The cheering when entering the plate is different from before. Now, the most anticipated Lotte Giants hitter in the chance is definitely Jung Bo-geun (24).

Jung Bo-geun started as the 7th batter catcher in the home game against SSG Landers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium on the 15th, and led the team to a 10-6 victory with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 RBIs and 2 runs in 3 at-bats. . Hits and RBIs are tied for the most in an individual game, and the most with 5 runs. His season batting average rose from 0.373 to 0.407.

Thanks to Jung Bo-geun’s performance, Lotte, who won two consecutive victories, further fueled the pursuit of 5th place with 48 wins and 51 losses. The gap with the 5th place Doosan Bears, who lost 0-1 to KT Wiz that day, is now two games.

Lotte coach Larry Sutton raised Jung Bo-geun’s batting order that day. It is still in the bottom batting order, but since joining in 2018, it is the highest batting order in the game Jeong Bo-geun has started.

The reason was clear. His recent batting sense has been very good. Prior to the game on this day, Jung Bo-geun had a batting average of 0.458 in August. Coach Sutton praised him, saying, “It’s a look that has grown from batting,” and that “while producing a lot of strong batting balls, he has unprecedented confidence.” “It doesn’t just end with a hit, but even an RBI in scoring position. Here, he is also showing good concentration after two deaths,” he added.

Hits and RBIs, as well as concentration after two shots, were all the same. Jeong Bo-geun actually played the role of the center hitter after proving the sense of hitting with a double hit from the first at-bat after two outs at the end of the second inning. He hit a timely hit with one out and second base at the end of the 4th inning when he was trailing 1-2, and hit a timely hit with 2 out and 1st and 2nd base running away with 1 RBI at the end of the 5th inning when he was leading 3-2.꽁머니사이트

Thanks to Jeong Bo-geun’s performance, even the gap of the main catcher is not felt greatly. On the 30th of last month, after Yoo Kang-nam left due to a side injury, Lotte is giving opportunities to backup catchers Jung Bo-geun and Son Seong-bin. Both of them are catchers whose expectations are relatively low on offense compared to defense. However, Jung Bo-geun is completely changing this image with his recent hit.

Jeong Bo-geun was also faithful to his role as a catcher. On this day, he stood out with starting pitcher Park Se-woong. Park Se-woong won 5 wins (7 losses) of the season with 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. The clever combination of balls, including the main weapon fastball, forkball, curveball, slider and cutter, led to the end of a 5-game losing streak that started last month.

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