‘60% hitter’ Hong Chang-ki, 1 forward placement… “The best player has to go to number 1”

“In the first and second batting order, the player with the best (feeling of hitting) should go out.”

The LG Twins announced the starting lineup prior to the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 5th.

Hong Chang-gi (left fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) –토토사이트 Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) – Austin Dean (1st baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Seo Geon-chang (2nd baseman) – Park Hae-min (center fielder) participate in this selection. The starting pitcher is Lee Min-ho.

Hong Chang-ki’s forward placement in the first batting order stands out. He has played in 3 games this season and is recording a batting average of 0.600, 6 hits, 1 point and 3 RBIs. He has a slugging percentage of 0.800 and an on-base percentage of 0.714.

Hong Chang-ki has been placed in the bottom batting line in the batting order of 9-8-8. However, his hitting feeling was very good, and LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop had no choice but to place him in the top lineup.

Coach Yeom said, “The best players should go out in the first and second batting order.” If an opportunity is created here, the top lineup can naturally solve it. He also said, “It is a choice to diversify the scoring route.”

Meanwhile, LG has been showing off strong firepower in the early stages of this season. He scored a whopping 23 points in 3 games. The team’s batting average is 0.322, making it the only team with a 30% batting average along with KT Wiz. He didn’t even hit a single home run, but he won by constantly attacking as if destroying the enemy with a machine gun.

Manager Yeom smiled broadly, saying, “I won’t hit a home run!” He said, “Hitters are hitting aggressively from the first pitch. Still, the on-base rate is high. It’s a really good result,” he said. “It’s not about increasing the on-base rate while waiting for the ball. First of all, hitting the first pitch and increasing the on-base rate means that the team is very aggressive. That kind of atmosphere and culture is well established.”

On the 4th, Kiwoom’s foreign starting pitcher Ariel Hurado also said, “I said to focus on the fastball and first ball, but I only looked at it until the third inning. So I had a meeting with coach Lee Ho-jun again after the 3rd inning. He emphasized that you can hit the slider only when you aim for the fastball. Fortunately, the meeting led to good results.”

In addition, “After the 4th inning, as the runner left, the number of misspellings increased. As a result of the analysis, there were a lot of misspellings when there was a runner, but our hitters did not miss that moment. A good attack led to the effect of suppressing the initiative,” he added.

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