NC’s ‘pitch-per-at-bat leader’ Kwon Hee-dong to be catalyst for batting rebound

NC Dinos outfielder Hee-dong Kwon is a tricky hitter that pitchers don’t want to face.In 96 regular-season games this year, Kwon batted .285 with a .793 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) while facing 1,641 pitches in 373 at-bats.His 4.40 pitches per at-bat is the highest among NC hitters and the highest among all KBO players with at least 300 at-bats this season.Pitchers facing Kwon Hee-dong are bound to be more tired than when facing other hitters, and even if he doesn’t get a hit himself, his chances of getting on base increase slightly.

In the third game of the playoffs (PO-5 best-of-three system) against KT WIZ on the 2nd, Kwon Hee-dong’s persistence stood out.NC, in a general batting slump, failed to put a single runner in scoring position on the day and lost 0-3.For KT, the key to the victory was a dominant performance by starter Ko Young-pyo, who pitched six innings of three-hit ball with two walks and five strikeouts.

However, it was Kwon Hee-dong who gave him the most trouble.Ko threw 105 pitches on the day, but Kwon alone stole 21 of them.In the bottom of the second inning, after four foul balls in a full count (three balls and two strikes), 바카라사이트 Kwon picked off a pitch that flew by on the 10th pitch.

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