“I didn’t think of a home run. I just hit it comfortably.”
The power of Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) who emptied his mind. It is the quality of a superstar to blow one shot at a decisive moment.
The team’s 4-game winning streak, 280 days of sweeping the series, and 977 days of finishing home runs. This is the thrill that Lee Jung-hoo tasted on the 16th.
Lee Jung-hoo led the team to a 2-0 victory with a two-run four in the bottom of the 10th inning of the third game of the weekend series against the KIA Tigers held at Gocheok Sky Dome.
With the victory on this day, Kiwoom recently ran a 4-game winning streak, while KIA fell into a 4-game losing streak. Even at the bottom of the series, which fell during the series, there was no choice but to stay for the time being.
For Lee Jung-hoo, this is the first time in 977 days since the Gocheok Hanwha Eagles game on August 12, 2020.
It was a game where Choi Won-tae (8 innings scoreless, 5K, 82 pitches) and Yang Hyeon-jong (7 innings scoreless, 9K, 104 pitches) played a pitching battle, but the highlight was Lee Jeong-hoo’s one shot. After watching the desperate match, what was Lee Jung-hoo’s inner thoughts when he came to the plate?
“I thought it would be a long hit because it was a pitcher’s game. I didn’t swing with the thought of a home run. I didn’t even get a hit right now… 메이저놀이터 I hit it comfortably, but it went well. The results came out.”
On this day, Lee Jeong-hoo started as a designated hitter instead of a center fielder, but before the home run, he had no hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. He explained, “Actually, I don’t prefer the designated hitter. But our outfield is good, and the coach is using it as a designated hitter in terms of stamina arrangement. did. He added, “KIA pitchers rarely threw misplaced pitches. It’s fortunate that I didn’t miss it at the end.”
Regarding the sluggishness at the beginning of the season, he said, “My batting speed is better than last year. I think batting average is actually luck. It’s not easy. Rather than hitting a bad ball, I try to walk it. I’m doing my best to help the team win.”