Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo led his team to victory with four hits and two RBIs.바카라사이트
The second game of a three-game weekend series between Kiwoom and SSG took place at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 1st. Kiwoom had lost to SSG the previous day, snapping a losing streak to SSG at home in Gocheok dating back to August last year. Kiwoom was uncharacteristically weak against SSG.
Lee Jung-hoo went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead his team to victory. Kiwoom also managed to end their losing streak against SSG with a 6-3 victory.
On the first day of July, Lee added four more hits, raising his batting average to 3-for-1. He is 12th in the league in batting average and tied for fourth in the league in hits with 89.
Lee suffered a severe hitting slump at the beginning of the season. By mid-May, his batting average was in the low double digits.
Since making his professional debut in 2017, Lee has never hit below 3.3 in any year since 2017, when he hit 3.2-for-4.
Last year, he was named the league MVP after leading his team to the Korean Series with a .344 average, 23 home runs, and 113 RBIs.
Lee had a slow start to the season after making his professional debut this year. He even changed his batting stance ahead of the season, only to revert back to his old stance when his batting struggled.
His worries about his batting slump proved to be unfounded. Lee improved his hitting from mid-May onwards, and on 11 June, he finally returned to a .300 batting average.
Lee topped both the fan vote (51.9% – 1,242,579 out of 2,392,236 votes) and the player vote (77.7% – 276 out of 3,555 votes) in the All-Star Game poll announced by the KBO on 26 June.
This is only the second time in history that a player has topped both the fan and player ballots for an All-Star Game, joining Yang Ji in the 2018 season.
This is the fifth consecutive season that Lee has received the most All-Star votes and the sixth time in his career that he has been named to the Best 12.
For a while, baseball fans were worried about Lee’s performance, but the national “hitting genius” hasn’t changed his form.