Even people who seem perfect have their own worries.
Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo also had a lot of worries this year. In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League kt Wiz match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 11th, he scored the most 4 hits in the season and led the team to a 14-5 victory with 3 RBIs, 3 points and 2 walks. Kiwoom took 8th place with the winning series.메이저놀이터
Lee Jung-hoo added 4 hits on the day, bringing his batting average to 0.304 with 70 hits in 230 at-bats for the season. After the opening on April 1 last year, he shot his first 30% on the scoreboard. A batting average of 0.292 might be high for others, but it was low compared to what people expected of Lee Jung-hoo. Rather, it feels like I’m back on the right track now.
Lee Jung-hoo suffered from poor batting at the same time as the opening. He finished April at 0.218. As the slump, which he thought would end in one or two games, continued for about a month, Kiwoom put Lee Jung-hoo at the number one hitter for a month in May, hoping to get as many at-bats as possible to regain his senses.
As if responding to his team’s expectations, Lee Jung-hoo raised his season batting average to 0.266 with a monthly 0.305 in May. On April 22, the batting average, which had fallen to 0.194, began to reverse. Lee Jung-hoo did not recover adequately. In 10 games in June, he scored 30% with 19 hits in 38 at-bats and a batting average of 0.500.
After the game, Lee Jung-hoo said, “My teammates told me, ‘If you hit 30% this time at bat,’ I knew it would be 30%. I wasn’t very conscious. I put it. It is meaningful that I got a walk while protecting my zone,” he said calmly.
Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I didn’t feel burdened because it was a 30% at-bat. As a 7th year player, I had a lot of experience, if it was less, if it was more, I never felt burdened by my record at bat. I know. If I set my mind to it, it didn’t go well. I thought it was one of 500 to 600 at-bats,” he added.
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In a way, he seems like a liberated ‘doin’, but he also had ceaseless efforts. He did a special hit every day and also borrowed the ‘power of superstition’. Lee Jung-hoo said, “I don’t know why, but I thought it would be nice, so I sprinkled salt on my body in the sauna and hit the bat with a massage gun. said.
He then expressed his gratitude, “My mother brought holy water from the church and I sprinkled it on the Gocheok Dome at bat and tried it all. My mother prays every morning because of me and all patterns are tailored to me. It is thanks to her dedication.” .
Lastly, Lee Jung-hoo said, “I don’t want to stop at 30%, but I have to hit more. I don’t have a set goal, and my goal is to do better than last year. It’s a bit late this year, but I want to maintain my current sense until the second half and get good results. The team is behind now, but I can’t hit it at all. It’s not going to go up. I hope the blow will rebound from this week’s starting point,” he said, conveying his captain-like goal.