178.8km home run, 181.8km clothesline double.
It is a different level of hitting speed. LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “It’s the top class in the major leagues.”
LG Lee Jae-won is gradually increasing his presence.
On the 16th, against the KT Wiz in Jamsil, Lee Jae-won, who decorated his first home run of the season with a consecutive home run, led the team to a come-from-behind victory with a tremendous double a day later.
On the 17th, Lee Jae-won started as the left fielder at Jamsil KT Match 8 and recorded 1 hit, 3 RBIs and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. The only hit was a come-from-behind three-run double.
The home run the day before was shocking. The solo gun he hit at the bottom of the 4th inning had a batting speed of 178.8km and a flight distance of 136m. His second home run at the bottom of the 7th inning was also a big home run with a distance of 121m at 174.8km.
Coach Yeom said of Lee Jae-won before the game on the 17th, “If you make only in-play batting balls, it is possible to achieve a batting average of 30%.” It belongs to. If the ball goes into play, it is likely to lead to a hit because it is fast.”
Instead, he said he needed experience to hit the target. The ability to cope with manned forces is still poor. That’s why Jaewon Lee is placed at number 8. It means to adapt to the manned pitches of first-team pitchers while making your own swing feel free. Coach Yeom did not hide his expectations, saying, “I think the batting form is complete. What Lee Jae-won needs now is experience.
The 2023 KBO League match between LG Twins and kt Wiz was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 17th. At the bottom of the 4th inning Lee Jae-won scored a goal when Hong Chang-ki hit at the bottom of the 4th inning and was welcomed by his teammates. Jamsil = 스포츠토토
I was able to see how fast and powerful the hit ball was in the game today. Lee Jae-won, who entered the first at-bat with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases at the end of the 2nd inning and was struck out by the KT starting pitcher, did not miss the opportunity with the bases loaded at the end of the 4th inning, which was chased 1-2. He hit Schulser’s 140 km cutter and hit a sweeping double that quickly exceeded center fielder Alford’s height. At this time, the exit velocity was 181.8 km. It was a batted ball that flew away before Alford could catch the landing spot.
This batting ball was the fastest batted ball speed ever recorded this season. Lee Jae-won heard the news after the game and revealed his aspirations, saying, “I want to hit the fastest ball ever.”
In the bottom of the 5th inning, he reached base with 1 out, 2nd and 3rd, and 4 pitches from Rousseau. After 1 death, Moon Bo-gyeong’s hit and Park Dong-won’s double made second and third bases, so he gave up the match against Lee Jae-won on the KT bench and carried out the bases-loading operation. We were behind by 3 points, so we had to run a full base strategy to avoid giving up an extra run, and Lee Jae-won, who could hit big things, had to block even outfield flies. Regarding the intentional 4th ball, Lee Jae-won laughed, saying, “It was regrettable that I couldn’t hit it in the chance, but I also felt good.”
In the bottom of the 7th inning, the shortstop hit a battering ball at third base, and was caught by shortstop Kim Sang-soo, who played forward defense, and was out. LG, who turned around with Lee Jae-won’s sweeping double, won 7-3 and maintained 3rd place with 1st place SSG Landers by 1 game.
Lee Jae-won, who hit homeruns in two consecutive hits and the fastest double this season, is now becoming the ‘terrible number 8 hitter’.