Guillermo Heredia has been reborn as a lucky foreign hitter for SSG Landers. Behind his performance was thorough preparation.
SSG Landers won 10-4 in the second game of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 29th. As a result of this day, they ran 2 consecutive wins and secured an early weekend 3-game winning series. Season 15 wins 8 losses.
The protagonist of the victory was the lucky foreign hitter Heredia. On this day, he started as a left fielder 4 times and led the winning streak by recording 1 hit and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including the final hit.
He hit a long hit from his first at-bat. In the first inning when it was 0-0, 1 company, 1st and 3rd base appeared, and Doosan submarine starter Choi Won-jun scored the final with two RBIs and a preemptive double. After that, in the 4th inning with a 5-1 lead, 1 company, 1, 3rd base, 1 RBI hit an infield grounder, and played the 4th 3 RBI game of the season.
After the game, Heredia said, “Recently, I’m playing as the fourth hitter, but I don’t care too much about the batting order or the situation. He only contemplates how to get a hit and get on base. It seems that this mindset leads to good results in terms of scoring position and RBI.”
Thanks to a thorough analysis of pitchers in the KBO league since spring camp, it was possible to target unfamiliar submarine pitchers. Heredia said, “It was effective to prepare a lot for the KBO League from spring camp. He revealed that there are many under-type pitchers, so there are parts prepared accordingly.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Heredia’s season performance was 23 games, batting average .341, 2 homers, 19 RBIs, OPS .878. He is doing his job well enough as a foreign hitter, but he is not satisfied. Heredia said, “A month has passed since the start of the season. He is satisfied overall, but not perfect,” he said. However, he is working hard because he thinks that recovering quickly will be important for future seasons.”