Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo is definitely not good. On the 11th, against Doosan in Jamsil, no hits in 5 at-bats and 1 RBI, 5 hits in 29 at-bats in 7 games this season, batting average 0.172, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, OPS 0.560. The stagnation of the batting line and the bullpen search overlap, and it is with Kiwoom, who has lost 5 consecutive losses.
Lee Jung-hoo completely overhauled his batting mechanic this year. The focus was on minimizing side effects by installing the foam to be used in the major leagues a year earlier from next year. Coincidentally, the number of pitchers throwing fast balls is increasing in the KBO League as well. The change to get his arms down and get to the hitting point a little faster is just right.
In the exhibition match with the WBC, the batting pace was good. However, during the demonstration game, Lee Jung-hoo said, “It doesn’t make any sense.” Since the sample is small, it means that the judgment should be made with a long breath. As the pace plummeted with the opening of the regular season, Lee Jung-hoo’s thoughtful comments turned out to be unreasonable. He’s been through minor injuries, so it’s clear that he’s not in normal shape.
It is evident that he has not fully adapted to the changed mechanics. He also seemed to go back to last year’s mechanics again as it didn’t work out. It is true that Kiwoom’s lineup is highly dependent on Lee Jeong-hoo, but it is true that the overall flow is cut off as Lee Jung-hoo is blocked.
Broadcasting the game on the 11th, SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyung, a master of 645 wins in the KBO League, looked at Lee Jung-hoo’s batting average and said, “It’s unfamiliar.” At the same time, he said, “Since it is the beginning of the season, the batting average will go up if you drive, but in fact, the pace at the beginning is not good. Looking at the bat now, it seems that there is an idea that the bat is not coming out more than I thought.”
On this day, Kim Tae-hyeong, who looked at Lee Jeong-hoo’s third at-bat (second baseman’s floating ball) in the top of the 6th inning, gave the following specific diagnosis. “It feels like I keep turning the bat with my face and upper body. The bat came out from the bottom (lower body), and the upper body kept trying to win was seen in the first two at-bats. If the condition is not good, the timing is delayed. He thinks it’s late, so if you try to get over it, he uses his upper body a lot. I’m not the type to carry the power position as much as I used to. I seem to be trying to hit it simply, but I take short steps, but my upper body is slow.”
Even Commissioner Kim said, “When you shoot a bow, don’t you pull it all the way and then shoot it? It feels like pulling and releasing in the middle.” In a word, it means that the movement of the center of gravity from the lower body to the upper body is not working properly. As the arm height changes, the stance also changes from last year’s open form, so something is out of rhythm.
In the baseball world, there is a saying,스포츠토토 “I’m not worried about Lee Jung-hoo.” Lee Jung-hoo has been like that for the past six years. However, Commissioner Kim understood Lee Jung-hoo’s feelings. “That’s what we’re talking about, and I’m sure there will be some frustration,” he said. In reality, Lee Jung-hoo’s expression was not that bright.
It is true that Lee Jung-hoo of the world is a 10%, unfamiliar and questionable. However, Lee Jung-hoo’s self-adjustment ability is also the best in the league. He always fought and won. Moreover, from a year later, we have to fight a bigger fight in the United States. If you think about it, this difficulty may not be anything.