LG Twins outfielder Moon Sung-joo (26) went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the team’s 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Samsung Lions at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, on April 6.
Moon Sung-joo hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to seal the win. She took a 148-kilometer fastball from Kim Tae-hoon and smashed it 110 meters for a two-run home run. It was Moon’s second home run of the season. It was his first in 105 days since April 23 against the Hanwha Eagles.
Moon came out of nowhere last season and quickly established himself as LG’s starting outfielder, batting .303 with 99 hits, six home runs, 41 RBIs and 55 runs scored in 106 games.
This season, he continues to be a mainstay in the LG lineup, batting .307 with 97 hits, two home runs, 34 RBIs and 57 runs scored in 89 games. He ranks fourth in runs scored, sixth in slugging percentage, tied for ninth in hits, and tied for 10th in RBIs. He is three away from his first 100-hit season.
After the game, Moon said, “I didn’t feel good at the plate, but I’m glad I got a hit and a home run,” he said.
As for the missed opportunities, she said, “I think I made contact thinking that if I hit it somehow, I would get a run. I just wanted to keep the ball inside, and it didn’t work out.”
In addition to his home run, he also made a flying catch of Kim Sung-yoon’s grounder in the first inning to lighten the load on starter Im Chan-kyu’s shoulders.메이저사이트
“I was already expecting the ball to fall that way, so I was able to get a quick start,” he said. Looking back, I think I was lucky.”
In conclusion, he said, “I would like to thank the fans for traveling to Daegu, and I will do my best to continue to show my good form. I hope you will support us a lot.”