Choi Jung, who hit a home run against Jo Sang-woo, who returned, said, Fast ball, think positively

SSG’s Choi Jung (37) had a welcome taste for the first time in a while.

Choi Jung-eun started as the third baseman and hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning in an exhibition game against Kiwoom at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 15th.

The team was leading by one point, 7-6. SSG needed more points.

With two outs and a runner on first base, Choi took the batter’s box. The opposing pitcher is Cho Sang-woo. Choi swung Cho’s 146 km fastball to hit the left-center fence. It was a two-run homer with a 120-meter flying distance. Starting with this homer, SSG beat Kiwoom’s mound to win 11-6.

Cho Sang-woo was released from his duty as a social service worker at the end of December last year. Cho joined the spring camp list and is preparing for this season.

It was his second appearance in the exhibition game on the day. He pitched one inning, one walk, two strikeouts, and no run in the game against Doosan on the 10th.

Choi Jeong-eun was weak in the showdown with Cho Sang-woo. Cho Sang-woo is a pitcher with strong pitching power. Cho, who was drafted first in the first round by the Nexen Heroes (currently Kiwoom) in 2013 after graduating from Daejeon High School, made 20 saves in 2019 for the first time since his debut, and won the title in this category with 33 saves in 2020.

Choi failed to target Cho Sang-woo. Prior to joining the military, he had four hits in 18 times at bat, one homer, five RBIs and a batting average of 0.222 in showdowns.

And he hit a home run against Cho Sang-woo, who faced him again in the exhibition game.

Choi said, “I wish it was a season,” but added, “Isn’t demonstration game the stage for the season? I think positively that I hit a fastball rather than just a home run.”

The result was all the more satisfying because the opponent was Cho Sang-woo. Choi Jeong said, “So I feel happy that I was more satisfied and responded to the fast ball.”

This year’s KBO League will open on Mar. 23. It was slightly earlier than the season when it opened in April. The exhibition games are already halfway through.

Choi Jung said about the preparation process, “It’s going better than I thought,” adding, “If I play well without getting injured during the exhibition game and prepare well, I think I can go out without any problems from the opening game.”

A new milestone will be set soon after the opening of this season. Choi, who has hit double-digit home runs for 18 consecutive years since 2006, has a total of 458 home runs. Adding 10 more home runs after the opening game will mark a new chapter in history, surpassing the 467 that Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop recorded while playing for the pro baseball league.

Choi Jeong said, “My goal every year was to hit 10 home runs,” but expressed her hope, “But don’t you have to hit 10 home runs after the opening day to break the record? That’s why I unintentionally had a goal, but I hope I can hit it quickly and play the season comfortably.”

BY: 온라인카지노사이트

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