Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Park Joo-hong (22) was left out of the first team entry. It was Park Joo-hong, who had been listed on the 1st team entry just two days ago, but was sent down to the 2nd team again.
Director Hong Won-ki, who leads the Kiwoom Heroes, made changes to the first team entry ahead of the 13th game of the season with the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Samsung Lions held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 25th.
Outfielder Lee Hyeong-jong and infielder Kim Soo-hwan were raised, and outfielders Kim Jun-wan and Park Ju-hong were lowered to the second group. Along with Lee Hyeong-jong, Park Joo-hong’s erasure stands out. Park Joo-hong was called up to the first team on the 23rd. However, he left only a disappointing record with 3 strikeouts in 3 at-bats against the Gocheok Doosan Bears the previous day.
The Futures League is good with a batting average of 0.316, 49 hits, 8 homers, 29 RBIs and 34 points in 46 games, but the first team is poor with a batting average of 0.136, 6 hits, 1 RBI and 5 runs in 24 games. Director Hong Won-ki is also very sorry that he has not been able to perform outstandingly since joining the first nomination in 2020. While playing four seasons in the first team, his batting average of 0.171 was all he played in 81 games.메이저사이트
Coach Hong Won-ki, whom we met before the game, said, “Park Joo-hong is a sore finger. He is a player who is highly expected by the club and on the field. He has good grades in the 2nd team, but it doesn’t seem easy to adapt to the 1st team. Seeing him do it the day before, I think he needs more preparation,” he regretted.
Lee Hyeong-jong, who had a batting average of 0.223 in the first team this season, came up. This is the first call-up in 23 days since it went down on the last 3 days. Lee Hyeong-jong, who played 8 games in the Futures League, showed a batting average close to 30% (0.296, 8 hits and 6 RBIs in 27 at-bats), and adjusted his hitting feel.
Coach Hong Won-ki said, “It’s been almost a month since Lee Hyeong-jong went down. He needs to check the batting etc. that he had in mind in the 2nd group. He is also the only left-handed hitter in the outfield. Judging that he needed a right-handed hitter, he raised Lee Hyeong-jong and Kim Soo-hwan.”
Kiwoom was swept against Gocheok Doosan during the week before leaving for Daegu. They are at the bottom of the league with 46 wins, 67 losses and 3 draws. 3 consecutive losses.
Manager Hong said, “The team continues to go in a bad mood. The losing streak is getting used to. For a team to be good, it must not have a losing streak. It is a complicated situation,” he said.
Kiwoom will go in the order of third baseman Song Seong-moon, second baseman Kim Hye-seong, left fielder Ronnie Dawson, shortstop Kim Hwi-jip, center fielder Lee Joo-hyung, right fielder Joo Seong-won, designated hitter Lim Byeong-wook, first baseman Kim Soo-hwan, and catcher Kim Si-ang. The starting pitcher is Ahn Woo-jin.