Mel Rojas Jr. has reached the 20-homer plateau.

For the fourth consecutive season, KT Wiz foreign-born slugger Mel Rojas Jr. has reached the 20-homer plateau.

Rojas reached the milestone in the first game of a doubleheader against the LG Twins in the 2024 Shinhan Solbank KBO League at Jamsil Stadium on Nov. 23, starting as the designated hitter.

He struggled early in the game against LG starter Chan-kyu Lim. He grounded out in his first at-bat in the first inning and struck out in consecutive at-bats in the third and fourth innings.

But in the top of the seventh inning, with his team trailing 7-1, he had a different outcome against LG reliever Lee Ji-gang. Working a full count, 스포츠토토 he took a six-pitch fastball for a solo home run over the right-field wall.

It was his 20th home run of the season, four games after his last one against the Lotte Giants on April 18.

With the blast, Rojas became the 27th player in history to reach 20 home runs in four consecutive seasons.

Rojas, who joined KT as a replacement foreign player in 2017, hit 20 homers in three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. In 2020, Rojas had a breakout year, hitting 47 home runs and winning the regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

After playing in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Mexican League, and the Dominican Winter League, Rojas returned to the KT uniform this season.

After a four-year absence, 파워볼실시간 Rojas is back in the KBO, where he is tied for second in the league in home runs, reaffirming his reputation for power and accuracy.

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