Hanwha foreign hitter Nick Williams’ batting order went down further.
Hanwha will face off against Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 25th.
The starting lineup was revealed ahead of the match.
Lee Jin-young (right fielder) – Jeong Eun-won (2nd baseman) – Noh Si-hwan (3rd baseman) – Chae Eun-seong (1st baseman) – Moon Hyun-bin (center fielder) – Kim Tae-yeon (designated hitter) – Choi Jae-hoon (catcher) – Williams (left fielder) – Lee Do-yoon (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Han Seung-hyeok.
What stands out is Williams’ batting order. After joining the team, he came out as the 4th hitter. He hit his first league home run in three games of his KBO League debut, but his batting average dropped to the 10% range after suffering ups and downs.
Afterwards, he locked in the lower batting order to ease the pressure on Williams.
He sees that it is still an adjustment period and is watching. Entering the second half, he went 8 at bat, 2 hits and 1 RBI in 2 games.
Until the 24th, Williams is recording a batting average of 0.176, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.486 in 12 games.
On this day, he batted 8 for the first time in the game.
Director Choi Won-ho explained, “(Kim) Tae-yeon was put in number 6 and Eun-won was put in number 2, so we were pushed to number 8.” He added, “Now there is nowhere to go down. If you do well, you will go up.”꽁머니지급
Williams is working hard to break out of his hitting slump. Director Choi said, “We keep talking with the batting part. When we saw it, it seems to follow the batting form of Juan Soto (San Diego). It feels a bit like turning and hitting in place. In fact, it doesn’t matter if Soto or anyone else follows and hits well. The timing is late because you hit backwards.