No one seems to be able to stop it. Moon Seong-joo (26, LG Twins) continues to show explosive power.
Moon Seong-joo started as the second hitter left fielder in the match against Lotte in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Demonstration Game’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 18th.
Until this day, Moon Seong-ju recorded a batting average of 50% (9 hits in 18 at-bats) in 4 exhibition games, showing off a hot hitting feeling. On the first day of the demonstration game (against Changwon NC Dinos on the 13th), he went 5 at-bats and no hits, but in the following 3 games, he had 2 hits (against NC on the 14th), 4 hits (against Daegu Samsung Lions on the 15th), and 3 hits (against Daegu Samsung on the 16th). beaten up메이저놀이터
He took a day off on the 17th as a day off, but Moon Seong-joo’s burning sense of blow did not cool down. From his first at-bat, he showed off his presence against opponent ace Charlie Barnes, who won 12 victories last year.
In the first inning, Moon Seong-joo hit a double that split the middle right of the first at-bat, and then stepped on third base due to an error by the opponent’s center fielder. He came up as the lead batter in the top of the third inning, his second at-bat, and hit a heavy hit. In the beginning of the 5th inning, in a situation where there were no runners on the 2nd, he completed the 3-hit game by knocking out a hit to the left.
He also shone on defense. At the end of the 6th inning, lead hitter An Chi-hong’s batted ball flew deep along the right line. Moon Seong-ju bumped into the fence and caught it stably, lightening the shoulders of relief pitcher Kim Jin-seong.
In the top of the 7th inning, which was the last at-bat, he went on base due to an error in the opponent’s defense, but proved a feeling of high hitting by creating a ball that was difficult for the opponent’s defense to handle. Final score: 4 at-bats, 3 hits and 1 run. He played an active role in the offense and defense, contributing to the team’s 7-2 victory.
Last year, Moon Seong-ju already proved his batting potential. Through August and September, he posted a high batting average in the .34-5 range. Although he failed to make his name on the leaderboard because he failed to fill the required at bats, he boasted a batting average that would not be beaten by Lee Jeong-hoo (24, Kiwoom Heroes) and Jose Pirella (34, Samsung Lions), earning the nickname “out-of-the-field batting king.”
Moon Seong-ju continues to have a good sense. His exhibition game batting average was 0.545 (12-for-22) with one home run and seven RBIs. Moon Seong-joo, who is showing great success, is already raising expectations about what kind of activity he will show this year.