Faith pays off with a home run… Rojas explodes solo shot against Tanner

Jose Rojas, who received the trust of coach Lee Seung-yeop and the Doosan Bears despite the ups and downs of the season and succeeded in adapting to the full season, repaid that trust with two extra-base hits in the fall baseball season.먹튀검증

Rojas started as the designated hitter at number 3 in the first game of the 2023 KBO League postseason (PS) wild card (WC) decision held at Changwon NC Park on the 19th and hit a solo home run to create a 3-0 lead in the second at-bat in the top of the third inning. It exploded.

On this day, Rojas’ batting performance was good from the first at-bat. In the top of the first inning, with one out and one on first base, he targeted Tanner’s first pitch slider at a speed of 127 km/h and hit a double that fell to the right of right field. Doosan, who created an opportunity with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases on Rojas’ double, took the lead with a ground ball when the follow-up batter Yang Eui-ji was at bat.

In the third inning, leading 2-0, he added a long hit in his second at-bat. This time it was a cannon. Rojas competed with Turley again in a full count match. Even though the game went all the way to the 7th pitch, there was no end to it. In particular, while targeting a 7-pitch change-up, he even limped after being hit by a batted ball.

Despite the pain, he did not retreat. Tanner, who had been consistently competing with low balls, once again challenged Rojas with a breaking ball, but it was a miss for Ipner. The 128.1 km/h slider, which was not controlled low, went into the outside at waist level, and Rojas hit it hard without missing it. The batted ball went straight over the right wall. It was a home run so fast that right fielder Park Geon-woo couldn’t even think of chasing the batted ball. The flying distance is 120m.

For Doosan, it was a valuable shot that made it worthwhile to trust and wait for Rojas for a season. Rojas appeared in 122 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.253, 19 home runs, 65 RBIs, and 52 runs. The OPS, which combines the on-base percentage (0.345) and slugging percentage (0.474), was 0.819, which was not bad, but had severe ups and downs during the season. In particular, the slump was severe in April (batting average 0.176) and June (batting average 0.194). The need for replacement was openly mentioned. However, Doosan waited a little longer and achieved results. As Rojas came back to life with a batting average of 0.283 after September, the Doosan batting lineup also came back to life. The team that fell below the postseason berths won 11 games in a row.

Meanwhile, the game ended in the top of the third inning after Rojas hit a shot, and Doosan is currently leading 3-0.

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