Are they the players who were sick?’
KT's Kang Baek-ho, 20, and NC's Yang Eui-ji, 32, who have been absent for a long time due to palm and side injuries, are wielding hard hits every day. Despite his prolonged absence, he is showing off his peak strike as if he was sick. In the batting order, Kang Baek-ho was at the top, while Yang Eui-ji's name was left short of regulation. However, there is fierce behind-the-scenes competition for the batting champion inside and outside the market.
Kang is leading the pack with 118 hits and a .352 batting average in 336 at-bats in 384 at-bats through Wednesday, beating NC's Park Min-woo (0.344) and Doosan's Jose Fernandez (0.342). Since his return to the mound in 44 days on Tuesday, he has been leading the pack with a high batting average of 0.469, and 15 hits in 32 at-bats in nine games. He sharply raised his batting average from 0.339 to 0.352. There has been a 44-day hiatus since he suffered a palm-splitting injury at the game against Lotte in Sajik on June 25, but his hitting has been better.
Against this backdrop, Yang Eui-ji is showing off his hitting streak to a peak with 10 hits in 22 at-bats and a .455 batting average in six games, from the Hanwha Eagles on Tuesday to the SK Wyverns on Wednesday. I have been absent for 35 days because of an injury to my abs at the end of the game against Lotte on July 9, but I can't feel any sense of reality. He had a batting average of 0.356 before his injury, but he increased his batting average to 0.363 with a six-game hitting streak after his return.