NC shortstop Kim Joo-won (21)’s home run was watched with admiration by manager Kang In-kwon (51).
On the 28th, Kim Joo-won led NC to a 6-4 victory with a home run against Hanwha in Daejeon in the 4th inning. In the 4th inning, behind 0-2, with 2 outs and bases loaded, Pena’s 137km changeup, which came low on the 4th ball, was hit with perfect timing and passed over the right wall. Distance 115m, season 3 home run.
From a strong and fast hip turn in place to a flowing swing at the exact timing. It was technically a near-perfect blow. The home run situation was also important, but this technical perfection made people exclaim.
NC coach Kang In-kwon, who we met ahead of the Hanwha match on the 29th, also commented on Kim Joo-won’s home run, “I saw it really beautifully. I just made a swing and the batted ball went far, and there was an exclamation of ‘yeah’. It was a great swing,” he praised.
NC broke the scoreless silence of 23 consecutive innings with Kim Joo-won’s home run, and Oh Young-soo’s two-run home run in the 8th inning broke the line. Driven by momentum, we aim for a streak against Hanwha on this day. 안전놀이터
Son A-seop (designated hitter) Seo Ho-cheol (2nd baseman) Park Kun-woo (right fielder) Oh Young-soo (1st baseman) Kim Seong-wook (left fielder) Park Se-hyeok (catcher) Cheon Jae-hwan (center fielder) Kim Joo-won (shortstop) Do Tae-hoon (3rd baseman). Starting pitcher Lee Yong-jun.
Park Min-woo, who was replaced after showing symptoms of choking during the 7th inning attempt in the game the previous day (28th), fell out of the lineup. Director Kang said, “I have a bad neck, so I’m trying to give him a break as much as possible today.”