‘Park Dong-won and Roh Si-hwan who look alike in May’ Same 3 home runs in 9 games Park Dong-won – 6 home runs in 10 games Noh Si-hwan, a trailer for the birth of a new home run king?
- on May 15, 2023
While news of traditional homerun hitters such as Choi Jeong (SSG Landers), Park Byung-ho (kt Wiz), and Kim Jae-hwan (Doosan Bears) are quiet, Park Dong-won (LG Twins) and Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) occupy the top of the home run category.
Those recognized by both themselves and others as potential home run hitters are finally rising to the surface.
Above all, Park Dong-won and Noh Si-hwan are showing off their hot bats in May, so it is of interest how long this wind will last.
Park Dong-won is already a hitter with a reputation as an offensive catcher. He joined the Heroes in 2009 and hit double-digit home runs for three consecutive years from the 2015 season, and also hit double-digit home runs for four consecutive seasons from the 2019 season to last year. In particular, in the 2021 season, he drew attention as a home run hitter by ranking 10th in his first Home Run Derby with 22 home runs, his most.
Then, on April 24, at the beginning of last year’s season, he was suddenly traded from Kiwoom Heroes to KIA Tigers, and this season, when he obtained FA qualification, he moved to LG for a total of 6.5 billion won (down payment of 2 billion won, annual salary of 4.5 billion won) for 4 years. And while using the widest Jamsil Stadium as their home this year, they are showing off their presence by shooting homeruns every day.
From the 2020 season, his second year as a pro, Noh Si-hwan has firmly established himself as Hanwha’s main gun. It was to the extent that Hanwha legend Kim Tae-gyun was said to be his successor early on. Matching this, in the 2021 season, his third year, he hit up to 18 homers.
However, his weight, which was in the 90kg range, increased to the mid-100kg last year, narrowing his swing and focusing on producing hits based on accurate contact rather than home runs.
He succeeded in losing weight again this year and returned to his usual weight of 90 kg, seeing the effect of catching accurate hits and home runs at the same time.
In particular, their home run patterns this season are similar to each other.
Park Dong-won only hit 4 home runs in 25 games during the month of April. In the 9th game of the season, against Sajik Lotte on April 11, he hit the team’s first home run of the season and his own, and since then he has shown home runs every other game, but the home run production rate in April was not high.
It was against Changwon NC on May 3 that Park Dong-won began to hit home runs in earnest. After winning the second loss of the season to NC native ace Koo Chang-mo by scoring the final hit with a home run over the left middle fence in the top of the 5th inning with a 1-1 match, the momentum attached to the bat did not diminish at all even though the game was suspended three times due to heavy rain in May.
On May 7, after taking a break for three days due to rain, Kwak Bin and Kim Myung-shin scored consecutive hits against Doosan in Jamsil, and in the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil after a day off on Monday, Kim Jae-woong scored a two-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning when they were trailing 2-4. In the 10th inning, Shin Min-jae ended the game with a walk-off hit.
From June 11 to 13 in the 2021 season, it was the second home run in three consecutive games in his personal career following a home run in three consecutive games against SSG.
Then, Park Dong-won’s home run, which had been quiet for the fourth game, exploded again on the 14th against Samsung in Daegu. In the beginning of the 4th inning, when they were trailing 1-5, they scored 2 points in pursuit of Samsung outsider ace David Buchanan, recording their 9th home run lead again, and the team eventually reversed.카지노사이트
5 home runs in 9 games in May. Interestingly, when Park Dong-won hit 4 home runs in April, LG only recorded 1 win and 3 losses, but won all 5 home runs in May.
The case of Noh Si-hwan is more dramatic. Roh Si-hwan, who hit just two home runs in 24 games in April, took second place alone in the Home Run Derby with 8, following Park Dong-won (9) with 6 home runs in 10 games in May.
On May 4, against Doosan in Jamsil, he hit multiple home runs from foreign pitchers Dylan Pyle and Yoo-seong Kim, who made their KBO League debut matches.
On the 11th, coach Carlos Subero’s farewell game in the KBO league, he hit a home run that gave a decisive blow to Albert Suarez in the Samsung game, and in the 9th inning in the Munhak SSG game on the 12th, when new coach Choi Won-ho took the lead for the first time, he hit a wedge home run, making his personal first 3. His consecutive home runs in the game played a part in Choi Won-ho’s debut win.
If this trend continues, Park Dong-won and Roh Si-hwan can easily exceed 30 homers this season. It is a number enough to become the home run king.