In the second half of the game, SSG Landers brought back the flow with a single home run. The main character who changed the atmosphere was Choi Joo-hwan (35).
Choi Joo-hwan stepped on the ground in the 7th inning in the home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd.
At the end of the 7th inning when the score was tied 4-4, SSG replaced Kim Seong-hyun with 2 out on 1st base and replaced Choi Joo-hwan as a pinch hitter. Joo-Hwan Choi faced right-hander Young-Min Ha and hit a two-run home run with a 148km/h fastball to his body and crossed the right fence. The flying distance is 115m.
Joo-hwan Choi’s home run played a large part in the team’s victory. SSG won 9-7 and rose to first place alone. On this day, Choi Joo-hwan performed 2 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 1 run. It was his 3rd home run all season and he fired the cannon in 2 consecutive games. His latest strike sensitivity is compliant. He produced hits in all three matches against Kiwoom.메이저사이트
After the game, Joo-hwan Choi said, “There may or may not be hits, but this season seems to have a different feel from last year. Above all, being able to compete with pitchers seems to be the biggest difference.”
Last year, Choi Joo-hwan had a batting average of 0.211, 9 homers, 41 RBIs and an OPS of 0.650 in 97 games, but he is showing improved performance this season. In 16 games, he posted a batting average of 0.250, 3 homers, 11 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.764.
Choi Joo-hwan had been waiting for a pinch hitter order from the middle of the game. He explained, “From the 5th inning, I thought ‘I can go out as a pinch hitter’ and prepared little by little.
With the win against Kiwoom, Choi Joo-hwan kept his promise to the fans. He said, “I’m so happy to be able to win today. I promised to win today during the fan interview yesterday, and I’m glad I was able to keep that promise. I would appreciate it if you could give it to me,” he said.