“You’ve got to come with the cleanup trio.” Lee Jung-hoo (outfielder), a left-handed hitter representing the KBO league, including his team Kiwoom Heroes, moved the batting order to a cleanup trio rather than a table setter.
From the 26th to the 28th, Kiwoom will play three weekend home games against the Lotte Giants at the Gocheok Sky Dome. Prior to the game on the 26th, the first day of the three-game series, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki mentioned Lee Jung-hoo, the “signboard hitter,” in a meeting with the on-site reporters. It is related to the batting order.
Lee Jung-hoo was named in the starting lineup as the center fielder and third hitter that day. Manager Hong explained, “Lee Jung-hoo needs to raise RBIs with a cleanup trio.”
At the same time, he emphasized, “(Lee Jung-hoo) will gain vitality only when he shows his true appearance in the center lineup.” Lee Jung-hoo was often placed in the first batting order recently.
On this day, the lead-off against Lotte is Kim Jun-wan. The defensive position is left fielder.
Regarding Kim Jun-wan, coach Hong said, “The Futures (2nd team) team reported good on-base percentage and batting performance.”
Left-handed hitter Kim Jun-wan has played in 13 games with the first team since the start of this season, recording a batting average of 20% (3 hits in 15 at-bats) and 2 RBIs. His most recent first-team appearance was an away game against the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 4th.
In the Futures League, he appeared in 10 games and played an active role with a batting average of .421 (7 hits in 17 at-bats), 1 home run and 9 RBIs. Coach Hong worried, “It was our team’s color to harass the opponent’s starting pitcher to increase the number of pitches and make him go down the mound early.
Kiwoom recorded 1 win and 2 losses in three consecutive weeklong expeditions against KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. On the first day of the three consecutive matches, he won 3-1, but on the 24th and 25th he lost to KT 1-4 and 0-3, respectively.안전놀이터
Coach Hong emphasized, “The part where the batting line does not explode well affects the pitching and defense power,” and “creating a lot of scoring chances is the priority.”