LEE JOO-HYUNG STARTED HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER WITH LG, HIT HIS FIRST KBO HOME RUN IN A KIWOOM UNIFORM

SEOUL (Yonhap) – Lee Ju-hyung, 22, who started his professional career with the LG Twins, hit his first home run in the KBO in a Kiwoom Heroes uniform. Lee Ju-hyung, batting fifth and playing center field in the first inning of a 1-0 game against visiting LG at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday, took advantage of a 스포츠토토존 134-kilometer-per-hour changeup from LG starter Casey Kelly and drove a two-run arch over the right field wall. The pitch traveled 125 meters at 166.5 kilometers per hour .It was Lee’s first home run in the big leagues in 37 games and 52 at-bats. Kiwoom sent starter Choi Won-tae to LG on March 29 in a trade that included outfielder Lee Joo-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-gyu and a first-round pick in the 2024 rookie draft .Strengthening LG’s starting rotation was the centerpiece of the trade .However, the trade also opened up opportunities for Lee Joo-hyung.A right-handed hitter who was selected by LG with the 13th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 KBO Draft, Lee was unable to break through LG’s thick outfield and only played 32 games with the first team. He bounced back and forth between the infield and outfield to make the first team. Kiwoom slotted Lee into the starting lineup immediately after the trade, locking him in at center field .Lee Joo-hyung, who broke down in tears during an interview on LG’s YouTube channel, told reporters on the 3rd, “I received a lot of support from my seniors and fans even though I didn’t show anything at LG. I got teary-eyed because I was crying.” He also said, “At LG, it was hard to stand in one at-bat, but at Kiwoom, I stand in four at-bats a day. I don’t consider myself a starter yet. I’m going to cherish every at-bat and do my best. “After showing off his precision with a 5-for-15 (.333) 스포츠토토 batting average in four games from July 29 to July 2, Lee showed off his long ball power on the third day with a cool home run in his first at-bat.

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