Hanwha’s new foreign hitter, Williams, continues to struggle.
The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match between LG Twins and Hanwha Eagles was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 12th.메이저놀이터
On this day, Hanhwa won by beating LG 2-1 thanks to starter Moon Dong-joo’s good pitching and Moon Hyun-bin’s 2 RBIs, which allowed 1 run in 7⅓ innings, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts.
Hanwha Williams, who started as the 7th hitter and left fielder, bowed his head to the victory of the team by recording no hits in 4 at-bats.
In the first at-bat in the top of the second inning, the right fielder flew out, and in the top of the fourth and seventh innings, he retreated with ground balls. Even in the top of the ninth inning with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base, Williams could not save a chance and struck out in vain.
Williams has a batting average of 0.163, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.484 in 10 games played after joining Hanwha.
Williams also looked disappointing on defense. At the end of the 3rd inning, he failed to catch LG Park Hae-min’s normal foul ball, and at the end of the 8th inning, when LG Shin Min-jae hit with 1 out 1st and 2nd base, he did not actively call play, so he unfortunately missed the batted ball.
Williams, who succeeded O’Grady, who was released with only poor grades, is still experiencing difficulties adapting to the KBO League.
He only played 10 games, but Williams’ play reminds me of the last O’Grady and amplifies the anxiety of Hanwha fans.
You can’t make a failure again. Hanwha is making an effort by changing Williams’ batting order and continuously coaching him on hitting points.
Only when Williams revives can Hanwha’s mid-level jump be made easier. It is a time when his action is essential.