No hits in 22 consecutive at-bats, 14 strikeouts… What to do with ‘the lowest batting average + 1st in strikeouts’

Hanwha Eagles’ foreign hitter O’Grady’s sluggishness has no end. Even making a ball in play at the plate is difficult. Three strikes are common. No hits in the last week.

O’Grady started as the right fielder number 7 in the match against LG held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 22nd. Until the 21st, O’Grady, who had a batting average of 103 and a batting average of the lowest, remained silent with no hits and two strikeouts in three at-bats.

In the second inning with two outs and first base, Lim Chan-kyu’s main weapon changeup (124km) struck out on a swing and withdrew. In the second at-bat in the 5th inning, the powerless first baseman withdrew with a grounder. 

He had a chance to make up for it in the 7th inning when he was trailing 0-2, with 1st and 2nd base chances. He calmly picked two balls against left-hander Jin Hae-soo. It was a 3-ball strike and a 4-ball. A high slider on스포츠토토 the fifth pitch became a strike.

At full count, I turned the bat with a high fastball (139 km), but it cut through the air. Strike out on a swing. It was the worst outcome. Subsequent batters also failed infield grounders and stolen bases. In the end, Hanwha was unable to pick up a single point from the chance to secure 1st and 2nd base, and lost 0-3.

O’Grady’s season record is .176 batting average (8 hits in 63 at-bats), 8 RBIs, 3 runs, on-base percentage of .176, slugging percentage of .159, and OPS of .335. The batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage are all in the 10% range, but the OPS, not the batting average, is in the 30% range.

Long hits without a home run are two doubles. He has 4 walks and 31 strikeouts, making him the king of strikeouts. His strikeout rate in 68 at-bats is a whopping 45.6%.

O’Grady is hitless in his last six games. His last hit was a two-run double in his first at-bat in the first inning against KT on the 15th. At bat after that, it was a strikeout-walk-outfield floating ball-walk.

16th against KT, 4 at bats, 3 strikeouts, 18th, against Doosan, 4 at bats, 4 strikeouts, 19th, against Doosan, 3 at bats, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk, 20th against Doosan, 2 at bats, 1 strikeout, 21st, against LG, 1 at bat, 1 strikeout, 22nd, against LG, 3 at bats 2 strikeouts

It is a streak of 19 consecutive at-bats in 22 at-bats. He struck out only 14. He only had 3 walks, and the other 5 were backed out by bum-hitters.

It is serious to see it as a period of adaptation to the unfamiliar KBO league. Even in his exhibition games, his 12-game batting average was 1.14 (4 hits in 35 at-bats). He walked three and struck out five in 39 at bats. Coming into the season, his strikeout rate has increased. Wouldn’t it be better for him to go down to the 2nd team for a while and have time to adjust? 

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