Ha Joo-seok (29. Hanwha), who was released from disciplinary action after being suspended for 70 games for drunk driving, is urging his return to the first team. He exploded 6 hits, including a home run, over two days in a real game he started in 9 months.온라인바카라
In the Futures League match against the Goyang Heroes on the 6th, Ha Joo-seok played the first batter as a shortstop and hit hard with 4 hits and 3 RBIs in 7 at-bats. He hit left-handed in the third and fifth innings, followed by a left-handed two-run home run in the sixth. He drove in four hits without a break until the right-middle hit in the 7th inning. It was a performance that led to Hanwha’s 18-1 victory.
In the match against Goyang on the 5th, which was a return match after 270 days since the 1st team game against Changwon NC on October 8 of last year, Joo-seok Ha played an active part with 2 hits and 1 walk in 4 at-bats including a double. Although he only played two games, he quickly raised his sense of hitting with 6 hits in 11 at-bats, 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 1 walk. He handled 10 out counts with 9 ground balls and 1 fly ball over two days at shortstop defense. In the game on the 6th, when Park Soo-jong hit the infield shortstop in the ninth inning, there was one mistake by throwing to first base.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said of Joo-seok Ha before the game on the 6th, “It is said that he moved well even though he had not played for about 8 months. Now that I’ve started, I have to see more, but the Futures report wasn’t bad,” he said. However, the actual experience is different.”
During the disciplinary period, Joo-seok Ha did not participate in unofficial practice games for the remaining army and spent time with personal training and volunteer work. KBO discipline applies only to official games for the 1st and 2nd teams. He could have avoided his outside eyes and went to practice, but he devoted himself to personal training for sincere self-reflection. Director Choi Won-ho, who was in Seosan as Futures manager until May 11, also paid attention to Ha Joo-seok’s reflection and preparations.
Lee Do-yoon (27), a 9-year-old infielder, is a big factor in why Coach Choi is not in a hurry to return to Ha Joo-seok. Lee Do-yoon, who joined in 2015, mainly plays in the 2nd group and has appeared occasionally as a backup for the 1st group since 2021. This year, he started the season in the 2nd team, but Oh Seon-jin (34), who played an active role as the main player, was called up to the 1st team on May 20th for the first time of the season as defense became difficult due to right hamstring pain. Starting at the end of May, the opportunity to become a starting shortstop has increased, and he has been playing as the starting pitcher for over a month, increasing the value of his existence.
His movement at shortstop is improving game after game. With his strong shoulder, even deep hits are out with no-stepping and running throws. With a batting average of 2.34 (25 hits in 107 at-bats) and 3 RBIs in 37 games, the batting performance is not outstanding, but the ability to perform operations in the lower batting order 8-9. His six sacrifice bunts are the most on the team. He is also a main force with 3 stolen bases. He himself said, “I gained confidence as I went out to play every day. Baseball is really fun these days.”
Director Choi Won-ho also said, “Lee Do-yoon is giving one hit a day. He’s not hoping for two hits in the ninth batting order. He could do just that. There is nothing wrong with shortstop defense. He is doing 200% well,” he said, sparing no praise. Even in the process of Hanwha winning 8 consecutive victories in 18 years, Lee Do-yoon’s stake is quite high. Director Choi predicted a competition with Lee Do-yoon when Ha Joo-seok returned.
However, after being called up to the first team on the 20th of last month, rookie Lee Min-joon, who serves as a backup shortstop, briefly played 3 out of 12 games as a substitute. If Ha Joo-seok is at the same pace as he is now, the time to return to the first team can be quicker. One of the factors urging Ha Joo-seok to return is that the hamstring rehabilitation of Oh Seon-jin, who was excluded from the first team the next day after being hit on the chin against Kiwoom in Daejeon on the 1st of last month, is getting longer.
Oh Seon-jin, who was replaced due to hamstring pain after hitting the 10th inning against Daejeon Lotte on May 16, served as the designated hitter and pinch hitter for two weeks. It was a time when the entire team’s batting cycle fell, so Seon-jin Oh was needed as a hitter. However, on the 1st of last month, he was hit on the chin by opponent pitcher Kim Jun-hyung’s ball in the 8th inning against Kiwoom and received 30 stitches on the injured area, and while he was in the rehabilitation group, he started hamstring treatment.
On the 13th and 14th of last month in Sangdong, Gimhae, he played 5 innings each in the Futures League match against Lotte Group 2, 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 walks in 4 at-bats, but he was anxious and was concentrating on his recovery over a little more time. Director Choi also said, “Oh Seon-jin seems to last longer than I thought. I think Ha Joo-seok’s return will come sooner.”