This is the first time we face Kiwoom, who left Lee Jeong-hoo.”
KT Wiz coach Lee Kang-cheol, whom we met ahead of the Kiwoom Heroes match on the 1st, said this. In short, he had never met since Kiwoom’s power weakened.메이저사이트
In fact, Kiwoom suffered a rapid decline and fell to last place after Lee Jeong-hoo left due to injury. The weight of Kiwoom’s batting lineup without Lee Jeong-hoo was bound to be drastically different.
However, contrary to Coach Lee’s wishes, KT lost 2-6 in the first meeting with Kiwoom without Lee Jung-hoo, even with ace Ko Young-pyo.
Although Lee Jeong-hoo did not play, his presence was still there. This is because rookie Lee Joo-hyung (22), who learned the ‘Go Young-pyo strategy’ taught by Lee Jeong-hoo, swung three hits.
Lee Joo-hyung, who started as the designated hitter number 5 on this day, boasted a bad bat with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 run, and 2 RBIs.
He had three at-bats with Go Young-pyo, and in his first at-bat in the first inning, he hit a triple with two RBIs, and in his second at-bat in the third inning, he hit a double that set the stage for a large number of runs.
Because Ko Young-pyo was upset twice with long hits, the KT Ace collapsed with 6 runs in 5 innings, ending the streak of quality starts (3 or fewer earned runs in 6 innings or more) in consecutive games.
After the game, Lee Joo-hyung smiled brightly, saying, “The batters in front created a scoring situation from the first inning. It was an important situation, but it was good that I was able to resolve it with my own strength. I am even more happy that it led to victory.”
Lee Joo-hyung explained, “Before the game, (Kim) Jae-woong told me senior Go Young-pyo’s strategy. He said he heard it from (Lee) Jung Hoo-hyung,” adding, “He told me to hit the ball when it floats in front of my eyes, and luckily, that ball came.”
Kim Jae-woong is a close friend of Lee Jeong-hoo as he joined the team. He relayed to Joohyung Lee what he had heard during various conversations, and it led to good results.
Meanwhile, Lee Joo-hyung, who came to Kiwoom through a trade when Choi Won-tae went to the LG Twins last July, is hitting hard every day. He has a batting average of .331 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI in 47 games to date. He even inherited Lee Jeong-hoo’s position as center fielder, earning him the nickname ‘Lee Jeong-hoo’s successor.’
Lee Joo-hyung said, “I play as a center fielder, but I also play as a designated hitter once, and I manage my physical strength well, so I get better results. I am grateful to the manager and training team for taking good care of me. I will do my best without getting sick until the end of the season.” did.