Lee Jung-hoo, who is frustrated with his head hanging down at the dugout, is very unfamiliar. But the frustration didn’t last long. He immediately made up his mind, and he turned the bat nonstop, looking at his power analysis data to get ready for his next at-bat. ‘Baseball Genius’ Lee Jung-hoo is constantly working to overcome his slump like this.
Lee Jung-hoo is the best hitter representing the KBO, who won 5 batting crowns (batting average, most hits, RBI, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) last year, including the batting king. However, his batting sluggishness at the beginning of the season is serious.
Some say that there is a problem with adapting to the batting form he changed to increase long hits ahead of this season, but he swung a hard hit at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) with the changed batting form. So he himself is frustrated with the current sluggishness.
As of the 21st, Lee Jung-hoo’s batting average is 0.207. On the 19th, no hits in 6 at bats against Samsung, no hits in 3 at bats against Samsung on the 20th, and no hits until the second at bat against SSG on the 21st. Lee Jeong-hoo, who had been silent lately with no hits in 11 at-bats, even dropped to 10 percent during the game on the 21st.
Lee Jung-hoo’s expression became darker and I could see him sitting alone in the dugout with a depressed expression. But she soon made up her mind and picked up the bat. Even though it was not her turn to bat, Lee Jung-hoo focused on spinning her bat nonstop. After checking Kim Gwang-hyun’s pitch count and speed, he looked at his power analysis data.
After preparing like this in the invisible dugout, he entered the plate for the third matchup with Kim Gwang-hyun. It was the 6th inning when the score was 0-2. Kim Gwang-hyun, who had already thrown 80 pitches, had a fastball speed of 140 km. Kim Gwang-hyun threw a 140km fastball that stabbed deep into the body with a ball count of 3 balls and 2 strikes full count. It was a ball out of the strike zone. However, Lee Jung-hoo put his right elbow on his side and turned the bat briefly and concisely with a body swing. The ball hit the center of the bat flew 110m and became the third home run of the season. It was a scene where he recorded his first hit as a home run in 12 at-bats with a thoroughly prepared swing.
Although the team lost 1-3,안전놀이터 they recorded a hit with a home run in 12 at-bats, and in the fourth at-bat, they showed signs of rebounding by going on base with a walk after a tenacious fight.
In this way, Lee Jung-hoo is working hard to overcome the slump with his unique diligence. ‘Trying genius’ is the most frightening law.
[Lee Jung-hoo, who tried to overcome the slump by continuously turning the bat and looking at the power analysis data in the dugout.