Hanwha Eagles Chae Eun-seong (33) hit 20 home runs in the season against his home team.
Chae Eun-seong started as the third hitter and first baseman in the away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 23rd.
In the top of the first inning, Hanwha’s leadoff hitter Lee Jin-young got on base with a hit on the first pitch, but the next batter, Choi In-ho, retired with a double play on the first pitch, and the atmosphere calmed down. Chae Eun-seong, who appeared in a situation where there were no runners on second base, hit two fouls against LG starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu and was forced into an unfavorable ball count of 0-2.스포츠토토
Chae Eun-seong turned the bat without hesitation when Lim Chan-gyu’s third pitch, a 144 km/h fastball, flew toward the high course near him. The powerful hit led to a preemptive solo shot with a distance of 115 meters that went over the left wall.
Following the match against SSG Landers (No. 18) on the 19th and the KIA Tigers (No. 19) on the 21st, Chae Eun-seong hit 3 home runs in the last 4 games, conquering the 20 home run mark for the season. This is his second career 20 home run in 5 years after hitting 25 home runs during his time at LG in 2018. With this home run, Chae Eun-seong tied for third place in the league home run category along with Park Dong-won and Austin (LG).
Meanwhile, Hanwha allowed starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez to give up two runs in the bottom of the first inning after Chae Eun-seong’s go-ahead solo shot, allowing the team to immediately turn things around, and is currently trailing LG with a score of 1-2 in the third inning.