Yoon Dong-hee batted sixth in the lineup against the Hanwha Eagles in the ’20 23 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run, and three RBIs to lead his team to 메이저사이트 a 7-5 victory. Lotte (31-24), which snapped a two-game losing streak, moved back into third place, knocking the NC Dinos (31-25), who lost 4-11 to the Doosan Bears earlier in the day, down to fourth.
The hero was Yoon Dong-hee. Trailing 2-3 in the bottom of the third inning, Yoon hit a three-run home run to left field (her second of the season) with runners on first and second. On pitches 1B-1S, he pulled a 150-kilometer-per-hour fastball deep in the zone from Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo for a 115-meter arch. It was a blast that broke down Moon, who hadn’t allowed a home run in 10 games (50 innings) prior to this game.
His red-hot bat didn’t cool down after the home run, as in the bottom of the fifth inning, with the bases loaded, he lined a single up the middle off Hanwha’s third pitcher, Jung Woo-ram, to complete his three-hit game. He had seven multi-hit games with two hits this season, but this was his first three-hit game.
It’s not just the hitting, but the stardom as well, which is exactly what Lotte was hoping for. “It’s great for the team to see her continue to grow,” Lotte manager Larry Sutton said before the game, “especially her confidence. Her approach at the plate also seems to be maturing.” “In my experience, young players fall into two categories. In the bottom of the ninth inning with the tying run on second base, one says, ‘I’m going to go out and hit,’ and the other says, ‘Please don’t come to me. Yoon is the former.”
Indeed, Yoon is proving it at the plate. After hitting a foul home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-5 tie against the Sasik KIA Tigers on March 3, Yoon laughed and said, “I was imagining myself ending the game even before I stepped into the batter’s box.” On the 11th against the Samsung Lions in Daegu, he made a strong impression despite his team’s loss, hitting his first home run of the season in the top of the 10th inning of a 3-3 tie. Although the two games were not decisive, Yoon was the “center of attention” in both games. Lotte fans at Sajik Stadium cheered unusually loudly whenever she batted. Yoon responded with a big hit.