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LG’s “RBI King” Hong Chang-ki hit the game-winning hit in the 10th inning of a 4-hour, 13-minute extra-inning game. As a top hitter, he not only does his job of getting on base, but also shows his ability to solve problems in the field.

On the 21st, he started in right field against NC at Changwon NC Park. She went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a hit by pitch, a run scored, and three RBIs. In addition to his multi-hit game, he also drew four walks and reached base on a long ball. She had the game-winning hit in the extra innings.

Hong Chang-ki led off the game with a single to right. One out later, Kim Hyun-soo singled to put runners on first and second. However, they were unable to come home as Park Dong-won struck out and Oh Ji-hwan flied out to left field.

In his second at-bat of the inning, he was retired on a grounder to the first baseman, and in the fourth inning, he reached base on a passed ball. Again, he was unable to capitalize on the play.

Trailing 1-3 in the sixth, Hong Chang-ki led off the inning with a sacrifice fly to center field. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Hong lived up to the bench’s expectations by playing quality baseball on a sacrifice bunt. With the score tied at 3-3 in the eighth, he drew a walk to load the bases.

LG had a chance in the 10th inning. Kim Min-sung’s single and Park Hae-min’s bunt single and Shin Min-jae’s sacrifice bunt put runners on first and second and third. Hong Chang-ki was at bat. The NC bench opted to go with Hong instead of a bunt. The infielders played forward defense.

Hong hit a line drive to center field that slipped by the shortstop, who was playing forward, bringing home both runners. It was a big hit that brought the game back to 5-3. With Hong off balance, LG retired the next three batters in order to extend their lead to 9-3.

“First of all, we were on a losing streak against NC, so it feels good to break the streak with a win today,” Hong said after the game. LG was swept in a three-game series against NC in early June, and also lost against NC in Changwon on the 20th. LG almost fell into a five-game losing streak against that particular team, but escaped with an upset victory.

Commenting on the game-winning hit, Hong Chang-ki said, “We’re trying our best to deliver results when the situation calls for it, and fortunately, we were able to do that today. We are still in a tight battle for first place at this point, but there are still a lot of games left, so we will do our best until the end and reward our fans with good results.”아톰카지노

Hong is the top hitter in the lineup, batting 3-for-1 and 10th in the batting order. He leads the league with a .437 on-base percentage. She leads the league in walks with 43 and balls in play with 13. He’s been hitting more balls in play this year. He has 24 RBIs as the leadoff hitter.


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