SSG Landers infielder Choi Jeong hit his 27th and 28th home runs of the season. On the 6th, he hit back-to-back home runs in the 1st and 3rd innings of the Incheon home game against the Hanwha Eagles. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, he aimed for a slider on the first pitch with two outs. He hit No. 26 and put the cannon into action in the 14th and 5 games. As the lead hitter, in the second batting line in the bottom of the third inning, he hit a forkball and flew it into the left stands of Munhak Baseball Stadium.
Coincidentally, the opposing team is Hanwha, and the opposing pitcher is Taeyang Lee.
36-year-old veteran Choi Jeong-eun is competing with Hanwha’s 23-year-old slugger Noh Si-hwan to be the home run king. From the middle of the season, the picture continued with Noh Si-hwan leading and Choi Jeong chasing. Taeyang Lee is the winning member of SSG last year. At the end of last season, he qualified as a free agent (FA) and transferred to Hanwha.
The Kiwoom Heroes match held at Daejeon Stadium on September 22nd. Noh Si-hwan hit his 31st home run of the season the day before joining the Hangzhou Asian Games team. In the bottom of the 7th inning, with 2 outs and runners on 2nd base, he added ‘one shot’ against Seong-Hyun Moon for the first time in 16 games.
Before being called up to the national team, I had a hard time because I didn’t have a home run or RBI, but I was able to leave the team with light steps.
However, on the same day, Choi Jeong experienced a heavy ‘touch’ first. He hit his 26th one-run home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Lotte Giants in Incheon. He sent his batted ball over the fence for the first time in 19 days.
31 home runs vs. 26 home runs.
With a lead of 5, Noh Si-hwan went to the Asian Games먹튀검증 national team. In an interview during his convocation training period, he honestly revealed his desire to become the home run king, saying, “I hope Choi Jeong doesn’t hit a home run during the Asian Games.” He could not help but be conscious of the driving ability of his senior, a three-time home run champion.
It is a competition for first place in home runs that will even affect the third baseman’s Golden Glove.
As per Noh Si-hwan’s wishes(?), Choi Jeong, who had been quiet, broke his silence ahead of the end of the Asian Games. The Korean national team makes it to the Asian Games
On the day we confirmed our advancement to the tournament, we hit two shots. The gap with Noh Si-hwan has been reduced to three. This is a distance that can be caught up in an instant with Choi Jeong’s ability to rush.
The national team is scheduled to return to Korea on the 8th, and Noh Si-hwan can participate in up to five games. Hanwha is scheduled to play against NC Dinos in Changwon on the 9th and 10th and against Lotte in Daejeon on the 14th and 16th.
Choi Jeong-ui’s SSG has a total of 7 games remaining, including a 2-game series against Incheon NC on the 7th and 8th.
Noh Si-hwan has a clear advantage due to the small number of games remaining. Choi Jeong’s home run pace is not good in the second half of the season. He hit four in August and two in September.
Noh Si-hwan produced a lot of home runs before and after being selected to represent the Asian Games. He prepared since last winter with the selection of the Asian Games team in mind. The Asian Games were a definite motivation for him. If he comes back with a gold medal around his neck, there is a high possibility that the good trend will continue.
Noh Si-hwan is young.