The true winner of the Moon Kim Daejeon is the 23-year-old Hanwha solver who is on base 6… Asian Games 4th hitter ‘reservation’
The focus was exclusively on Moon Kim Dae-jun. But the real winner was different.
6th at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju. Hanwha Moon Dong-ju and KIA Kim Do-young’s first ‘Moon Kim Daejeon’ took place. Moon Dong-joo won by decision, blocking Kim Do-young with 2 at-bats, no hits and 1 walk. However, as the two teams drew 4-4, it did not mean much to divide the winner and the loser. Moon Dong-ju failed to become a winning pitcher even with 1 earned run in 5⅓ innings, and Kim Do-yeong contributed to the team by making a big success with 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases after Moon Dong-ju went down.
In the meantime, the true winner was Noh Si-hwan, the Hanwha No. 4 hitter. Roh Si-hwan went on base with a walk from the first inning and pulled out a solo shot with a tie for superiority from KIA Mario Sanchez in the 4th inning. It was driven a little to the middle, but Noh Si-hwan pushed it well. The bat head did not break until the end and made a powerful hitting ball.스포츠토토
There was an explanation from coach Choi Won-ho that the feeling of hitting was a little bad, but Noh Si-hwan’s class has definitely been upgraded this season. Changes and efforts to bring the hitting point forward to focus on long hits again have borne fruit. There is no more hurried, ambiguous swing when you don’t strike out.
This is his 23rd home run this season. He widened the gap with second place Choi Jeong (SSG, 20 home runs) to three, inflating his dream of becoming the first home run king in his life. It is a very meaningful move in that there have been no home run kings in their early 20s recently.
Noh Si-hwan also struck a blow in the 5th inning, leading 2-1. Sanchez from 1 out and 1st base committed a wild throw, and Kim Tae-yeon went all the way to 3rd base. Noh Si-hwan hit Sanchez’s changeup at the right timing and hit a runaway 1 RBI hit. Sanchez was crushed with this one shot.
Since then, KIA pitchers have virtually avoided a head-to-head match with Noh Si-hwan. Following a walk in the 7th inning and a left-handed hit against Jeon Sang-hyun’s slider in the 9th inning, an intentional walk came out in the 11th inning of overtime. His fastball, breaking ball, and course responsiveness are all different from previous years. Roh Si-hwan’s 6 on-base is the most ever for an individual in a single game. Previously, there were four five-base games. On April 24, 2021, against Daejeon LG, on July 22, 2022, against Daejeon KT, and on April 14, against Suwon KT, he succeeded in hitting 4 bases.
Noh Si-hwan will also participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games at the end of September. With Lee Jung-hoo absent and Kang Baek-ho missing, there is a high possibility that he will act as a solution. Besides Roh Si-hwan, there is no other player to take on the 4th hitter for the national team.