SSG Choi Jeong hits his 463rd home run in front of coach Lee Seung-yeop

SSG Choi Jeong hits his 463rd home run in front of coach Lee Seung-yeop

Jeong Choi (SSG Landers), who is approaching the record for the most home runs (467) in the KBO League held by Doosan Bears coach Seung-yeop Lee, is taking a break.

SSG coach Lee Soong-yong said ahead of the home game against Doosan to be held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd, "I think Choi Jeong can rest for about 1-2 games. I don't plan on using him as a pinch hitter right now."

Choi Jeong-eun hit his 5th home run of the season and 463rd of his personal career in the second inning of the Incheon Doosan game on the 2nd while coach Lee, the 'record holder', was watching.

However, in his second at-bat in the fourth inning, he walked, and while running on base, he felt pain in the muscle behind his right thigh (hamstring) and was replaced as a pinch runner.

Coach Lee did not hide his satisfaction, saying, "Considering Choi Jeong's personality, I think he will try something starting tomorrow (the 4th), but I think we need to hold on to him and let him go slowly. Our players love baseball so much."

Ahead of this day's game, SSG deleted left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias and left-handed hitter Jeon Eui-san from the first team.

SSG coach Lee Soong-yong briefing ahead of the Incheon Doosan game on the 3rd.

Elias sprained his right ankle during training on the 2nd. He is not seriously injured and only has to miss one appearance against the Changwon NC Dinos scheduled for the 5th.

Jeon Eui-san hit the game-winning home run against the Daegu Samsung Lions on the 31st of last month, but his batting is so poor that this home run was his only hit this season.

Jeon Eui-san's season performance is a batting average of 0.067 (1 hit in 15 at-bats).

Coach Lee said, "I could see that Uisan was being chased a lot. I thought it would be better to train in the 2nd team rather than keep him in the 1st team. I called him in separately and told him, 'I'll use him again, so prepare well. Never give up.' “I promised,” he explained.

SSG registered left-handed pitcher Lee Ki-soon and infielder Kim Chan-hyung to the first team instead.

Ki-soon Lee, who joined the team in 2022, pitched in two first-team games last year and left with an ERA of 9.00 with no wins or losses.

His skills have been evaluated to have grown rapidly recently, and in the Futures (2nd team) league game against the Hanwha Eagles on the 28th of last month, he pitched well, allowing 3 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 4⅓ innings.

SSG is considering inserting Ki-soon Lee as a starter for the NC game on the 5th, where a vacancy was created due to Elias' deletion from the first team. 스포츠토토맨