Noh Si-hwan couldn’t smile even after hitting 3 homers… Choi Jung smiled broadly at the 450 home run
Hanwha’s new big shot, Noh Si-hwan, hit three homers in a game for the first time since his debut. Roh Si-hwan, the sole leader in home runs, couldn’t smile brightly amidst the team’s defeat even after hitting the 24th, 25th, and 26th guns in a row.스포츠토토
Hanwha lost 6-12 in an away game against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 9th, despite Noh Si-hwan’s 5 RBIs with 3 home runs.
Noh Si-hwan’s bat spewed fire from the first episode. Noh Si-hwan, who entered the plate in the first inning with no two runners at 0-0, pulled KT starter Um Sang-baek’s body changeup and passed it over the left fence. In the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 2-1, with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, he hit Sang-baek Eom’s 3rd fastball to the body and once again hit a 3-run homer that went over the left fence. It was his fifth consecutive home run in his career.
Hanwha seemed to lead 6-1 until the 3rd inning, but allowed 3 points in the 4th inning and then turned around by giving up 5 points in the 5th inning. He gave up 2 more runs in the 7th inning, bringing the score to 5-12.
Noh Si-hwan’s bat turned sharply again in the 8th inning. Noh Si-hwan, who started as the lead batter, drew a solo arch in mid-month by hitting the 5th pitch slider against KT’s second pitcher, Kim Young-hyeon.
It is the first time since his professional debut in 2019 that Noh Si-hwan hit 3 homers in one game. Previously, there were 7 home runs in a game.
Noh Si-hwan received a big award before the game that day. During the month of July, he had a batting average of 0.298, 6 home runs (1st place), 14 RBIs (tied for 5th place), and a slugging percentage of 0.649 (1st place) to become the monthly MVP. It was the first time in 5 years and 3 months since Jung Woo-ram in May 2018 that a player from Hanwha won the monthly MVP.
Even in August, Roh Si-hwan’s hard hitting continues, but the team situation is not so good. Hanwha, who has recently lost 4 games in a row, is in 8th place with 38 wins, 5 draws and 51 losses, making it increasingly difficult to advance into the postseason.
SSG Choi Jeong-do, who is running second in home runs after Noh Si-hwan, added a home run that day and became the second player in history to reach 450 home runs. It is the first time in his career as a right-handed hitter.
In the game against NC at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, Choi Jeong-eun came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the 4th inning when the score was tied 1-1, pulling opponent left-handed starting pitcher Choi Seong-yeong’s changeup outside the 4th pitch and hitting a large solo home run that went over the wall in the middle left. It was a big batted ball that you could tell it was a home run the moment he hit it. The flying distance was measured at a whopping 135m. It is the 21st home run of the season, 13 days after the match against Samsung on the 27th of last month.
Choi Jeong-eun became the second player in the history of the KBO League to reach 450 home runs, following Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who was a left-handed hitter. Choi Jeong-eun, who achieved 450 homers at the age of 36 years, 5 months and 12 days, also recorded the youngest record. Coach Lee’s record for the most home runs in the KBO league is 467, and Choi Jeong-eun is expected to surpass this record next year.
As the match ended in a 2-1 victory for SSG, Choi Jeong-ui’s home run became the final home run. SSG, who was in the middle of two consecutive losses, escaped from the losing streak with a thrilling victory by one point. Finisher Seo Jin-yong, who took the mound in the ninth inning, pitched one inning scoreless and earned his 31st save (1 win, 1 loss).
After the team was founded, Kiwoom, who had lost 9 consecutive losses, the tie record for the most consecutive losses, shook off Lotte’s relentless pursuit and escaped from the 9-game losing streak.
Kiwoom defeated Lotte, which self-destructed, 10-8, committing three throwing errors in the home game at Gocheok Sky Dome. Kim Hye-sung led the attack with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, and Song Seong-moon supported the attack with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 2 runs. Kiwoom took a 10-3 lead until the last defense in the top of the ninth, but managed to win by giving up 5 points only in the top of the ninth amidst the search for relief pitchers.
Leading LG defeated KIA 6-2 in the away game in Gwangju and won two consecutive victories. LG, which suffered from a rainy weather cancellation even after leading by 8 runs the previous day, won the game thanks to starting pitcher Lee Jung-yong’s 5 scoreless innings and Kim Min-sung’s 2-run home run in the 2nd inning after returning from injury. In the Jamsil match, Samsung, the lowest ranked team, defeated Doosan 6-4. At the beginning of the ninth inning, when the score was tied 3-3, Kang Han-wool grounded second baseman from 1st, 2nd and 3rd base, Lee Yu-chan’s throw fell behind the catcher, and both third base runner Ryu Ji-hyuk and second base runner Pirella stepped home. Kim Hyun-jun added 1 point with a heavy hit in the 1st, 1st and 3rd bases that continued. Doosan caught up with one point in the bottom of the ninth thanks to Kim Min-hyeok’s sacrifice fly, but the gap could not be narrowed any further.