Foreign hitter Nick Williams (30, Hanwha Eagles) shows signs of a rebound.

Hanwha unfortunately missed the Changwon NC Dinos game on the 17th. By the beginning of the ninth inning, he was leading 9-7 and was on the verge of victory, but at the end of the ninth, Son A-seop’s two-run home run tied the score, and at the end of the 10th, Kim Su-yoon took a finishing hit and knelt down. Although he failed in his 4-game winning streak, it did not mean that there was no ‘harvest’. Williams, who started as the second hitter and left fielder that day, swung a hard hit with 3 hits in 6 at-bats (2 doubles), 2 points and 3 RBIs.먹튀검증

It is the first time this season that Williams, who was recruited as a substitute foreign hitter on June 18, recorded three hits in one game. All three hits were ‘impressive’. In the top of the 5th inning, 2-3 behind, 1 RBI tied with 1 run on 3rd base, and in the 7th inning, 4-5 behind, 1st base without a hit, he scored another double with an RBI. In the beginning of the 8th inning, leading 8-7, he scored the 3rd RBI with a right-handed, timely hit with 2 out and 2nd base. It was also the first NC game that Williams was responsible for 3 RBIs in one game. He led the batting line with No. 3 Noh Si-hwan (3 hits, 3 RBIs in 6 at-bats), chilling the opponent’s conversation.

Williams was more of a ‘troubleshooter’. It was a resource to replace Brian O’Grady (22 games, 0.125 batting average), who was expelled due to poor batting, but his performance was insignificant due to a batting slump comparable to O’Grady’s. However, on the 13th, he recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats against the Doosan Bears in Daejeon, and flew with a batting average of 40% (6 hits in 15 at-bats) in the 3 consecutive games in Changwon. He had no strikeouts in 16 at-bats. Before he left for Changwon, he raised his batting average from 0.198 to 0.223 (27 hits in 121 at-bats).

On the 15th, Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said of Williams, “(The hitting) timing kept getting late, so I reduced the takeback time a little bit.” If it’s about a second, it’s about 0.5 seconds now. And I think the timing is a little bit right. When I asked what part of the hit part was modified, he said he reduced that part,” he explained the changed part. He then expressed his expectations, saying, “The pitcher’s response has improved a little recently. He said that he seems to be adapting a little too.”

Did the fine tuning cause the ‘butterfly effect’? Williams’ attitude has changed noticeably. 

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