The effect of the ‘9 billion FA’ hitter is already… “A blow to show as a senior”

A free agent transfer student who always carries a bat with a smile on his face

Hanwha Chae Eun-seong made her debut to fans in the KIA-Hanwha match of the ‘2023 KBO League Demonstration Match’ held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 13th.

As Chae Eun-seong entered the plate at the end of the first inning, fans chanted “Chae Eun-seong, Chae Eun-seong” and cheered for Chae Eun-seong, who changed his uniform. Chae Eun-seong smiled slightly and responded to the fans’ support.

In the first at-bat at the end of the first inning, Chae Eun-seong attacked Ki-young Lim’s third base from 1 out 1 base and made a double in the middle left. Chae Eun-seong, who ran to second base, was full of smiles.

Chae Eun-seong, who was the second base runner, could not score a run due to O’Grady’s foul fly and Noh Si-hwan’s strikeout.

At the end of the 4th inning, the third at-bat when the team was leading 3-1, Chae Eun-seong entered the plate. He hit a big double in his first at-bat, so his hitting feel was good. Commentator Kim Tae-hyung, who was in charge of the commentary on this day, said, “Chae Eun-seon is showing a different appearance than usual. It deserves to be played, but many young Hanwha players should see this.”

Chae Eun-seong hit the ball to his body and hit a sacrifice fly, allowing third base runner Noh Si-hwan to score an extra run.

▲ Chae Eun-seong smiles brightly after hitting a double in her first at-bat.

Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong, who added an extra point, gave high-fives while receiving congratulations from their colleagues at the dugout.

Chae Eun-seong, who joined LG in 2009, played only at LG until last season, recording a batting average of 0.297 (992 hits in 3337 bats), 96 homers, 595 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.801 in 1006 games. Then, he took on a new challenge this winter by signing a six-year free agent contract with Hanwha for a total of 9 billion won. He set the club’s highest free agency record.

Meanwhile,안전놀이터 Hanwha starter Pena pitched well with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. Chae Eun-seong led the team to victory with one hit and one RBI.

For Kia, starter Lim Ki-young scored 2 hits, 2 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 2 innings, and Kim Do-young hit a home run as the lead batter in the top of the 1st inning.

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