celebrates.
With the NC Dinos punching their ticket to the playoffs (PO), it's safe to say that the series between SSG Landers and the NC Dinos in the semi-playoffs (semi-PO) came down to the No. 4 spot.
SSG used Guillermo Heredia in the No. 4 spot in Games 1 and 2 before switching to Han Yoo-seom in Game 3, and only managed one hit from the No. 4 spot over the three games.
On the other hand, Martin, who batted fourth for NC throughout the series, collected one RBI in both Game 1 and Game 2 before sweeping three RBI in Game 3.
In particular, he hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning of the 7-6 win in the third game of the Changwon Semifinals on April 25 to lead his NC teammates to Suwon, where KT Wiz awaited.
Interview with NC Martin, MVP of Game 3 of the Quarterfinals
The game between the SSG Landers and the NC Dinos in the third round of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Semi-Playoffs (Semi-Po) at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam, South Korea, on May 5. NC Martin, who was named MVP of the game, is interviewed.
After the game, Martin was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Game 3, earning a $1 million prize.
Martin, who led Triple-A baseball in home runs last year with 32, hasn't hit as well in the KBO this season as he had hoped.
He hit 17 home runs in the regular season, and only three over the fence in 35 games since September.
With his team down 4-5 in Game 3 of the semifinals, Martin hit a game-winning three-run home run over the right field fence off SSG Noh Kyung-eun with runners on first and second in the bottom of the inning.
After the game, Martin described the situation as, "The ball came to me in the right pitch and location and I took a good swing, which led to a good result."
Friday, October 27, 2023