Lotte outfielder Han Dong-hee activated her home run machine for the second straight day in the Futures League.
Han Dong-hee started at first base in the Futures League game against Hanwha at Seosan Stadium on Wednesday and continued her hot bat, going 5-for-3 with a solo home run in the third inning, one RBI and two runs scored.
After singling to right field in the first inning, Han led off the third inning with a solo home run to left center off Hanwha starter Jang Min-jae for a 1-0 lead. In the seventh, with the score 4-0, she led off with a double against Song Yoon-joon and came home on Yoo Kang-nam’s two-run homer. Han Dong-hee completed her three-hit performance in the ninth with a single to right-center off Yoon San-hum.
The day before, in the fifth inning of the game against Hanwha in Seosan, Han Dong-hee hit a huge 130-meter home run to left field against Hanwha starter Nam Ji-min. She also recorded a multi-hit game with a single to right in the ninth inning.
Hit streak extended to three games in the Futures League after being designated for assignment on July 7 to readjust his hitting mechanics. He is 10-for-6 (.600) with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored in the Futures League. Han is eligible for a call-up from the 17th.
He’s been following former Lotte manager Larry Sutton’s advice to drive to center field.
At this pace, she could be back in the lineup as soon as the 10 days are up. Han is batting just 2-for-1 with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 77 games for the first team this season.
Gyeongnam High School junior Noh Si-hwan is on MVP pace, leading the team in home runs, RBIs, and on-base percentage with 27. He has been called the “successor to Lee Dae-ho,” so there is no time for impatience. It is urgent to overcome psychological pressure first.
Han raised expectations last year when he hit a career-high 3-for-7 with 14 home runs, 65 RBIs and 43 runs scored in 129 games. However, he has been up and down this season and has struggled to regain his hitting touch.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Yoo Kang-nam, who went 3-for-3 against Hanwha the previous day, showed off his hot bat for the second straight day with a two-run home run and a walk, signaling that a call-up is not far off. Manager Larry Sutton said on the 13th, “Yoo’s rehab went well. He played good defense and got three hits at the plate.” “I’m not going to rush him to the big leagues. We have two healthy catchers (Son Seong-bin and Shin Jung-geun) who are doing a good job, so I’ll come back after I’m sure of my body. I’m not in a hurry. My health comes first. I will return after I am 100 percent fit,” he said.