“I feel sorry for my teammates. I keep saying, ‘I will show a good image in the future’, but if you wait a little bit, I want to keep my promise.”
Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG Twins match held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 10th and played a big role with 2 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 walk and 2 points in 4 at-bats.
Kiwoom won 11-1 with Lee Jeong-hoo’s performance and broke the chain of 5 consecutive losses. Lee Jung-hoo had hits in 3 consecutive games and produced multi-hits in 7 games. His batting average for the season rose from 0.222 to 0.231.
After the game, Lee Jung-hoo said, “(Choi) Won-tae threw very well, and he turned around with a score in the second half, ending the losing streak with a good game.”
Lee Jung-hoo’s performance this season is very strange. He has appeared in 30 games and he remains with a batting average of 0.231 with 3 home runs and 18 RBI OPS of 0.686. Lee Jung-hoo looked back and said, “I have a difficult feeling, but it went beyond the level of being difficult. So I didn’t get a lot of stress and just felt frustrated. It worked well in practice, but it didn’t work in the game, so I felt frustrated.”
Was Lee Jung-hoo conscious of his grades? He said, “I think I’ve been conscious a little bit. The slump has been longer than I thought, but it’s still early in the season. There are more games to do. Still, I feel good in this game, and whether it goes well or not, if the results come out well,” he said. I think I’ll be able to go up soon.”
Lee Jung-hoo continues to search for a breakthrough. He said, “The routines I always did during practice were the ones I did when it fit well, but I think it went in a bad direction when I continued with those methods in a bad state. I’m emptying my thoughts,” he said.
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki eased the burden by changing Lee Jung-hoo’s batting order to No. 1 when he suffered a slump during the month of April. Lee Jung-hoo said, “The coach gave a lot of consideration, such as going to the number 1 hitter and designated hitter. I feel responsible for that. Actually, I have nothing to say even if I go down to the 2nd team, but the coach gave me trust and through the interview, I said, ‘I can play comfortably in a comfortable batting order. He said a good thing, saying, “I just need to raise my senses. I thank the director,” expressing his heart. 안전놀이터
At the same time, Lee Jung-hoo pledged his resurrection. He said, “I feel sorry for the team members. I keep saying, ‘I will show you a good image in the future’, but if you wait a little bit, I want to keep my promise.”