It has made a springboard for a rebound, but it is hardly making a leap forward. This is the story of Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes).
Lee Jeong-hoo started as a third batter and center fielder in the second game of the weekend 3-game series against SSG Landers in the 2023 KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd, but only had no hits in 4 at-bats. His batting average, which had been 0.207 until the previous day, dropped to 0.194. This is the first season in which Lee Jung-hoo stayed in the 10% batting average at the time of the opening 16 games.
The quality of the balls Lee Jung-hoo hits is not bad. He believes that the batting speed has become faster for the Kiwoom power analysis team and himself. He’s not following his luck, going head-to-head against fielders or getting caught in defensive shifts. The pioneering plan here is not bad either. He picks out low outside (left-handed hitters) balls that slip out of the strike zone.
However, he seldom comes out with a ‘driver’. If it was an ordinary year, he found his pace little by little after creating an opportunity to break out of the slump. But this season is different.
In the match against Changwon NC온라인카지노 Dinos on the 8th, he had 3 hits, recording 1 home run and 1 double. However, in the following three games, he only went 2-for-12. In the KIA game on the 14th, he had 3 hits and 4 RBIs, and in the 3rd KIA game on the 16th, he hit a home run at the end of the 10th inning to lead the team to victory. However, in the three consecutive weekday matches against Samsung that immediately followed, he had only one hit in 13 at-bats. He went 0-for-6 in Game 2 on the 19th. It is the second time since his debut that Lee Jung-hoo has not even reached base after appearing at bat more than six times.
Lee Jung-hoo hit a home run against league representative pitcher Kim Gwang-hyeon in the 3rd at-bat in the beginning of the 6th inning against SSG on the 21st. He didn’t miss the opponent’s mismatch that was attached to his body.
However, in the second game of SSG immediately following on the 22nd, he was silent again with no hits in 4 at-bats.
There is no need to worry about Lee Jeong-hoo, the field leaders and baseball experts point of view. He is currently a league representative icon and a contact master who ranks first in career batting average.
However, if the results continue to be poor, you may be psychologically driven to the end of this course. He continues to create opportunities to jump again, such as three hits, a walk-off home run, and a home run against an ace-level pitcher, but it is not like Lee Jung-hoo that he is not able to continue his good energy.
In this situation, he meets a tricky opponent on the 23rd. Lefty Oh Won-seok is the starting pitcher for SSG Game 3. Last season, when Lee Jung-hoo ranked first in batting average (0.349), his batting average against Oh Won-seok was only 0.231.