There is a player who wields a fire bat every day without getting tired even in the scorching heat. KT Wiz infielder Hwang Jae-gyun’s bat is hot.
Hwang Jae-kyun recorded a batting average of 0.450 (9 hits in 20 bats), 2 homers and 8 RBIs in 6 games he played in the first week of August (1st-7th). During this period, he hit the most home runs among batters in the KBO League. He led the team’s upward trend by hitting 4 final blows, and KT entered the fight for 3rd place with a good record of 5 wins and 1 loss during this period. 꽁머니사이트
Choa Pharmaceutical and this magazine selected Hwang Jae-gyun as the MVP of the first week of August. Hwang Jae-gyun said, “I feel good because receiving the MVP of the week means ‘the team won a lot during that week and I did well’. Hitting a lot of final strokes means that I helped the team a lot.”
Most of the players suffer from poor physical strength and physical condition in the heat, but Hwang Jae-gyun, on the contrary, is flying. Physical fitness is going well. Hwang Jae-kyun said, “It is true that it is too hot and exhausting outside. The more so, I paid attention to physical strength management, such as reducing the amount of (outdoor) training. There were people who helped me maintain my stamina .
Hwang Jae-gyun expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you to the pitchers.” In addition, the beasts’ stamina depletion has also decreased.”
The number of walks per 9 innings of KT pitchers this season is 2.84, the lowest among 10 clubs. The average game time in August is also very short at 2 hours and 50 minutes. The short game time means that the time the beasts are exposed to the heat is reduced, which is very effective in preserving the physical strength of the beasts.
The wife’s internal support is also an indispensable secret. Hwang Jae-gyun, who married Jiyeon, a member of the girl group ‘T-ara’ last year, is spending the summer thanks to his wife’s active support. Hwang Jae-gyun laughed, saying, “Every morning, her wife pushes her nutritional supplements into her mouth. She also took a lot of healthy food, so she was able to manage her stamina well. I want to say thank you to her wife.” .
Hwang Jae-kyun is enduring the hot summer well, but due to two injuries at the beginning of the season, he has yet to fill his regular at-bats. He must appear in all of the remaining games for a regulation at-bat to be established. At his current pace, he could end up at the top of the rankings for various batting titles after the season.
However, Hwang Jae-gyun abandoned his greed for ‘fall baseball’. Hwang Jae-kyun said, “It would be nice to fill (the rule at bat), but I have to reserve my stamina in the second half for fall baseball.”