Jung Hoon is back, Sutton praised it, Lotte got stronger

On the 4th of last month, Jung Hoon of the Lotte Giants was notified of going to the 2nd division one month after the start of the regular season. At the time, Lotte coach Larry Sutton emphasized that he was a ‘required player’, but he expressed regret that he had not been able to improve his batting condition since the camp.먹튀검증

Jung-Hoon started playing Futures League matches less than a week after he was removed from the first team entry.

Jeong-hoon, who stayed in the 2nd team for 4 weeks, had 10 games, 27 at-bats, 12 hits, a batting average of 0.444, 1 home run and 4 RBIs in 10 games. On the 26th and 27th of last month, Jung Hoon completed the final inspection by achieving multi-hits in two consecutive games against the Gyeongsan Samsung Lions.

Jung Hoon, who came up to the first team with the beginning of June, played as a substitute in the match against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 1st. The next day, in the home game against the KIA Tigers, he was named in the starting lineup as the fifth hitter and first baseman. Considering the fact that there was a lot of travel due to the Seoul expedition and the fact that the opponent selection was left-handed pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong, Jung-hoon was given the opportunity to start.

Jung Hoon perfectly lived up to the command tower’s expectations. He went 2-for-1 with 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, and two walks.

He also stood out for his operational ability. At the end of the first inning, when the team was leading 2-0, he succeeded in sacrificing bunts on first and second bases, sending two men to third and second bases, respectively. Afterwards, Lotte added 5 more points with Kim Min-seok’s 1 RBI and Lee Hak-joo’s cap. At the end of the first inning, the gap between the two teams widened to 7 points, and the weight of the game was tilted towards Lotte early on. Lotte, who succeeded in suppressing the baseline, won 14-2.

Even though he didn’t get on base himself, Lotte was able to continue the chance thanks to Jeong-hoon’s sacrifice bunt. The command tower also expressed satisfaction with Jung Hoon’s performance ahead of the game on the 3rd.

Coach Sutton said, “All the players from 1 to 9 played their roles well, and Jung-hoon, in particular, started the game after a long time and succeeded in a sacrifice bunt at an important moment, leading (the game) in a good mood.” Like Jung-hoon’s bunt), the small elements of the game that our team envisioned have improved a lot,” he said with a smile.

Jung Hoon’s performance continued on the 3rd. Jeong-hoon, who was excluded from the starting lineup that day, played as a pinch hitter in place of Kim Min-seok at the bottom of the 6th inning with 2 outs and bases loaded, and hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs against KIA left-hander Lee Jun-young. In the bottom of the eighth, he went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and even made a double. The main character of the game was Lee Hak-joo, who had a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th inning, but it was Jeong-hoon who laid the foundation for a come-from-behind victory.

As a result, having enough time to reorganize was a big help to Jung-hoon. After the game on the 2nd, Jung Hoon also looked back and said, “I think the feeling of hitting has improved as I played a lot at bats in the 2nd team.”

From the team’s point of view, it not only expands the range of player appointments, but it is a great help for Jung-hoon to play a pivotal role as a veteran among young players. Although it is Jeong-hoon who is heading towards ‘Bulguk’, he is still a must-have player for Lotte.

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