‘Baby Beast’ Choi Ji-hoon announced a splendid resurrection.
SSG Landers won 3-0 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game against Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 9th, winning 4 consecutive wins and a sweep series.
The first contributor to victory was Choi Ji-hoon. He had another multi-hit game following the previous day with 2 hits and 2 runs in 4 at-bats.
The face of Choi Ji-hoon I met before the game did not look very good. He said, “I vomited after eating dinner last night. He doesn’t seem to be feeling well,” he said.
Was the poor performance at the beginning of the season the stress? In fact, Choi Ji-hoon did not have a batting average of 0.091, 10% until he went on an expedition to Daejeon. He went silent for three games after his opening game hit against the KIA Tigers. Even in the first game against Hanwha, he went 0-for-5 and was silent, and his batting average dropped to 0.063.
Choi Ji-hoon’s strong point, defense, was also not as stable as before. He is a key player along with Choo Shin-soo to form a table-three team, but he obviously wasn’t very good until the trip to Daejeon.
However, it was Choi Ji-hoon who definitely rebounded by playing a 4 on-base game with 3 hits and 1 walk in 5 at-bats against Hanwha on the 8th. He was regretful, saying, “Even if you get a hit like that, it doesn’t count as 20%,” but his mood has definitely changed.
Choi Ji-hoon hit a double from his first at-bat that day. Afterwards, he reported a goal by coming home to Guillermo Heredia’s timely hit. 먹튀검증
In his second at-bat, he withdrew with a fly ball, but in his third at-bat, he also hit a double, putting him in scoring position. Afterwards, he scored the second run on Felix Pena’s wild throw, third base, and the most timely hit.
In the 7th inning, which was the last at-bat, it was Choi Ji-hoon who finished with a floating ball.
Thanks to Choi Ji-hoon’s performance, SSG was able to return to Incheon with a clean finish from the Daejeon expedition. Preoccupied with the fifth victory of the season and secured first place in the league.