When a chance comes, I never miss it. Looking at the fact that he got four pitches of self-confidence from second baseman without a hit, you can even feel the intimidation of Kim Tae-gyun in his heyday. This is the story of Chae Eun-seong (33), the new fourth hitter of Hanwha.
Chae Eun-seong started as a right fielder 4 times in the season’s first confrontation with KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 14th, and proved his ransom worth 9 billion won by wielding 3 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 walk in 5 at-bats. did.
He showed off his killer instinct from the first at-bat. In the first inning when it was 0-0, he appeared on a chance with 2 out and 3 base, and hit a timely hit with 1 RBI against KT ace Wes Benjamin. He hit the curve on the 3rd pitch from 1B-1S and broke the balance of 0. After leader Lee Won-seok’s double and Jeong Eun-won’s sacrifice bunt, Noh Si-hwan struck out, but thanks to solver Chae Eun-seong, he was able to get the first run in the second out.
In the 3rd inning with a 1-0 lead, 1 run and 2nd base, the right fielder only had a floating ball, but in the 5th inning, which was dragged 2-3, he hit a timely hit with 1 RBI, balancing the score at 3-3. In the midst of 2B-2S, he technically countered the changed pitcher Kim Young-hyun’s slider, leading to a left-handed hit.
Chae Eun-seong’s performance did not stop. It was a chance with 2 outs and bases loaded in the 6th inning, trailing 3-4. Hanwha’s new 4th hitter, who appeared at bat, attacked Min Kim’s 5th pitch slider from 2B-2S and hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs. It was the moment when he completed 4 RBIs in the 2nd season in 7 games after the Daegu Samsung match on the 6th with 3 hits in 2 consecutive games.
The highlight was the fifth at-bat. It was because he felt a sense of intimidation comparable to Kim Tae-gyun in his heyday in the 8th inning, when he was slightly ahead by 7-6. The leader Noh Si-hwan’s double made a safe appearance at second base, got the 4th ball of automatic high, and walked proudly to the first base. It was the moment when Chae Eun-sung’s changed status was proven. As a result, KT’s strategy succeeded. He finished the inning without conceding a run by striking out Oh Gredy and double-tapping Kim In-hwan.
Afterwards, Chae Eun-seong finished the at-bat by hitting a floating ball in left field from 1 company and 1 base in the 10th inning against 7-7. Although the team was 7-6 in the 9th inning with a painful tie-breaking solo homer from Park Byeong-ho, the team failed to decide the game, but Chae Eun-sung’s 4 RBIs did not lose its shine.
Chae Eun-seong signed a free agent contract with Hanwha after leaving LG for 6 years and up to 9 billion won in November last year.메이저사이트 Hanwha coach Carlos Subero, who we met prior to the game on the 14th, said to Chae Eun-seong, “He is a hitter with a professional spirit. He always stays calm even in tough and stressful situations. He doesn’t get nervous even when he’s rushed into 2 strikes. He continues to show off his blows and produce results. He was a very good player on the team,” he praised.
Chae Eun-seong has recently had 3 hits in 2 consecutive games, raising his batting average for the season from 3/6 6 to 3/9 1. As coach Subero said, a very good player has come to Hanwha.