How much more do I have to hit? Noh Si-hwan (23) of the Hanwha Eagles had a meaningful day with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs, but he could not smile. It’s because the team lost.
Noh Si-hwan was named the Monthly 메이저사이트 Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time in his 9th career. It was the first award received by the KBO after his professional debut. Among Hanwha players, he is the first monthly MVP in 5 years. This is the first time since Jung Woo-ram in May 2018.
Above all, it is all the more meaningful because it was won with the overwhelming support of fans. It won a whopping 266,928 votes, recording a 59.1% vote rate. With this award, in addition to his prize money of 2 million won, he will be able to deliver a donation of 2 million won to his alma mater, Gyeongnam Middle School, under his own name.
It is no exaggeration to say that Roh Si-hwan’s one shot led to this award. He hit 6 home runs in July alone, rising to the sole lead in this category. He performed well with a slugging percentage of 0.649 (1st) and 14 RBI (tied for 5th).
Such a happy day continued at the game.
Noh Si-hwan started as a third baseman in the away match against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 9th and performed a one-man show with 3 hits, 3 homers and 5 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
From the start, he blasted the cannon. At the beginning of the 1st inning, where the score was 0-0, KT starter Eom Sang-baek’s 4th changeup was attacked and passed the middle left fence. It is a home run that he hit in two games after the KIA Tigers match on the 6th. Season 24.
In the next at-bat, a long hit came out. In the beginning of the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 2-1, with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, this time, he hit Sang-baek Eom’s fastball and hit a three-run home run (No. 25) in the middle left. Roh Si-hwan’s consecutive home run is the 5th in his personal career.
And he hit a big bat in his last at-bat as well. In the beginning of the 8th inning, when the team was losing 5-12, Noh Si-hwan, who started as the lead batter, hit a solo shot (No. 26) against the changed pitcher Kim Young-hyun.
It is the first time since his professional debut that Noh Si-hwan reported 3 home runs in one game. Previously, there were 2 homers 7 times.
KBSN commentator Kim Tae-gyun, who relayed the game, said, “I can’t express it. It’s really amazing to drive.” He was emotional as he watched his successor score 3 home runs in one game from his relay box.
On this day, Noh Si-hwan was responsible for 5 RBIs alone. It’s the most runs scored in a single game this season. The most RBIs in a single game in his personal career is 6 RBIs. This came out at the Gocheok Kiwoom exhibition on September 17, 2021. At that time, Noh Si-hwan posted 3 hits, 2 homers and 6 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
The problem is that even with this performance, I couldn’t laugh. The collapsed mound was painful. Felix Pena, who started as the starting pitcher that day, bowed his head with 8 runs (8 earned) in 4⅓ innings. This is the most goals scored in a single game this season.
The other line scored 2 points in the 1st inning and 3 points in the 3rd inning, leading 5-1, but lost the initiative by giving up 3 runs in the 4th inning and 6 runs in the 5th inning. In the end, they lost 6-12.
In particular, it is regrettable that the foreigner one-two punch gave up all the games. Ricardo Sanchez, who was on the starting mound the day before, shook greatly with 7 runs (6 earned) in 5 innings. While the losing series of three consecutive matches against KT was confirmed, the number of consecutive losses increased to four.
Currently, only Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong can be seen in the other line. It is a very painful part that one player did not win even though he posted a whopping 5 RBIs.