Kiwoom Heroes won 10-8 against Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 9th 먹튀검증.
Kiwoom is currently facing a breakup with the team’s top star. The main character is Lee Jung-hoo. He swept a number of titles, including the 2022 KBO League MVP. After the end of this season, it is certain to advance to the Major League through the posting system.
Lee Jung-hoo overcame his early slump and showed his class, raising his batting average to 0.319. However, on the 24th, damage to the left ankle was confirmed, and the out was confirmed for about three months. Due to the nature of Kiwoom, which seems difficult to advance to the playoffs this season, it is practically unlikely that Lee Jung-hoo will play in a uniform. Therefore, fans may have already parted ways with the team’s franchise star a little early.
Because of this, Kiwoom started rebuilding early. On the 24th, he sent Choi Won-tae, a domestic ace, to LG and instead obtained the right to nominate Lee Ju-hyung, Kim Dong-kyu, and 20241R. From Kiwoom’s point of view, utility fielder Lee Joo-hyung was the core of the trade.
Lee Ju-hyung was LG’s favorite prospect. However, it was necessary to reinforce the starting lineup to win and inevitably gave him up. Kiwoom lost its semi-scale domestic selection, but was able to secure the core of the rebuilding.
And Lee Ju-hyung has met that expectation to some extent so far. In the match against Lotte this time, Lee Joo-hyung hit a huge double in the bottom of the fourth inning with no outs and a full base, recording two RBIs. He also scored multiple on-base hits with one more walk and contributed to the team’s victory based on the batters.
Until the 10th, Lee Joo-hyung’s batting average is 0.296, and he is wielding a hard blow of 0.308 only after moving to Kiwoom. Of course, batting average alone cannot fill Lee Jung-hoo’s presence, but it is a great boon that he has found a player with a possibility to replace him at least gradually.
Kiwoom fans are in a sad situation ahead of breaking up with Lee Jung-hoo (LJH). However, a young gun named Lee Ju-hyung (LJH) is flying, which relieves the sadness a little.