Do you know Dr. Hong?… ‘No. 1 in batting average, on-base percentage, and runs scored’ There is a god in Twins baseball [Yu Jin-hyung’s 1mm on-site]

 I played drums and janggu and did it all by myself. Offense was attack, defense was defense, base running was base running, there was nothing he couldn’t do.

LG Twins Hong Chang-gi (29) became the leading contributor to the victory by recording 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs in the home game against SSG Landers in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 16th. He played well in offense, defense, and state, leading the team to victory.

Hong Chang-ki showed off his presence as soon as the game started. He came to the plate as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning and almost hit a headshot from the first pitch. SSG starting pitcher Oh Won-seok’s 140km fastball left his hand and flew toward his head, and he barely avoided it by falling to the ground in surprise. 

He could have been sensitive to the ball that flew at his head from the first pitch, but he remained calm. He got on base with an easy hit to left and then even succeeded in stealing his 20th base of the season. He then succeeded in scoring the first run by hitting home on consecutive infield hits by Shin Min-jae and Kim Hyun-soo. The winning formula that LG wins if Hong Chang-ki gets on base and scores a run was true again today.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, ahead 1-0, with 2 outs and runners on second base, he hit a timely hit with a runaway RBI. Afterwards, he hit home on Kim Hyun-soo’s hit and succeeded in scoring. Hong Chang-ki’s performance continued in the bottom of the sixth inning. He succeeded in scoring with two RBIs and a timely hit with bases loaded and two outs, and later succeeded in scoring aga

In this way, LG drove hard with Hong Chang-ki at the forefront and devastated the SSG mound with 15 long and short hits, winning 10-4. LG, which won on this day, took a step closer to first place in the regular season, widening the gap with 2nd place KT, which did not have a game, to 6 games with 72 wins, 2 draws, and 47 losses.

Meanwhile, leadoff Hong Chang-ki, who leads LG’s attack, is performing at an MVP level this season. In the game that day, he drove in 3 hits and raised his batting average to 0.340, surpassing NC Son Ah-seop (batting average of 0.339) and rising to the league’s batting average lead. And by adding 3 points, he topped Kiwoom Kim Hye-seong (97 points) with 99 points for the season and regained first place in league scoring. The on-base percentage is 0.454, far ahead of second place Yang Eui-ji (on-base percentage 0.412). 

In 120 games, Hong Chang-ki had a batting average of 0.340 (1st), 154 hits (3rd), 62 RBI, 99 runs (1st), 20 stolen bases (8th), 78 walks (1st), on-base percentage 0.454 (1st), OPS 0.882 (4th), and WAR 5.57. (2nd place) and is aiming for a triple crown in batting average, on-base percentage, and most runs scored.

In the past, LG’s current Samsung head coach Lee Byung-gyu won two awards in 2001 (score, most hits) and 2005 (batting, most hits)메이저놀이터, and current KBSN sports commentator Park Yong-taek won two awards in 2005 (score, stolen bases). It has been done before, but there has never been a single player who has won three gold medals. 

This season, Hong Chang-ki is attempting to win three crowns for the first time in the club’s history. Will LG be able to produce the first multiple batting champion in 18 years since Lee Byung-gyu and Park Yong-taek in 2005? Hong Chang-ki, who is taking on the challenge for the first time, is truly the god of Twins baseball, Dr. Hong. 

[LG Hong Chang-ki ranked first in batting average, runs scored, and on-base percentage with 3 hits and 3 runs. 

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