“If you overcome, little Lee Dae-ho”… The worries and beliefs of 5 billion shortstops, ‘Lotte Future’ will survive￼
“A player who can play the role”
Han Dong-hee played in 16 games as of the end of the NC Dinos match on the 22nd, recording 9 hits, 2 homers, 8 RBIs, a batting average of 0.161, and an OPS of 0.548. His batting average ranks 63rd out of 64 players who have filled the regulation at bat. Based on last year’s peak batting sense, he won the first ‘Monthly MVP’ in his life, in April 24 games, 38 hits, 22 RBIs, 16 runs batted in, and a batting average of 0.427.
He hasn’t been sluggish all year. In 11 exhibition games, Han Dong-hee had 10 hits, 2 home runs, 8 RBIs, 5 runs, a batting average of 0.370, and an OPS of 1.136, and the feeling of hitting was very hot. However, since he appeared as the fourth hitter in the regular season opener against the Doosan Bears and was silent with no hits in 7 at-bats, he has not been able to get out of the slump.
Noh Jin-hyeok, who signed a 4-year, 5 billion won contract with Lotte through an FA (free player contract) last year, recorded a ‘one-man show’ with 3 hits (1 home run), 5 RBIs and 3 points in 4 at-bats, including the first arch of the transfer, against the KIA Tigers on the 18th. ’ After his performance, he said, “I think I should ask (Han) Dong-hee to sprinkle some makgeolli” at the reporter’s comment, “The feeling of hitting came alive after sprinkling makgeolli.”
Unlike Han Dong-hee, Noh Jin-hyeok performed sluggishly throughout the demonstration game, and even after the opening of the regular season, he could not find a sense of humor. After the opening fourth game ended, his batting average was only 0.071. However, after Noh Jin-hyeok’s parents toured the Sajik Stadium and sprinkled makgeolli, his sense of hitting revived little by little, and he succeeded in raising his batting average to the mid-20th.
Noh Jin-hyeok said, “I think if only Dong-hee gets hit, we’ll be a little better, but personally, I was under a lot of stress. I’m trying to take care of Dong-hee because Lotte can survive even more if Dong-hee survives.” Although it wasn’t long before he wore the same uniform as Han Dong-hee, he was concerned about the juniors who were supposed to lead Lotte’s main lineup in the future, suffering from poor batting.메이저놀이터
Noh Jin-hyeok laughed, “Dong-hee’s locker is next to me, and she always makes a lot of weak noises. I want to make it stronger from that point on. Usually, she says, ‘Calm down'” and smiled, “But Dong-hee is also a player who has been playing for several years. “I hope he doesn’t feel impatient even if he does. He’s a player who can fulfill his role anyway. I hope he believes in it more confidently.”
Continuing, Noh Jin-hyuk said, “Maybe (Lee) Dae-ho retired and when he was called ‘Little Lee Dae-ho’, he seemed to be stressed because he was performing poorly. I’m going to do batting training and try to find something. In this part, I’m a junior with something to learn.”
At the beginning of the season, since the regular season started less than a month ago, ‘5 Billion Shortstop’ promised to help Han Dong-hee, confident that he would survive. He added, “I think that if I overcome difficulties, I will become a real little Lee Dae-ho.”
There is still a long way to go. However, Han Dong-hee hit his second home run of the season against KIA on the 20th and added one hit each on the 21st and 22nd, and his sense of hitting is gradually recovering. Even if you get 5 hits, you can struggle with no hits the next day. That you may feel better all of a sudden.