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Chae Eun-sung 33, the center hitter of the Hanwha Eagles, hit a home run in two consecutive games, leaving one at the 20th home run mark.
Chae Eun-sung contributed to his team's 14-8 victory by scoring one hit in three at-bats one homer and two RBIs and two runs in a home game against the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 21st.
In the bottom of the second inning, when the team was being dragged 0-3, Chae Eun-sung created the starting point of the big inning in his first at-bat with no outs and first base.
KIA starter Lee Eui-ri walked to first base with a pitch hit by the fourth ball. He became first and second base with no outs, and later scored as many as five points by combining Jung Eun-won's two-run timely hit, Lee Do-yoon's one-run infield grounder, and the opponent's error.
And in the second at-bat, he hit a single. The home run situation came in the third inning when he was trailing 5-4. Leadoff hitter Nick Williams got on base with a left-handed hit. And Chae Eun-sung, who entered the batter's box, hit Mario Sanchez's sixth pitch, a 147km high fastball, over the left-center fence.
It is a home run in two consecutive games following the SSG Landers match on the 19th. This home run shook off Kia's pursuit.
Now, if you hit one more, it's 20 home runs. Chae Eun-sung hit 25 home runs in 2018 when he was a member of the LG Twins. Twenty home runs in five years are just around the corner after wearing Hanwha's uniform.
Chae Eun-sung's hamstring and wrist continue to be bad. After spending the midsummer, I even lost my stamina. Naturally, the batting sense was also forced to cool down. Therefore, Chae Eun-sung took a day off in the match against KT in Daejeon on the 18th, and played as the designated hitter in the match against SSG Landers on the 19th, not as the fourth. And it was Chae Eun-sung. He hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to announce the presence of the center hitter.
Still, he hit home runs in two consecutive games even though his batting continued to be bad.
Chae Eun-sung, who I met after the game, said, "I hope the sense of hitting is revived. The batting is not good yet. I was lucky to get a home run," he said.
It did not give meaning to one left on 20 home runs. He put his team's victory ahead of his 20 home runs. "It's meaningless if you hit 20 and lose. "It's better for the team to win than that," he said. "I didn't aim for 20 home runs, but it came out more than I thought. "I think it will be more important to try to win even one more game than the number," he said.
Even though he is not in perfect condition, he cannot miss the game. This is because Chae Eun-sung's role in the batting line is large. Chae Eun-sung said, "The hamstring continues to be in a bad condition. It's been going on for quite a while. But it is not a situation that can be left out. It doesn't hurt and seems hard to play baseball laughs. There was a situation where I could rest in LG, but I have to leave here. You have to get through it. We have to overcome it because we have been treated."
Wouldn't resting also help you recover your stamina and sense of hitting. Chae Eun-sung shook his head. "If you rest when you're not doing well, it's only an excuse," he said. That's why I want to play in all the games. However, in the recent game, the coach and everyone saw that the movement was bad. So the director told me to take a day off first. I think that helped," he said, thanking Choi Won-ho for arranging his physical strength.
Now there are only three home games left. Chae Eun-sung's first words, "It's a shame," who signed an FA contract and spent a year coming to Hanwha. "The team's performance and the individual's performance are disappointing," he said. Looking back, there were many games that were disappointing. There are quite a few games that have been given up really badly, he said. "If we caught those games, the atmosphere would have been better, and young players can also grow to the next level. I still think it's much better now. Still, it's a shame. I have to prepare for next year based on that. I shouldn't make the same mistake," he said emphatically.
Thursday, December 7, 2023