“It was a shame to throw away the outcount” Strong attack instead of sacrifice bunt → Final three run… The transfer student who keeps getting scared, the command tower believes
“It was such a waste to throw away one outcount.”
Lee Joo-hyeong, an outfielder who left the LG Twins and came to Kiwoom Heroes, is proudly establishing himself as the team’s main hitter. The trust of the command tower is getting stronger.
Lee Joo-hyung started the match against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th and hit a final three-run home run against Han Hyun-hee in the 8th inning, giving the team a 5-4 victory.안전놀이터
In a 2-4 situation, it could have been a sacrifice bunt operation to go safely, but the Kiwoom bench did not give a bunt sign to Lee Joo-hyung. Lee Joo-hyeong swung confidently and connected Han Hyun-hee’s 147km fastball 3 with a three-run home run that went over the right fence.
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki, who we met ahead of the Gocheok Lotte match on the 19th, said, “I had no doubts about whether I should order a bunt. It was such a waste to throw away one outcount. If it had been a different situation, a different lineup, I would have been worried.”
“He is in the bottom batting order in the sense of attacking with a comfortable mind, but he is a player who is showing good batting average as well as batting quality. He added that it was such a waste to throw away one out count.”
Director Hong Won-ki watched another part. On the 8th, I saw how Lee Joo-hyung, who withdrew after only 5 strikeouts in the Lotte game held in Gocheok, coped. Both the 8th and the previous day’s starters were Charlie Barnes.
Coach Hong said, “In the game on the 8th, when Barnes started, Lee Joo-hyung struck out five times in a row. So he was very curious about what he would look like this time, but he proved how he prepared. I don’t want to evaluate too much, but I watched carefully that the attack on Barnes was different from last time.”
Lee Joo-hyung also played a big role in the game on the 19th. He went 2-for-1 with 1 RBI, 1 walk and 1 run as the 7th hitter and center fielder. He hit an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and stole second base in the eighth on a stolen base following an opponent’s error. Then, he stepped on the home base when Kim Jun-wan’s double hit, scoring a wedge for the team. He showed a sense of stability in defense as well. He gave Kiwoom a 5-2 victory.
Lee Joo-hyung has played 37 games this season and is making a big success with a batting average of 0.322, 28 hits, 3 homers, 15 RBIs and 17 points. Looking at August alone, he is showing outstanding performance with a batting average of 0.344, 22 hits, 3 home runs, 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored.