hoi Jung hit a home run for the second straight game

SSG Landers’ Choi Jung (37) hit a home run for the second straight game to move closer to Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop’s all-time home run record.

Choi went 1-for-5 with one double, one home run, three RBIs and one run scored while starting at third base against the Lotte Giants in the 2024 Shinhan Bank SOL Bank KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Thursday.

After hitting a 6-4-3 double with one out in the first inning, Choi was stranded in the fourth inning on a wild pitch. With the bases loaded in the fifth, he grounded out to third base to end the threat.

But Choi was Choi. With SSG up 2-0 and runners on first and second in the seventh inning, Choi stepped to the plate for his fourth at-bat of the game and took a 144-kilometer-per-hour fastball from Lotte reliever Koo Seung-min for a three-run home run over the left-field wall. 카지노사이트 It was a 125-meter home run. It was his second consecutive game with a home run, following his opening day homer on Sept. 23.

With SSG leading 6-0 in the top of the eighth inning,

Choi came up to bat for the final time, but struck out swinging on a knuckle curveball from rookie pitcher Jeon Mir. SSG scored six runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 6-6, but Guillermo Heredia’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth gave SSG a 7-6 victory. It was the second straight win to open the season.

Choi homered for the second straight game, reaching the 460-homer plateau for his career. Choi, who is now batting .918 with 460 home runs, 1460 RBIs, 1,370 runs scored, 173 doubles and an OPS of .918 in 2166 career KBO games (7433 hits, 2136 at-bats), is just seven home runs shy of the KBO’s all-time record for most home runs (467) held by Doosan manager Lee Seung-yup. If he hits eight home runs, he will surpass Lee as the KBO’s all-time leader in home runs.

“I try not to think about the home run record,” Choi said before the opening game on May 23, “I just want to hit 10 and be done with it. I always aim for 10 home runs, but this year I was worried that it would bother me because the record was on the line. Once I hit one today, I have nine left, so I think I can achieve the record if I keep doing it.”

Choi, 토토사이트 추천 who was just 10 home runs away from breaking Lee Seung-yeop’s record before the season began, is on pace to break the record in the opening 10 games.

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