LG’s top batter, Hong Chang-gi, rose to first place in batting with three hits.
Hong Chang-gi started as the No. 1 right fielder in the game against SSG held at Jamsil Stadium on the 16th and led the team to victory with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats. As a top hitter,안전놀이터 he not only got on base but also acted as a problem solver in opportunities. He was the protagonist of the comeback winning hit.
Hong Chang-gi, who drove in three hits, raised his season batting average to .344. He rose to first place, beating NC Son Ah-seop (batting average .339), who was first in batting average until the previous day. He ranks first in on-base percentage (.454) and first in batting average.
Hong Chang-gi reached base in his first at-bat in the first inning with a hit to left. He immediately succeeded in stealing second base and advanced to third base when Shin Min-jae’s shortstop grounded. He then scored first when Kim Hyun-soo hit a ground ball to first base.
He retired with a ground ball to second base in the 3rd inning, but hit a timely hit to right with 2 outs and runners on 2nd base in the 5th inning, scoring 1 RBI. He hit Ko Hyo-jun’s slider with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 6th inning, trailing 3-4, and hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs. He turned the game around to 5-4, making it the winning shot.
When the home throw was made, he quickly advanced to second base and expressed his joy with an uppercut ceremony. Afterwards, he even scored on Shin Min-jae’s timely hit in the middle of the game.
He hit a big ball in the 7th inning with 2 outs and runners on third base, but was out due to a fly ball to center field.
LG won 10-4, with Hong Chang-ki playing well and Kim Hyun-soo and Shin Min-jae both recording 2 RBIs.
Hong Chang-ki previously had no hits in 7 at-bats against Ko Hyo-jun. The first hit against Ko Hyo-jun was a timely hit from a comeback with two outs and the bases loaded.
After the game, Hong Chang-gi said, “I didn’t know the opponent’s performance. The coach told me to match the timing of the fastball and hit the slider when it comes. I went to bat like that, and I think the breaking ball (slider) was a little crowded and I got a hit.” said.
Hong Chang-gi said, “It was a little bad at the end of August, but as September approaches, my batting sensation seems to be improving again. With the recent rainy weather cancellation, I think taking a few days off was helpful.”
Hong Chang-gi did not think much about being the batting champion throughout this season and chose getting on base as his top priority. When Hong Chang-ki was told that he had become number one in batting, he said with a smile, “I didn’t know. I wasn’t thinking about it, but since I don’t know what will happen until the end… I’ll try my best for now.”
On this day, in the 5th inning, he chased down leadoff hitter Park Seong-han’s hit and caught it with a diving catch. There have been a lot of lake rain scenes recently. Hong Chang-gi said, “Because there are many good outfielders on the team, and Hae-min is a center fielder for the national team, I get to see and hear things while practicing with them, and I learn things while doing them together, so I think I’ve gotten a little better.”