There is a strong batting line behind the LG Twins’ ability to run in first place while maintaining an odds rate of 60%. The batting average of 0.287 and the OPS of 0.772 are both first in the league, and the difference between the second and second is large. The difference between LG and 2nd place (NC) in batting average is 0.023, and the difference between 2nd place and 10th place (Hanwha) is 0.024.
Although there were variations from period to period, the rankings were always at the top. However, this record was not made by the power of a few specific players. The main character leading the LG lineup was different every month. This was the reason that even if someone fell into a slump, they did not feel the vacancy.스포츠토토
In the match against Sajik Lotte on the 8th, LG scored 16 hits and won 12-3. All hits in the 7th inning were completed. Fourth hitter Austin Dean stood out the most with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 1 walk in 4 at-bats, including a 2-run homer in the 1st inning and a timely hit to regain the lead in the 3rd. Moon Sung-joo, Park Dong-won, and Park Hae-min also recorded multi-hits with two hits each.
Austin seems to be out of the slump at the end of June. He injured his finger while attempting to steal second base on the 20th against NC. After a two-day absence, he returned to the lineup as a designated hitter, but was silent with no hits in 13 at-bats in three consecutive matches with Lotte. He didn’t even get 4 walks on base. However, in the last 4 games, he is coming back with 7 hits in 18 at-bats.
In an interview after the game, Austin said, “It is true that the finger injury was bothering me. I thought that my finger should not get worse, so I was psychologically affected.” Kim Hyun-soo said the same.” He also said, “If one is not in good shape, the other eight can take his place.”
This is the driving force behind LG’s strong offensive power throughout the first half. The main character is not decided. As Austin said, when someone falls into a slump, another player comes out.
Until April, Kim Hyun-soo (batting average 0.400, OPS 1.023) led the batting line, followed by Austin (0.351, 0.878), Moon Seong-ju (0.349, 0.833), and Park Hae-min (0.322, 0.830).
In May, even though Kim Hyun-soo (0.148, 0.380) suddenly fell into a long slump, he did not lose focus. This time, Hong Chang-ki (0.384, 0.947) on base and Park Dong-won (0.333, 1.185) home run maintained the offensive power. Park Dong-won won the monthly MVP house fight with Lim Chan-gyu with 9 home runs.
In June, Kim Hyeon-soo (0.345, 0.872) revived while Chang-ki Hong (0.318, 0.856) continued to feel hit. Oh Ji-hwan (0.306, 0.827) and Moon Bo-gyeong (0.297, 0.794) also ranked high in batting average within the team. In the fifth game in July, Shin Min-jae recorded a batting average of 0.429 and became the terrifying number 9 hitter.
On the other hand, LG is looking at the first 50 wins against Lotte on the 9th with the league’s best batting line.