Hanwha Eagles Geopo Noh Si-hwan (23) is cruising toward the first career home run king. The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held in September, is a variable, and the possibility can be increased only by widening the gap with competitors as much as possible before being selected for the national team. On the 15th, Noh Si-hwan hit the first solo shot in the first at-bat against Changwon NC Dinos. NC foreign pitcher Tanner Turley, who made his KBO league debut, received the second pitch and hit it over the left wall. This is the moment when Roh Si-hwan’s 28th home run of the season hit.
It’s a truly terrifying face. Roh Si-hwan, who hit a home run for the first time in two games since the match against Doosan Bears on the 12th, has hit seven homers in the last nine games. In the game against KT Wiz on the 9th, he hit 3 home runs in one game. Roh Si-hwan, who solidified his position as the sole home run leader with 28 homers, widened the gap with second place Choi Jeong (SSG Landers, 21) to 7. Consistency is Noh Si-hwan’s greatest strength. Roh Si-hwan, who only hit 2 home runs in April, rose with 7 home runs in May, then quickly set records with 6 home runs in June and 6 home runs in July. He was also named the Monthly Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time in his life in July.
Roh Si-hwan, who raised his pitch in August, hit 7 home runs in 12 games and is running toward the monthly MVP for two consecutive months and the first home run king of his career. If he maintains his current pace until the end of the season, he is expected to easily achieve the ‘batting average of 30%, 30 homers, and 100 RBI’, which are the symbols of great guns. As of the 16th, Noh Si-hwan has a batting average of 0.307 and 77 RBIs. Of course, Noh Si-hwan is ranked 0th as the current home run king. The water in the batting has risen and the situation has begun to run in August, so breaking 30 home runs within this month is considered a fait accompli.
The biggest variable for Noh Si-hwan to achieve his first home run title is the Asian Games. Noh Si-hwan was named to the final roster of the Asian Games baseball team led by manager Ryu Joong-il. He has to be away for more than two weeks. This year, professional baseball will continue its schedule without a break during the Asian Games. Roh Si-hwan, who wears the Taegeuk mark, has no way to stop the pursuit of competitors during this period. In particular, Choi Jeong-eun, who finished second in home runs, has a lot of experience as a home run king and is good at driving, so he can threaten Noh Si-hwan’s position at any time.
There is only one way for Roh Si-hwan to overcome the Asian Games variable. The goal is to score as many home runs as possible before being selected for the national team. 안전놀이터 The national team will be convened in Korea in September, conduct training, and then cross over to Hangzhou, the final battleground. Noh Si-hwan can digest the league schedule for about a month from now. During this period, he has to get out of the pursuit by widening the home run gap with his rivals.
If Noh Si-hwan, born in 2000, becomes the home run king this season, he will be the third youngest home run king in KBO League history, following Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop, who became the youngest home run king ever at the age of 21 (1997), and Jang Jong-hoon, the 22-year-old home run king in 1990, KBO talent donation member. becomes