‘Jamsil Big Boy’ LG Lee Jae-won, when will he respond to the director’s trust? Lee Jae-won’s no-hit silence is getting longer.
Lee Jae-won made a long-awaited start as the second left fielder against Jamsil KT on the 4th. On this day, KT selected left-hander Benjamin. It was considered that Lee Jae-won, a right-handed hitter, had a good performance against Benjamin with 2 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run).
However, the results were not good. Rather than his opponent’s performance, Lee Jae-won’s recent sluggish batting continued.
Lee Jae-won was out with a fly ball to center fielder after one out in the first inning. LG pursued 2-4 with Hong Chang-ki’s 2 RBIs and 2 bases in the 2nd inning. Jae-Won Lee entered the plate at second base safely, and the runner advanced to third base due to an error in the pitcher’s check on a two-ball, two-strike. However, Lee Jae-won failed to score a sacrifice hit and withdrew by striking out on a swing.
Lee Jae-won was also out with 2nd out and 1st base in the 5th inning as he struck out on a swing. Then he was replaced by Moon Seong-joo during the defense in the 6th inning.
Before the game, head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop mentioned Lee Jae-won. He said that if Lee Jae-won’s hitting feeling improves, the frequency of appearances will increase. Director Yeom said, “When Lee Jae-won goes on a business trip, Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki can take a break and arrange their stamina. He said, “If you hit a certain amount in July and August, the frequency of business trips will increase.”
When the heat wave starts, the role of backup becomes important. This is because we have to pay attention to preventing injuries while arranging the physical strength of key players.
Manager Yeom said, “Lee Jae-won has not been very good lately, so I trained more than participating in games. He trained a lot indoors with Son Ho-young on a schedule of going to work early and leaving work late. The hitting coaches had a lot of trouble,” he said.
Lee Jae-won hit a double in his first at-bat against Doosan on June 18 and went 4 at-bats without a hit. After that, it was a no-hit slump in 18 consecutive at-bats until the 5th against KT. 2 walks, 1 sacrifice fly, no hit in 15 at-bats.
On June 27, he played as a substitute against SSG in Incheon and scored 1 RBI with a sacrificial fly to center fielder with 1 bases loaded. The large foul home run hitting the side of the left pole before the sacrifice hit was impressive.
He has the power to hit a ball that looks like a bullet if it hits the center of the bat, and hits a long hit with great distance. I hit two home runs against KT in mid-May, and the distances were 136m and 121m. His exit velocity was over 175 km/h. 메이저놀이터
Director Yeom mentioned Park Byeong-ho’s power and compared it to Lee Jae-won. He acknowledged the potential that he could become the ‘second Park Byeong-ho’. After his last season, he was about to enlist in the military, but gave up his support for the Sangmu baseball team and stayed.
However, he is batting 6-for-3 (1-for-16) in his last 10 games, batting 1.7-for-6 (12-for-68) and 3 home run OPS of .619 in 33 games this season. Lee Jae-won, who suffered side injuries twice during spring camp and demonstration games, was regretful that he suffered a thigh muscle injury at the end of May. Since returning in early June, he has been sluggish with 2 hits in 31 at-bats (batting average of 6 and 5 runs).