It is a season as complex and twisted as a tangled skein of thread. It started with changing the off-season batting stance.
SSG outfielder Han Yu-sum (34) modified his batting form to reduce the risk of lower body injuries ahead of the 2023 season. As he put it, it was not an easy ‘challenge’. Hanyuseom is SSG’s representative ‘big hitter’ who hit double-digit home runs for six consecutive seasons from 2017 to last year. In the 2018 season, he hit a personal high of 41 home runs. It wasn’t difficult for him to change the batting stance that gave him good results. As a professional baseball player, it was a change I made after looking a little further ahead.
The results were not good. Hanyu Island played in 20 games in the opening month and suffered a batting slump with a batting average of 0.183 and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.499. His trademark home run shot was also silent the entire time. The slump that he thought was just a passing shower became longer than expected. Even after returning to his original hitting form, his hitting sensation did not recover.
His bat was quiet not only in the first half but also in the second half. Hanyu Island played 61 games until July and received a shabby report card, including a batting average of 0.184, OPS of 0.528, and 2 home runs. It was a cruel summer for Hanyu Island, with two trips to the second division and the return of the captaincy. He has gradually improved his batting skills since August. He let go of the burden and focused his strikes on contact, awakening all his senses that had fallen asleep one by one.
On the 12th of last month, Hanyu Island hit a timely hit against closing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of the Incheon Samsung game, leading the team to a 3-2 comeback victory. On this day, he returned with 3 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 3 RBIs, 1 run, and a big hit, showing off his true colors as a ‘solver’.온라인카지노
Hanyu Island’s batting skills, which began to revive last month by recording a batting average of 0.286 and an OPS of 0.804 in 16 games, are burning even hotter in September. Hanyu Island’s September batting average, which recorded three or more hits in three of the seven games played this month, is 0.520. He also hit 4 hits in the Suwon KT game on the 10th, revitalizing SSG’s recently stagnant batting lineup.
Although he has continued to perform well recently, Hanyu Island’s batting average this season is only 0.234 and OPS is 0.645. That’s how long his slump was. In the meantime, his team also went through a difficult time. SSG has fallen to 5th place in the league, exposing problems such as mismatched pitches and batting in the second half of the season. It’s a little late, but Hanyu Island has returned just when it was needed.