LG Twins outfielder Park Hae-min is the scariest ninth hitter this year.
On the 28th, against Jamsil KIA, Park Hae-min hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs to the right in the second inning with 2 outs and bases loaded with 0-2. Although the team lost 3-4 after a close match in the 11th inning, it was Park Hae-min who scored 2 RBIs in a crisis where the bases were almost destroyed in the second inning.
On the 27th, he played a perfect performance with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a come-from-behind two-run four in the 4th inning behind 1-2. His performance this season was 25 hits in 79 at-bats (3 home runs) in 24 games, 14 RBIs, 11 runs, and a batting average of 0.316.
He has the highest batting average among the No. 9 hitters with more than 30 at-bats in the league. The RBI is also the overwhelming first among the 9 batters. In the last 5 games, the batting average has risen to 0.421 and the scoring range has risen to 0.400. In terms of performance alone, it is not strange to be in the center of the batting line. Park Hae-min, who hit 3 home runs in 144 games last year and is already recording 3 home runs this year, has a slugging percentage of 0.481, a career high pace.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who had been thinking about changing the batting order due to Park Hae-min’s high sense of hitting, chose the natural course. Coach Yeom said before the game on the 28th, “I thought about changing (Park Hae-min’s) batting order, but there is no need to change the batting line where the scoring link is being made in the 9th. The current flow is not bad,” he said, adding that he would continue the current atmosphere. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Still, if Park Hae-min continues to show his ability to solve problems in chances as he is now, coach Yeom’s happy worries may continue. Director Yeom also put a prerequisite, “No. 8.9 can always be changed.” Expectations are high that Park Hae-min will be able to continue his performance and serve as a link for LG’s batting order.