While several players are challenging the competition for the batting title, the bat of Koo Ja-wook (Samsung Lions), who has not left the ranks, is heating up again.메이저사이트
Samsung won 11-1 in the final regular season match against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 28th and recorded 55 wins, 1 draw, and 75 losses (0.423).
On the mound that day, starting pitcher Choi Chae-heung recorded his first win of the season with a salty pitch that gave up only 1 run in 6 innings, while the even performance of the batters in the batting lineup was notable. For the first time since the start of the regular season, all starters achieved hits, relieving the burden on pitchers.
Foreign hitter Jose Pirella had the most 3 hits in the team, and Ryu Ji-hyuk and Lee Seong-gyu both hit hard with 2 hits in 5 at-bats. In addition, starting outfielder Koo Ja-wook also showed his presence by recording 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run.
It was especially encouraging that the hit led to an RBI. In the top of the first inning, when the team was ahead 1-0, Koo Ja-wook brought in runner Kim Hyun-jun to right-handed with no outs on third base, and then in the top of the fourth inning, with two outs and runners on first and second base, he hit a left-handed hit against Son Joo-young, contributing to the team’s big inning. added. Koo Ja-wook ended the game early as he was replaced by Yoon Jeong-bin in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Koo Ja-wook, who gradually improved his hitting skills over time, boasted a good hitting skills in the second half of the season. Last month, he heated up the competition for the batting title by recording 35 hits in 85 at-bats, a batting average of 0.412, 4 home runs, and 19 RBIs in 22 games.
Koo Ja-wook seemed to slow down at the beginning of this month, but he only took a moment to catch his breath. He continued to produce hits again in the away game against Doosan on the 10th, and continued his hitting streak for 7 consecutive games from the game against Lotte in Daegu on the 17th to this game. Looking at his performance in just the last 10 games, he has 16 hits in 37 at-bats, a batting average of 0.432, and 3 RBIs, regaining his best form in August.
The player himself had a greater desire to maintain the pace than anyone else. After the game, Koo Ja-wook said, “I’ve been talking with hitting coach Tachibana since I haven’t had a hit recently. The coach told me not to try to hit too accurately, so I practiced swinging big from practice.”
Koo Ja-wook, who regained his confidence thanks to Coach Tachibana, who gave advice to not only the first team but also the second team players, smiled and said, “I think trying to play as actively in games as I did in practice led to good results.”
There are now 13 games remaining. Although the gap with batting leader Son Ah-seop (NC, 0.347) has widened somewhat, the competition is still valid. What kind of results will Koo Ja-wook, who wants to make a last-minute spurt, produce?