Raul Alcantara’s 8 scoreless innings reversed. In order to win the season 7, scoring support was desperate. Doosan Bears got the first point with a simple hit. However, the face of the protagonist of the RBI was unfamiliar. It was Hong Seong-ho (26).먹튀검증
In 2016, he joined Doosan in the 2nd 4th round, but he stayed only in the Futures (2nd Army) team and even completed his military service. He only debuted in the first team last year, and this season, he finally got his chance two months after the opening.
Hong Sung-ho started as the left fielder with the 7th hitter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th, and won the team 2-1 with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
Although he has not been nominated for the Rookie of the Year award after five years of joining, expectations for his batting potential are still high. This is the biggest reason why he was able to make his first team debut late last year.
Hong Seong-ho, who could not accompany the spring camp, focused on appealing himself in the Futures League. It was at the level of ‘2nd Army Bomber’. He ranks high in many batting categories, including 4th in batting average (0.358), 1st in home runs (8) and RBI (36), and 2nd in slugging percentage (0.613).
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who called Hong Seong-ho to the first team that day, immediately put his name in the starting lineup. Director Lee said, “Hong Seong-ho’s hitting feel is so good. I told him to go out and do what he can do,” and “I think it’s too greedy to ask him to hit a home run or hit. I want to be on the plate,” he said.
“I saw it for the first time at the camp last fall, but when I saw the training, I got a lot better,” he said. .
At the end of the 2nd inning, Hong Seong-ho, who took his first at-bat with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, boldly pushed Kim Min-woo’s forkball and scored an RBI first and timely hit. It was the first RBI in his debut that he had been dreaming of. At the bottom of the 4th inning, Moon Hyun-bin completely missed the ball he hit in the center field, so he even harvested a lucky double. He also compiled his second career multi-hit (two or more hits in a game).
After the game, manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “As soon as Hong Seong-ho was called up, the burden would have been great, but he scored a valuable RBI. Congratulations on his first RBI in his debut.”
Hong Seong-ho said, “The manager and coaches said, ‘Think of this as the 2nd team and take it easy’, so I felt a little more comfortable with those words.” It’s good that it went well,” he said.
He was a hitter who no longer needed proof in the Futures, but he became small in the first team. There were a lot of people around me who gave me strength. Hong Seong-ho said, “My juniors told me not to bow. I told them that I had a bad mentality, so I thought about making it a little more comfortable this time. The coaches took care of me intensively. Regardless of whether I was good or bad, I continued to train, and the results seem to have come out today, so I want to express my gratitude.”
Doosan was represented by ‘Hwasubun Baseball’. In particular, players representing the league such as Heo Gyeong-min, Kim Jae-ho, Kim Jae-hwan, Park Gun-woo (NC Dinos), Choi Joo-hwan (SSG Landers), etc. spent their days as backup agents at Doosan in the past and blossomed their talents.
However, it has recently been evaluated that the fire water has dried up. The biggest reason was that, after entering the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years, there were restrictions on selecting outstanding players because the rookie draft was delayed. For this reason, I have had a lot of fun through trade in recent years. Yang Seok-hwan and Hong Kun-hee have now established themselves as indispensable players in the team.
Nevertheless, ‘Doosan Hwasubun’ still exists. Hong Seong-ho showed his potential, Kim Dae-han, who is recovering from an injury and playing a big role, and Song Seung-hwan (23), who has excellent batting potential, are raising expectations.
The resolution is too high. Hong Seong-ho said, “At first, I said to do it comfortably with the thought of being in the second group, and I think I will do it with that mindset for the time being. Next time, I want to hit a big ball and please the eyes of the fans.”