‘1st place in batting average + 1st place in on-base percentage’ Awakening of on-base king, fearful 8th hitter… Shall I keep the lower batting order?
LG Hong Chang-ki is showing off his terrifying on-base ability at the beginning of the opening. It is an on-base percentage in the 70% range with multiple hits in 3 consecutive games. It is the fearful ‘8th hitter’.
The match between LG and Kiwoom was held at Gocheok Dome on the 4th. Hong Chang-ki started as the 8th left fielder.
In the first at-bat after one out in the 3rd inning, Hong Chang-ki got on base with a heavy hit on a full count against Kiwoom even after starting. It was LG’s first hit on the day.메이저놀이터
LG took a 3-0 lead in the 4th inning with Kim Hyun-soo’s timely hit and Oh Ji-hwan’s two RBIs. In the 2nd and 2nd base, Hong Chang-ki got on base with a ball that hit the body with the first pitch. In the 6th inning, with 2 outs, 1st and 2nd base, he hit the ball again and connected it with a chance to reach base and load base. Park Hae-min struck out and failed to score.
Hong Chang-ki hit a right-handed hit at the right time in the 7th inning, leading 6-1, and scored 1 RBI. Afterwards, he attempted to steal second base from first base, but was caught on a pitcher check ball and tagged out. The strategy came out on the bench, but it didn’t work out properly as the runner on third base didn’t run.
Hong Chang-ki succeeded in getting on base 100% with 2 hits and 2 walks in 2 at bats. After the opening, he had a multi-hit streak in three consecutive games and had a batting average of 60% (6 hits in 10 at-bats). Adding 1 walk and 3 walks, his on-base percentage is .714. His slugging percentage is .800 with two doubles.
Although the sample is still small, Hong Chang-ki is tied for first place in batting average and first in on-base percentage. He is getting back into form in 2021 when he won the 4th in batting average (.328) and the title in on-base percentage (.456).
Hong Chang-ki, who was sluggish last year due to injury, played as the 9th hitter in the opening game with KT on the 1st. He went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, and moved up one notch to bat 8 the next day.
In the game against KT on the 2nd, in the 11th inning with a tie of 9-9, he hit a double on the left line in the 11th inning, 1 out 2 base, and laid the foundation for victory.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “Table setters 1 and 2 can enter Seo Geon-chang, Park Hae-min, Moon Seong-joo, and Hong Chang-ki. The table setters were changed from Seo Gun-chang and Park Hae-min to Seo Gun-chang and Moon Seong-joo, and Park Hae-min has been playing as the ninth hitter since the opening game.
Hong Chang-ki is showing good hitting feeling in the comfortable 8th batting order. Hong Chang-gi, who won the on-base title as the top hitter in 2021, has the ability to rise to the table setter at any time.