Noh Si-hwan (23-Hanwha), the league leader in home runs, showed off his “fire bat” by hitting back-to-back home runs.
Noh hit back-to-back home runs in the first and third innings of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, starting at third base.
In the top of the first inning, Noh, who came to bat with the bases loaded and no outs, took a four-pitch, 129-kilometer-per-hour changeup from KT starter Uhm Sang-baek on a one-ball, two-strike count for a solo home run over the left-center field fence. The distance was 130 meters.
After Noh’s homer gave Hanwha the momentum, Chae Eun-sung hit a back-to-back home run in the next at-bat to make it 2-0.
The back-to-back home run was Hanwha’s 13th in the league this season and 1109th of his career.
With momentum on his side, Noh Si-hwan made another big hit in his second at-bat.
Trailing 2-1 in the top of the third inning, with runners on first and second, Noh took a three-pitch, 145-kilometer-per-hour fastball from Uhm Sang-baek on a one-pitch, one-strike at-bat and sent it over the left-center field fence for a home run. The ball traveled 135 meters, farther than his previous home run.
The home run was Noh’s 16th in the league this season and 1162nd of his career. Individually, it is the fifth of his career and the third this season, after hitting one on May 10 against Daegu Samsung Electronics and one on July 1 against Daegu Samsung.
After hitting back-to-back home runs against the KIA Tigers on May 4 and 6, Noh hit his fourth home run of August. With his 24th and 25th home runs of the season, he extended his lead over second-place Choi Jung (SSG-20) to five.
Noh’s six home runs in July earned him the July Monthly Player of the Month (MVP) award, and he continued his good form in August.메이저사이트
Led by Noh’s back-to-back home runs and four RBIs, Hanwha took a 5-1 lead into the fourth inning.