Joo-Hwan Choi (SSG Landers) hit a series of two-runners and final blows against his former team, Doosan Bears, announcing the pursuit.
SSG won a come-from-behind victory over Doosan 14-3 thanks to Choi Joo-hwan’s performance, who scored 4 RBIs in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visiting game held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 26th.스포츠토토
Choi Joo-hwan hit a two-run home run in the top of the 5th inning when the score was 0-3, and then hit the winning run in the 5th inning when the score was 3-3.
Choi Joo-hwan, who played for Doosan from 2006 to 2020, transferred to SSG after obtaining his first individual free agent (FA) qualification in 2021.
Choi Joo-hwan, who had 24 hits in 76 at-bats (batting average of 0.316), 3 homers and 10 RBIs against Doosan before the game, played an active role with 2 hits and 4 RBIs on 4 at-bats on the day when Doosan put up ace Raul Alcantara.
The team that took the initiative in the beginning of the game was Doosan.
After one out in the bottom of the first inning, Doosan seized the opportunity with Lee Yu-chan’s triple that landed on the right field line, and Kim Jae-hwan’s left-middle double from second out and third base took the lead.
In the 4th inning, 1 out with 3 bases loaded with 3 walks, Jung Soo-bin’s right field sacrifice fly made an extra run, and in the following 2 outs 1st and 3rd base, he dug into the weakness of SSG submarine starter Park Jong-hoon, who had a lot of pitching motion, and succeeded in stealing a base twice. Fleeed to 0.
The SSG lineup hit Alcantara’s pitch until the 4th inning and hit only one hit.
However, the atmosphere changed from the 5th episode.
In the 5th inning, when leading hitter Guillermo Heredia reached base with a left-handed hit, Joo-hwan Choi responded with a two-run arch that went over the right wall after hitting Alcantara’s 151 km/h fastball.
It has been 966 days since Choi Joo-hwan hit a home run at Jamsil Stadium on October 2, 2020, when he was playing for Doosan.
In the 2nd second base made by Ha Jae-hoon’s double flying in front of the right wall, Kim Min-sik hit the infield next to the second baseman. Ha Jae-hoon boldly ran home, and SSG tied the score 3-3.
In the 6th inning, the weight of the match went completely SSG.
After one out, Park Seong-han hit the first baseman’s infield hit, followed by Choi Jeong’s left-handed hit and Heredia’s infield hit next to the second baseman.
Choi Joo-hwan, who was at bat with the first out and bases loaded, pushed Alcantara’s changeup and hit a timely 2 RBI hit that landed in front of the left fielder.
SSG ran away 7-3 as Hanyu Island hit a 2-RBI double flying to the middle left in the 1st 1st and 2nd bases that followed.
Kang Jin-seong, who was traded from Doosan to SSG the day before on the 25th, hit a right-handed hit with 2 RBIs in the 8th inning with 2 outs and bases loaded, putting a wedge in the game.
Ha Jae-hoon went 4 at-bats, 3 hits and 3 RBIs, including a home run, in his first start this season.
Doosan starter Alcantara gave up 10 hits (previous 7), the most this season, and allowed 7 runs in 5⅓ innings, resulting in his 3rd loss (5 wins) of the season.
Alcantara’s average ERA, which was 1.29 before the game, soared to 2.20, and also resigned from the top spot in this category.