Until last year, Lotte Giants’ Jung Bo-geun had a career batting average of 17%. During the same period, only one teammate with a lower batting average was Na Kyun-an, who turned into a pitcher. After giving up his seat to his junior Son Sung-bin, who was discharged from Sangmu in June, he was extremely proud. Jung Bo-geun’s bat, who returned to the first division at the end of July, was hot. In August, he batted .439. (51 at-bats, 41 at-bats, 18 hits), one home run and nine RBIs. It is a brilliant performance no matter who takes it, but the surprise turned into a surprise because the main character is Jung Bo-geun. The OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) reached 1.179, recording a batting average of 40 percent to 50 percent (52 percent) to 60 percent (65 percent). Meaningful moments such as the first home run of the season (Tongsan No. 2) and the first triple in his debut poured out. 토토사이트
What’s unfortunate is that the return of the main catcher Yoo Kang-nam in mid-August and repeated cancellations of rain reduced the chances of playing, and accordingly, the sense of hitting subsided. Since Yoo Kang-nam’s return to the starting lineup (August 17), Jung Bo-geun’s performance has been only 3 hits in 15 at-bats. At least, he had only three hits against the Kiwoom Heroes on August 20, and only one hit (walk) in the remaining five games. He also had no hits in two at-bats against the Doosan Bears on the 4th. His batting average for the season has already fallen below 40 percent. Still, it was the No. 1 monthly OPS in August. Although there are few samples, it was a devastating month, surpassing Samsung’s Koo Ja-wook (94 at-bats, 1.139) and Doosan’s Kim Jae-ho (83 at-bats, 1.135) in August.
Son Sung-bin, who went down to the second division, was only able to return to the first division in September when the entry was expanded. Currently, as many as five catchers are registered in Lotte’s first division. However, Junghoon Lee has already turned to the outfield, and Seo Dong-wook is also receiving outfield training. The changed presence of the information root is revealed. It was August when one “crazy player” showed his influence on the team. Lotte, which is holding onto the hope of autumn baseball, desperately needs a new air brought by Jung Bo-geun. He is already a well-recognized source of information on defense, such as communication with pitchers and throwing second base. Lotte fans, wishing for the first fall baseball in six years, are eager for Jung Bo-geun’s blow to be an awakening, not a temporary boost.