Guillermo Heredia, a foreign hitter for SSG Landers, is playing a role as the team’s leading force in the early season. The feeling of hot hitting from his demonstration game was not a temporary performance.
SSG won 10-4 in the second game of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 29th. After winning two consecutive victories and securing a winning series for three consecutive weekends, he kept his sole lead.
SSG easily solved the game as Heredia, who started as the fourth hitter and left fielder, acted as a solver in the early game. Heredia made the score 2-0 by hitting 2 RBIs and 2 bases against Doosan starting pitcher Choi Won-jun in a chance with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base at the end of the 1st inning. 메이저놀이터
In the bottom of the 4th inning, where SSG was leading 5-1, Heredia also hit a shortstop grounder on first and third base, but sprinted to first base to block the double hit, and in the meantime added one more RBI with a runner on third base.
Until today’s game, Heredia is showing the appearance of a hotajun without regret with a batting average of 0.341 (31 hits in 91 bats), 2 homers, 19 RBIs, 3 steals, and an OPS of 0.878. SSG is continuing cruising with Heredia holding the center despite the early season hunting of left-handed hitters such as Hanyu-seom, Park Seong-han, and Jeon Eui-san.
In the debut season of the KBO League, foreign batters are showing a strong side with 5 hits in 13 at-bats even for underhand type pitchers who have difficulty in attacking, so more activity is expected in the future.
Heredia said, “Recently, I’m playing as the fourth hitter, but I don’t care too much about the batting order or the situation. I just worry about how to hit or get on base at the plate. This mindset seems to lead to good results in terms of scoring position and RBI.” said.
He also explained the secret to his success in the early stages, saying, “It was effective to prepare a lot for the KBO league from the spring camp. There are many underhanded pitchers in Korea, so there are parts that have been prepared accordingly.”
Heredia says she still has a lot more to show. “It’s been a month since the start of the season, and I’m satisfied overall, but it’s not perfect,” he added.