Puig has been the eighth batter in a row since the 21st. He also played as the eighth right fielder in the game against LG on the 25th. He went 0-for-4 with an RBI. In 46 games this season, he recorded a batting average of 0.198 with 34 hits in 196 at-bats and 172 at-bats.
Since then, Puig’s batting average has fallen to 0.197. He suffered the humiliation of being the lowest among 53 batters who filled the regulation at-bats. In addition, major league superstar Puig, who receives the largest ransom ($1 million) as a new foreign player, suffered humiliation in the KBO League. Puig played in 861 Major League Baseball games. He is a batter with the best specifications since the introduction of foreign players. 스포츠토토탑
Coach Hong Won-ki said, “Pug plays more games as a defense in the Major League and wants to play both offense and defense, although it may be an attack routine following defense.” He did not like designated hitters, so he adjusted the batting order. “I try to reduce the burden on the fourth batter and adjust the batting order to the second batter who usually played in the Major League, but it’s no use.”
Then, what was the secret of Puig, who slowly recovered and returned to the fourth batter? The secret is the heating point. One of the reasons for Puig’s sluggishness is that the heating point is late.
After consulting with batting coach Kang Byung-sik, he wrapped a tubing band (rubber band) around his upper body and bat and started batting training. Before the KT-Kium match at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 8th, Puig was practicing hard to hit with a band wrapped around his upper body. Puig’s upper body was connected to the bottom of the bat. The effect makes Puig’s batting more concise and one beat faster, Kiwoom officials said.
Puig also scored two hits and one RBI in five at-bats against KT on the 8th. Puig’s record in the last 10 games since May 31 is 13 for 38 with a .342 batting average. In particular, he has six RBIs and six runs scored, contributing to the team’s victory.
Meanwhile, it is chasing Kiwoom’s No. 1 SSG by 3.5 games. Expectations are high on what kind of performance Puig will play in Kiwoom, which is chasing the first place.