Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 27th. Nick Williams (30, Hanwha Eagles), a new foreign hitter, took the bat. Williams’ second at-bat, after striking out in his first at-bat. Applause poured out even at the batted ball.온라인바카라
Brian O’Gredi, who was recruited for a total of 900,000 dollars (1.178 billion won), packed his bags after posting the worst performance with a batting average of 0.125 without a home run in 22 games for two months. The eye level of Hanwha fans who were watching foreign batters who could not even hit the batted ball properly was already very low. And I found hope in it.
Williams made his KBO league debut against KT on the 27th. His performance was no hit in 3 at-bats, but after the game, he received an unusually favorable response from the command tower. This is because he played hobi once and recorded his first RBI in the KBOP league with a ball that hit his body in offense.
Coach Won-ho Choi, whom we met before the game on the 28th, said, “Korean batters have been dealing with Ko Young-pyo’s changeup for several years, but there are not many hitters who hit well.” I thought I was better than others,” he said.
It’s not that I’m excited, but since I was so disappointed in O’Grady, it was Hanwha’s reality that it found hope even in small things. It is not an unfounded hope. Director Choi said, “It is impossible to ignore the experience of pitchers with more than 900 at-bats in the major leagues and 1000 or more at-bats in Triple A.”
Williams was moved by the crowd cheering him on. “First of all, I was very excited and happy,” he said. “The cheers of the fans and the atmosphere in the stadium were really unbelievable.”
On this day, Williams, who started as the left fielder as the fourth hitter, produced results immediately. He proved that Director Choi’s expectations were not for nothing. In his first at-bat at the bottom of the second inning, he technically pushed and hit Wes Benjamin’s 146 km/h fastball to the body, creating a double on the left fielder. His first hit in the KBO League was a long hit.
Base base play also shined. The ball, which quickly reached third base, hit Hwang Jae-kyun’s glove, slowed down, and took advantage of the gap to dig into second base without delay. He even succeeded in scoring when Kim Tae-yeon’s heavy hit.
Williams, who had stepped away with a grounder from second baseman in the 4th inning, hit a double in the right field at the end of the 5th inning when Chae Eun-seong’s two-run home run tied the score at 4-4. This time, it was even more meaningful in that he attacked and beat the 137km slider. He was a batting ball that could also confirm his definite long hitting ability.
After the opening, Hanhwa, which did not receive any help from foreign batters, added a new weapon.