A shot like ‘Jamsil Geopo’ exploded.
Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I don’t think it’s that bad,” to Kim Jae-hwan’s story ahead of the Lotte Giants match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 25th.
Ahead of this season, coach Lee picked Kim Jae-hwan as one of his ‘key players’. He thought that hitting a single shot from the 4th batter’s seat would create a synergistic effect for the batting line.
The coach had high expectations, but he did not live up to 100%. In 77 games in the first half, he stayed with a batting average of 2.4 and 7 home runs. He was the one who even became the ‘Jamsil Home Run King’ with 44 homers in 2018, but a cool shot did not follow as much as his presence.
In July, he slumped even further with a batting average of 1.6 and 2.0 Lee. However, coach Lee judged that Kim Jae-hwan was gradually increasing his sense of hitting. On the 21st, against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju, hitters began to come out, such as a double hit.
Manager Lee, who held the KBO League record for most home runs while hitting 457 home runs during his active career, had a clear eye. Kim Jae-hwan fired a shot that was ‘like Kim Jae-hwan’ after a long time.
At the end of the third inning, which took a 1-0 lead with Heo Kyung-min’s timely hit, Kim Jae-hwan attacked Lotte starter Na Kyun-an’s first pitch forkball and crossed the right fence. Distance 110m. It was Kim Jae-hwan’s first shot 21 days after hitting a home run against Samsung on the 4th.꽁머니사이트
Doosan, who escaped 3-0 with Kim Jae-hwan’s home run, later increased the score to 4-0 with Yang Seok-hwan’s walk and Rojas’ timely hit, and began to approach their 11th straight win.