Lee Seong-gyu of the Samsung Lions set out to solidify the home run king in the demonstration game.
Lee Seong-kyu started as center fielder in the first exhibition game against Doosan held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 25th and hit a two-run home run in the third inning. His fifth home run in his exhibition game kept the gap to the second place group (three home runs) at two. Samsung won 5-3, and this home run became the final home run for two days in a row, following the reverse three-run home run against Kiwoom on the 24th the previous day.
Thanks to Lee Seong-gyu’s one-shot, Samsung secured the No. 1 spot with 메이저놀이터a 7-game winning streak.
Lee Seong-gyu, who was withdrawn with an outfield floating ball in the first at-bat in the first inning, exploded again in the third inning. It was 0-0 with one out and third base. Lee Seong-gyu, who was in the second at-bat, pulled Doosan starter Park Shin-ji’s first pitch of 141km fastball without hesitation and passed it over the left wall. It was a large batted ball with a distance of 115m, which made it clear that it was a home run the moment it hit. The home run race that ignited at Lions Park passed Gocheok and led to the widest Jamsil Bee.
Commentator Shim Jae-hak, who relayed Lee Seong-gyu’s unstoppable swing, threw a prophecy amid rave reviews.
He confidently prophesied, “Many of the home runs recorded in the demonstration games came under pressure,” and predicted, “There may be some people who have doubts about how it will be in the regular season, but I guarantee Lee Seong-gyu’s success this season.” Commissioner Shim Jae-hak, who has been famous as a hard hitter since his amateur days, recorded 149 home runs in his professional career through LG Hyundai Doosan KIA. With his long experience as a hitting coach, he has a keen eye for players in his solid batting theory. It’s a believable joke. In fact, Commissioner Shim said, “Last year, Kim Hyun-joon’s success was also predicted.
Lee Seong-gyu has definitely changed.
In a recent interview in Daegu, Lee Seong-gyu said, “I think my swing rate has decreased a lot since I decided on my own course and zone.” said.
Combining the confidence that comes from repetition of success with his outstanding athleticism, he has more room at bat. This is the reason why the demonstration game, which is going on while erasing anxiety, is meaningful. He is said to “hit the ball as he sees it”. The unstoppable attack on the first ball is an expression of confidence.
Lee Seong-gyu, who emerged as the biggest hit product in the exhibition game. Will the first year of Lee Seong-gyu’s success following Kim Hyun-joon become a reality in the prophecy of Shim Jae-hak? The long-awaited efforts are ripening into proud fruits.