The first home run + the final hit by a foreign hitter who was evaluated as “smart” by the command tower flew
Guillermo Heredia (SSG Landers) led the team to victory with the first home run.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League confrontation with the Hanwha Eagles held at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 7th, Heredia started as the 5th batter left fielder and made a big success with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 2 points.안전놀이터
On the 2nd, ahead of the Incheon KIA Tigers match, manager Kim Won-hyung said of Heredia, “He has a good head. He knows when to hit the ball and when to look at the ball. And he definitely swings on his own in advantageous ball counts.” I think he’s a player who knows how to swing.”
Next, coach Kim Won-hyung added, “If you are a foreign hitter, you expect long hits, but anyway, if Heredia continues to show this kind of performance, he will feel that he is a necessary player for the team even if he does not hit 20 or 30 homers.”
Heredia looked at the first pitch in the first at-bat against Hanwha and foul-cut the 2-ball fork and 3-ball slider. The 4th and 5th pitches fell out of the strike zone. Then, Jang Min-jae’s 6-prong fork was driven into the middle, and Heredia swung it over the fence on his left side. He recorded his first home run and his first RBI this season.
Heredia stepped back with a hit in the second and third at-bats, and succeeded in a sacrifice bunt in the fourth at-bat in the top of the ninth inning, paving the way for a tie.
Then, in the 10th inning of overtime, Heredia played the role of a solver. He pushed Han Seung-hyuk’s first pitch four-seam fastball and hit two RBIs at the right time. Then, with Kim Min-sik’s timely hit and Oh Tae-gon’s push walk, SSG won 7-4 against Hanwha.
Heredia is posting a batting average of 0.286 OPS of 0.912 this season with 4 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 5 runs scored and 1 stolen base. With his bright personality, he quickly adapted to the team atmosphere. What remains is grades. If you maintain the look you showed in the Hanwha match, you will be able to prove the evaluation that Juan Lagares, who was active last season, is an upgrade.
On the other hand, SSG will start with Kim Gwang-hyun against Hanwha on the 8th. Kim Gwang-hyun won his first win of the season in the opening game. He also recorded at least 150 career victories. The Hanwha selection is Kim Min-woo.