“This year’s key is Kim Jae-hwan, the fourth hitter.”

Head coach Lee Seung-yeop, who took over the leadership of the Doosan Bears ahead of this season, picked Kim Jae-hwan as the key player.

He expected that if he took the center as the number 4 hitter, there would be a synergistic effect across the batting line. 안전놀이터

Kim Jaehwan’s ‘power’ is unique. Kim Jae-hwan, who joined Doosan in the 2nd 1st round (4th overall) of the 2008 rookie draft, was recognized for his ‘de-KBO’ power from the time he was nominated. Kim Jae-hwan, who had not been able to reach his potential in the meantime, walked the path of a home run hitter in earnest, starting with 37 homers in 2016. He hit 44 home runs in 2018 and won the title of ‘Jamsil Home Run King’ 20 years after Tyrone Woods in 1998, and even won MVP that year.

Since then, he has consistently hit double-digit homers, but the name ‘Kim Jae-hwan’ has been somewhat disappointing. Last year, he hit 23 home runs, but his batting average was just 2.48.

Even on the day of his inauguration, director Lee worked hard on the revival, such as meeting Kim Jae-hwan. During the spring camp, coach Lee said, “If Kim Jae-hwan goes out as the fourth hitter and survives, he will be able to have tremendous explosive power.” Emphasized.

Kim Jae-hwan also said, “I will prepare more so as not to lose the 4th batter’s seat like the coach’s heart.” I made up my mind.

From coach Lee’s first game, the image of Kim Jae-hwan that Lee wanted came out.

Kim Jae-hwan, who showed a pioneering plan by picking out walks in the first two at-bats, struck out in the third at-bat.

At the most important moment, Kim Jae-hwan’s one shot came out. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the score was 3-8. Leading batter Yang Seok-hwan reached base with a hit ball, and Kim In-tae hit 1.3 bases. Doosan added one point with Lee Yoo-chan’s sacrifice fly, and closed the gap to 5-8 with consecutive hits from Sue-bin Su and Rojas.

Lotte put in Pil Seung-jo and Koo Seung-min. Kim Jae-hwan took the bat, and in 1B1S, he picked up the splitter that had landed on the lower side of the strike zone and passed it over the right wall. Distance 115m.

The atmosphere of Doosan came alive. Doosan, who added a run in the bottom of the 8th inning, allowed the score to be tied in the 9th inning and extended the game, but Jose Rojas’ three-run home run won the game with a 9-10 loss at the end of the 11th inning.

Manager Lee smiled at the batting line that survived. Coach Lee said, “There were home runs in No. 3 (Lohas) and No. 4 (Jae-hwan Kim), and Eui-ji Yang did not have a home run in No. 5, but he recorded a multi-hit. In Nos. 3 to 5, he hit very well,” he said. All players played great, including the hit and run and Su-bin Su’s 3 hits.”

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