LG Twins catcher Heo Do-hwan, 40, has had a spectacular 10 days in the KBO. It was the hottest 10 days of his three-year career with LG.

LG recently returned from a 10-day absence from the first team roster due to a knee injury after rehabbing catcher Park Dong-won.

In Park’s absence, second-year big gun prospects Kim Bum-seok and Heo Do-hwan have been in charge of the outfield. Kim Bum-seok started against Kiwoom on the 14th and Kiwoom on the 16th, partnering with foreign pitchers Kelly and Ens. With the two foreign pitchers struggling, LG suffered back-to-back losses.

From the 17th against KT to the 26th against NC, veteran Heo Do-hwan started nine consecutive games in relief.

Manager Yoon Kyung-yup wanted Kim Bum-seok to gain experience as a catcher, but he was still inexperienced in leading pitches, 안전놀이터 추천 so he entrusted Heo Do-hwan with the nine-game streak. Kim, who played as a designated hitter and first baseman in the second team while rehabbing his shoulder in his rookie year, was playing catcher for the first time this year.

If the standings were more or less settled at the end of the season, Kim would have been given the opportunity to continue playing, but in a tight race, a win was more important than the experience of a young player. Pitchers are also more comfortable pitching in batteries with experienced and stable veterans.

Along with a steady pitching lead,

Heo Do-hwan also did well on offense, going 6-for-25 (2.24 RBI) with six RBI in nine games. Especially in the game against NC on May 25, he came up with the decisive long ball to win the game.

LG had the bases loaded in the second inning after falling behind 0-2. Koo Bon-hyuk drew a walk to tie the game at 1-1, and Heo Do-hwan stepped up to the plate. On a full count, Heo hit a 143-kilometer fastball from NC starter Lee Yong-joon for a bases-clearing, three-run double to left-center field. LG went on to win 10-6.

After joining Doosan in 2007 and playing for Nexen, Hanwha and SK-KT, Heo Do-hwan became a free agent after the 2021 season and signed a two-year, 400 million won contract with LG. After the two-year contract expired, he re-signed with the team ahead of this season for an annual salary of 100 million won.

In 2022, Heo played 64 games (27 starts) for LG and logged 254.2 defensive innings, and last year, he played 47 games (21 starts) and logged 212 defensive innings. This year, he has already played 25 games (15 starts) and logged 128.2 innings.

Heo is making the most starts for KT since the team lost starting catcher Jang Sung-woo to injury in 2021.

He played in 62 games (33 starts) for KT in 2021.

He went 9-for-64 (.141 batting average) last year, and as of the 27th day of the season, Heo is 10-for-47 (.213 batting average). He has already surpassed his hit total from last year.

Park Dong-won returned to the first-team roster on April 23 against Hanwha. He played four consecutive games as a designated hitter as he still has to be careful with his knee.

On the 26th, 카지노사이트 추천 Park started as a designated hitter in the NC game and played one inning of defense in the ninth inning while wearing a catcher’s mask. He then batted with Yoo Young-chan to close out the game. He will be able to play catcher from the 28th.

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