‘Battling 5 Crown’ Lee Jung-hoo’s awkward batting average ‘9 pennies 1 li’, 10% batting average broken in 2195 days

 Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of less than 10% in 2196 days. 

Lee Jung-hoo started as the designated hitter in the match against the LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 6th and recorded no hits and 2 walks in 2 at-bats. 

Lee Jung-hoo, who felt discomfort in his back during weight training on the 4th, missed both the 4th and 5th games. In the game that day, he returned to the starting lineup, but did not defend as a designated hitter. 

Coach Hong Won-ki said in an interview before the game, “Lee Jung-hoo checked his physical condition today, and he said he was fine, so he started the game as a designated hitter. His condition seems fine, but even the slightest pain can be aggravated by overexertion. that’s a bit worrying He said he would take two days off, so it would be nice if he could go right away, but he thought it would be better to start with the designated hitter. The defense expects to be able to go to Changwon for three straight matches,” explained Lee Jung-hoo’s condition. 

Last season, Lee Jung-hoo, who recorded a batting average of 3.49 li (193 hits in 553 bats), 23 homers, 113 RBIs, and OPS of .996 in 142 games, won 5 batting crowns (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, RBIs, and most hits) and won the league MVP. In name and reality, he has risen to the ranks of the best hitters in the KBO League. However, his start this season is not very good. He went 1-for-4 in Opening Day, going 1-for-4 and going hitless for two consecutive games since giving up one hit. His performance this season is 3 games, 9 p. 1 Lee (1-for-11), 1 run, .377 OPS. 

Although he has only played in 3 games, it is really awkward to have a batting average of less than 10% because Lee Jung-hoo has been performing so well. In fact, Lee Jeong-hoo recorded a batting average of less than 10% in KBO League regular season games except for the match on this day, only three games. On March 31, 2017, he debuted in the first team and recorded no hits in one at-bat, and on April 1 and 2 of the same year, he recorded no hits in one at-bat and no hits in three at-bats, respectively. And on the 4th, he had a 3-hit game against Lotte, and his batting average soared to 3.7 5 Lee (3 hits in 8 at-bats). It has been 2195 days since April 3, 2017 that Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of less than 10%. 스포츠토토

Since Lee Jung-hoo is always a hitter who maintains a high batting average, there were few games where he did not exceed 30% batting average. Of his 801 career games, only 84 games (10.5%) had a season batting average of less than 30%. 

Lee Jung-hoo, who announced his advance to the major leagues after the end of this season, seems to be struggling a little from the beginning of the season due to an unexpected injury. However, there is no doubt that Lee Jung-hoo will rebound soon after. Rather, this temporary slump, which can only be seen at the beginning of the season, is expected to serve as an opportunity to disprove how great Lee Jung-hoo has been.

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