LG Twins’ Park Dong-won’s home run is unusual.
He has hit home runs in his last three games in a row. He is running for first place alone in the home run category at the spacious Jamsil Stadium.
In the game 먹튀검증against Kiwoom held at Jamsil Stadium on the 9th, Park Dong-won started as the 8th catcher and played an active part with 5 at bats, 2 at bats, 1 hit, 2 walks, 3 RBIs and 2 points. One hit was the decisive home run.
In the second inning, trailing by 0-2, Kiwoom starter Hurado hit the first ball cutter at 1st and 3rd base and caught up with one point with a sacrifice fly to the right fielder.
He got on base after picking a walk after one out in the fourth inning when the score was tied 2–2. In the 6th inning, shortstop grounded out. In the 8th inning, behind 2-4, with 1 out and 1 base, Kim Jae-woong pulled a fastball and fired a two-run home run over the left fence. It was a dramatic home run to tie the game 4-4. It was a large home run with a distance of 130m that landed at the top of the left outfield stands.
Following the NC match on the 3rd and the Doosan match (2 home runs) on the 7th, they are hitting home runs in 3 consecutive games and 4 home runs in 3 games. He is the sole leader with 8 home runs.
After 1 out in the 10th overtime, Park Dong-won picked a walk and got on base, and after 2 out, Hong Chang-ki’s priority double hit 2 out, 2nd and 3rd base. Shin Min-jae’s second baseman infield hit scored the game-off.
Before the game, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop mentioned Park Dong-won, who recently hit home runs. The secret to the unprecedented number of home runs in the early season was “Park Dong-won’s left shoulder and body opened quickly before. At the same time, the center of gravity went back a lot, and there were cases where the bat hit the catcher. He explains that the swing is not collapsing as he tries to put the swing mechanics within the framework.”
He continued, “It is not to change the form, but to return the bad parts to the basics. There are still times when the old look comes out in the game. Park Dong-won had a lot of foul home runs, and the fact that there are a lot of foul home runs means that the wall collapses when he swings. If he makes a lot of batting balls in play, he can bat 2/8 to 2/9 and hit 25 home runs.”
Park Dong-won has a good sense of hitting lately. His batting average, which was in the early 20% at the beginning of the season, has risen to 20/61 with a strong batting average of 30/44 in the last 10 games. He has a large contribution with a long hit in the 8th batting order.
Park Dong-won has a career batting average of 25 cents, and 22 homers in 2021 is the most personal record. He has only exceeded 20 home runs once. Coach Yeom expected 25 home runs, but now Park Dong-won’s home run pace is possible up to 38.
Last winter, LG sent Yoo Kang-nam (4 years, 8 billion won) to Lotte, whose ransom price soared, and recruited Park Dong-won for 4 years and 6.5 billion won. At the place where Yoo Kang-nam left, Park Dong-won is keeping the home with a home run gun.