Yang Eui-ji’s splendid return, first at-bat home run four bang!… Double-digit home run for 10 consecutive years


Eui-ji Yang, the flagship batter of the Doosan Bears, who returned from injury, announced a splendid return by firing a home run in the first at-bat of his return. 

Yang Eui-ji hit his 10th home run of the season in the 12th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 22nd.

Yang Eui-ji was named in the first team entry ahead of the game that day. After being canceled due to a side muscle injury on the 8th, he prepared for a sortie in two weeks.

Yang Eui-ji led the Doosan batting line with a batting average of 0.323 (94 hits in 291 bats), 9 homers, 44 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.906 in 87 games before the injury this season. He was out for two weeks due to an injury, but as a result of calmly focusing on rehabilitation, he regained his normal physical condition. 

Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop took care of Yang Eui-ji so that he could gradually improve his sense of actual fighting as Yang Eui-ji was immediately registered in the first team without playing the Futures League. He expressed his intention to use only a pinch hitter in three consecutive matches against Kiwoom this week.

Yang Eui-ji repaid the commander’s consideration with a wonderful shot. After one out in the top of the 8th inning, when Doosan was leading 5-0, Kim Jae-hwan was put in as a pinch hitter, and then Kiwoom left-hander Yoon Seok-won had a thrilling taste. 

In One Ball No Strike, he hit a solo home run by hitting Yoon Seok-won’s 139km fastball on the second pitch with a perfect swing. He kicked up the missed throw that came in low in the middle of the strike zone and sent a 125m long shot that went over the left-middle fence.

With this home run, Eui-ji Yang extended the record of achieving double-digit home runs in consecutive seasons from 2014 to last year to 10 seasons. It is a record that only 15 players, including Yang Eui-ji, have achieved in the history of the 41-year KBO League. 토토사이트

Eui-ji Yang hit a home run in her first at-bat after returning from injury, and was able to digest the second half schedule with more confidence. Doosan also confirmed once again how reliable Yang Eui-ji is. 

Doosan stagnated with 3 wins and 7 losses in 10 games without Yang Eui-ji. While reducing Yang Eui-ji’s gap, he was experiencing great difficulties, such as the collapse of the 50% win rate due to the weakening of attack power. 

Meanwhile, Doosan is leading Kiwoom 6-0 thanks to the strong pitching of ace Raul Alcantara and the concentration of hitters. If the game ends like this, the season will be 51 wins, 51 losses and 1 draw, recovering a 50% win rate and securing 5th place alone. 

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