Lee Jung-hoo is Lee Jung-hoo. Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jeong-hoo led the team to victory over the early sluggishness.메이저놀이터
Kiwoom won a 13-0 victory against the LG Twins at Gocheok Dome on the 8th. There were no home runs, but 20 hits. Lee Jung-hoo also led the attack. After hitting 2 RBIs and doubles in the final in the 1st and 3rd bases safely, in the 4th inning, he hit 1 RBI and 3 bases. 4 at-bats, 2 hits, 3 RBIs. Due to a close game in the 12th inning the previous day, manager Hong Won-ki replaced Lee Jeong-hoo with Lim Byeong-wook at bat in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Lee Jung-hoo recorded 19 hits in 39 at-bats in the last 10 games. He had no hitters, and had seven multi-hits. He went on base six times in the 7th game, with three hits and three walks. Lee Jung-hoo said, “The feeling of hitting was good before, and it seems to look good because the results follow. I think I need to pay attention to maintain a good feeling.
In fact, at the beginning of the season, Lee Jung-hoo’s hitting feeling was the worst since his debut. He finished April with his batting average of 0.218. However, his batting average for the season rose to 0.266 as he recorded his batting average in the 30% range (0.305) for the month of May. As of the 8th, his batting average is 0.294. Before he knew it, he had 30 percent in front of him.
Lee Jeong-hoo said, “At batting has a cycle. Thinking that it starts with a bad cycle, I became a little impatient. As I tried to make a result, I tried to hit a bad ball without choosing. could,” he said.
He said, “At first, I thought it was unfortunate because I caught too many well-hit balls. Now, I don’t care about each one. Recently, I’ve been hitting misses, and I’ve been breaking through to the outfield. I’ve been able to go into many at-bats and raise my sense of hitting.”
Lee Jung-hoo also achieved a meaningful record. He reached the 500 RBI mark in 853 career games. This record was achieved at the age of 24 years, 9 months and 18 days. The only player who reached 500 RBIs faster than Lee Jung-hoo was Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop and senior Kim Ha-seong, who played together in the Heroes.
Lee Jung-hoo said, “I didn’t score RBIs alone, but (Kim) Jun-wan hyung and Hye-seong came out from the first inning, so I was able to set them up. Thank you.” No. It’s good to be able to achieve it next to the national hitter and the major leaguer,” he laughed.
Throughout this three-game series, Lee Jung-hoo had to face his family. Ko Woo-seok, his motivation for joining the team, who married his sister, and his father, coach Lee Jong-beom. In the game on the 7th, he had a two-hit match with Go Woo-seok, and got a straight walk. Lee Jung-hoo laughed, “I was fine. He would have been more burdensome. I (already scored 3 hits), and if Woo-seok gets hit, the game is over.” It was like that,” he recalled.
I also introduced a snippet of the conversation I had with coach Lee Jong-beom. Lee Jung-hoo said, “(My father, the first base coach) came out without tying his shoelaces.
The Korea Baseball Organization and the Korea Baseball Softball Association will announce the list of representatives for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games on the 9th. Lee Jung-hoo, who has been wearing the national team uniform since the 2017 APBC, is almost 100% selected. Lee Jung-hoo recalled, “The situation has changed a lot from the first time I went to the Asian Games four years ago. At that time, he was a substitute player.”