’20th Home Run Explosion’ Noh Si-hwan surpasses Choi to take sole lead in home runs

Noh Si-hwan hits four home runs in six games most in a single season by an individual

Hanwha Eagles’ Noh Si-hwan (23) became the first player to reach the 20-homer plateau this season.

Noh did it on Friday, batting third in the lineup against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome.

After leading off the fourth inning with his team trailing 0-3, Noh unleashed a cannon against Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young. On a 2-ball-1 strike, he took a four-pitch fastball over the right field fence.

It was his 20th home run of the season, which came six games after his last one against the Lotte Giants.

It’s the first time Roh has reached 20 homers since joining the KBO in 2019. His previous season high was 18 homers in 2021.

With his career high, Noh is on pace to become the first player to hit 20 home runs in his debut. Noh, who was tied for first place in home runs with Choi Jeong (SSG Landers), who had hit 19 before this game, 스포츠토토 moved into sole possession of the lead with his 20th home run.

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