LG Twins right fielder Lee Jae-won made his presence felt with a three-hit performance and two stolen bases.
LG extended its winning streak to five 먹튀검증 games with a 17-8 victory in game 15 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday. The season record is 61 wins, 2 ties, and 35 losses.
Lee Jae-won, batting eighth and starting in left field, went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two doubles, and two runs scored. It was Lee’s second three-hit game of the season after May 16 against the KT Wiz in Jamsil, and his first time stealing two bases in a game since his debut.
His most notable play was a double steal that took the wind out of the opponent’s sails. In the bottom of the second inning with his team leading 3-2, Lee Jae-won, who was on third base with runners on first and third, completed a double steal with Hong Chang-ki at first base. Kiwoom catcher Kim Dong-heon threw the ball to second base, and Lee Jae-won, who saw that Kim hadn’t cut off the throw in the middle, scored on the play.
“It felt good to help the team win,” said Lee Jae-won after the game, “Coach Park Yong-geun told me to be ready, so I stayed in that position, and when (Kim) ducked, I executed it right away, so I think it worked out well.”
Lee Jae-won, who contributed to the team’s victory with three hits, said, “I think it was just like that. I don’t think I hit well, but I think it’s right to keep it going. I’ve been trying to maintain a good feeling lately, so when my batting goes up, it goes up, and when it goes down, it goes down. I’m trying to go with the flow,” and shared his thoughts, saying, “I think I’m more concerned with timing than trying to hit lightly.”
Lee Jae-won, who hasn’t had a hit in over two months, ending on May 24 against the Incheon SSG Landers, said, “I honestly don’t want a home run. “Last week against Kiwoom, I thought, ‘It’s okay,’ but it didn’t go over, so I thought, ‘Maybe I’m not good,’ so I practiced more to make it feel better,” he said.
This season, Lee missed the regular season opener with a sore left side, and then suffered another thigh injury in late May. Even after returning to full health, he struggled to get opportunities.
“Looking back at the moment I got injured, it wasn’t easy. I was thinking a lot and shaking a lot,” he said, adding, “I have to prepare a lot because the best player has to go out for the team to win. If I continue to prepare and do well, the opportunity will come, and I will be able to seize it,” she said.