‘Next generation big gun’ Roh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) challenges to become the home run king for the first time in his life.안전놀이터
Noh Si-hwan started as a third baseman in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League KT Wiz match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 9th and drew an arch three times.
He exploded hotly from the first at-bat.
Noh Si-hwan hit KT starter Eom Sang-baek’s 4th change-up in a situation where there were no runners in the first inning and fired a solo shot in the middle of the left.
Noh Si-hwan, who started a home run four in two games after the KIA Tigers match on the 6th, boasted extraordinary power in the second at-bat in the third inning. Noh Si-hwan, who appeared on 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, attacked Eom Sang-baek’s fastball this time and once again scored 3 runs over the left-middle fence.
Roh Si-hwan, who hit the 24th and 25th guns in a row in the season, sent another ball out of the fence against KT Kim Young-hyun in the 8th inning. He hit 3 homers in his debut game with No. 26.
Noh Si-hwan, who was called by Hanwha as the 3rd pick in the 2nd round of the 2019 KBO Rookie Draft, is exploding his potential this year, his 5th year in the team. He is writing his personal best, far exceeding his previous record of 18 home runs (2021) in a single season.
Noh Si-hwan, who also hit 6 home runs in July, even won the KBO Monthly Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time in his life.
Not satisfied with this, we also look forward to becoming the home run king of the KBO League.
If Roh Si-hwan finishes the season with a home run first place, he will be engraved as the third Hanwha home run king after Jang Jong-hoon (1990-1992) and Kim Tae-gyun (2008).
Jang Jong-hoon and Kim Tae-gyun are both legends who have permanently retired from Hanwha. For Roh Si-hwan, who broke the egg of a promising star, becoming the home run king could have more meaning than that.
Noh Si-hwan’s home run king challenge variable is the Hangzhou Asian Games. Noh Si-hwan wears the Taegeuk mark and participates in the Asian Games.
Even during the Asian Games, the KBO League regular season continues without interruption. While Roh Si-hwan is away, depending on the performance of his competitors, there can be a big change in the home run king game.
Noh Si-hwan’s biggest competitor is SSG Landers Choi Jeong.
Choi Jung-eun sent 21 batted balls off the fence this year and is running second in home runs. It is 5 cars with Noh Si-hwan.
Consistency is Choi Jeong’s greatest strength.
He has hit double-digit home runs for 18 consecutive seasons since 2007 and 20 home runs for 8 consecutive seasons since 2016. In the NC Dinos game on the 9th, he wrote the 21st gun of the season and at the same time reported his 450th home run, ranking second in history in this category.
If Choi Jeong, who has been the home run king three times in his personal career (2016, 2017, 2021), builds up home runs one after another, he may threaten Roh Si-hwan.
Park Dong-won of the LG Twins, Yang Seok-hwan of the Doosan Bears, and Choi Joo-hwan of the SSG fired 16 cannons side by side and tied for third place in home runs.
Park Dong-won led the home run race by trying his hand 13 times until May, but it slowed down after the middle of the season. Since June, he has only fired one home run every month.
Yang Seok-hwan is looking to achieve 20 homers for the third consecutive season, and Choi Ju-hwan for the second time in his personal career.