Let’s keep Choi Jung silent, and Noh Si-hwan exclaims… Competition for home run king at inflection point
The KBO league home run king competition, which seemed to be solidifying with Choi Jung (SSG Landers), who drew 11 arches in June alone, was replaced by Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles), who hit 6 home runs in the last 6 games. It is a point-and-shoot approach.
Noh Si-hwan fired a left-handed solo shot against Charlie Barnes in the bottom of the 3rd inning against the Lotte Giants in the KBO League on the 6th, with no runners out. Roh Si-hwan, who hit the 19th home run of the season, broke his own record for the most home runs (18) in a season, set in 2021, and tied for first place with Choi Jeong in the home run category.바카라
Recently, Noh Si-hwan has been showing off his great home run production ability. After the KT Wiz game on June 28, he drew 6 arches in 6 games.
Roh Si-hwan hit a home run in three consecutive games starting against KT on June 28, but was silent against the Samsung Lions on the 2nd, but resumed his home run against Lotte on the 5th and 6th. He also recorded his third multi-homer of the season in a one-day game.
Now, the competition for the home run king is in the middle of nowhere. Even when Choi Jeong-yi fired his 19th gun of the season against Samsung on June 24, he beat second place Park Dong-won (14, LG Twins) by 5 cars. It was also quite far from Noh Si-hwan, who was tied for third place with 13 at the time. However, while Choi Jung was hesitant, Noh Si-hwan terrifyingly came up and changed the composition to ‘Yanggang’.
Unlike Noh Si-hwan, Choi Jeong-eun’s silence is getting longer. His home runs were interrupted in 7 consecutive games, and as a result, he was injured while defending against the KIA Tigers on the 5th and was diagnosed with pubic muscle damage.
Choi Jeong, who missed the game on the 6th, was not immediately removed from the first-team roster, but SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong plans to give Choi a break at least until this week. Choi Jeong-eun is expected to be able to play as a pinch hitter depending on the progress in the last three consecutive games of the first half against the Doosan Bears on the 11th and 13th.
Noh Si-hwan, who is challenging for the first home run title in his life, seized a golden opportunity to hit the ground running. From the 7th to the 9th, Hanwha will play three home matches against SSG without Choi Jeong at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park.
Noh Si-hwan hit only one home run in six games with SSG this season, but he hit 10 home runs, more than half of them at home. He is also raising expectations for his additional home run production as he is currently showing a terrifying sense of hitting.
In RBI and slugging percentage, Roh Si-hwan also ranked second with 56 runs and 0.564, respectively, following Choi Jeong (58 RBIs, 0.577 slugging percentage). Depending on Noh Si-hwan’s performance at the end of the first half, he can overtake Choi Jeong in home run, RBI, and slugging percentage and rise to first place.