Professional baseball Hanwha slugger Noh Si-hwan (22) hit 30 home runs for the first time in his career, leading the team to escape its 8th consecutive losing streak.
Noh Si-hwan started as the third hitter and third baseman in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ away game against LG held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd, and recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run. He showed off his slugging power with two hits, a home run and a double.
With this day’s home run, Noh Si-hwan achieved his first 30 home runs since his debut in 2019. Noh Si-hwan, who hit 12 home runs in 2020 and 18 home runs in 2021, faltered with 6 home runs in 115 games last year, but achieved 30 home runs in 110 games this year.
Noh Si-hwan, who is the sole leader in home runs this year, widened the gap with Choi Jeong (SSG), who ranked second, to six. In addition, Noh Si-hwan, who ranks first in RBI (88) and slugging percentage (.564), is aiming for multiple crowns. If Noh Si-hwan becomes the home run king, he will be the first Hanwha player to do so in 15 years since Kim Tae-gyun (retired) in 2008.
Hanwha escaped its eight-game losing streak thanks to Noh Si-hwan’s long hit. On this day, starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez pitched 6 innings with 6 strikeouts, 3 hits, and no runs. Although Sanchez was unable to get his 7th win (5 losses) of the season due to bullpen arson, he laid the foundation for the team to escape their losing streak.메이저놀이터
Hanwha took the lead with Jang Jin-hyuk’s timely hit in the second inning with one out and two on second base. In the 6th inning, Noh Si-hwan hit LG bullpen Yoo Young-chan with a 2-run home run over the left-center wall, widening the lead to 3 points.
The power of LG, ranked first, was also formidable. In the bottom of the 8th inning, with no outs on 1st and 3rd base, Park Hae-min hit a 3-run home run to Hanwha’s Pil Seung-jo’s Jang Si-hwan to tie the game.
However, Hanwha’s will to escape the losing streak was stronger. With the bases loaded and two outs against LG’s closer Ko Woo-seok, Lee Jin-young roared with a timely hit to left for the 2-run final.