The LG Twins, who played 32 out of 144 games, boasted an all-time high batting average of 0.292 from 1st to 9th. In addition to batting average, 317 hits (1st), 164 RBIs (1st), 172 runs scored (1st), run batting average 0.318 (1st), OPS 0.382 (1st), slugging percentage 0.399 (1st), excluding team home runs. He ranks first in all hitting metrics.
Even while getting 152 walks (1st place), he strikes out only 186 times (9th place), and is a fearsome batting line that harasses the opposing pitcher as much as possible and records hits.
LG also has a problem. It is Kim Hyun-soo’s sluggishness. Until the last day of April, Kim Hyun-soo recorded a batting average of 0.400, but his batting pace dropped sharply in May. It has been hitless in 20 at-bats since the last 3 days.스포츠토토 His batting average also dropped to 0.324. He still has a high batting average, but his recent sluggishness is not serious.
Kim Hyun-soo complained of back pain ahead of the game on the 25th of last month and was excluded from the starting lineup. It was Kim Hyun-soo, who had a batting average of 0.400 (28 hits in 70 at-bats), 1 home run, and 17 RBIs in 19 games after the season opened, ranking first in batting average and second in RBI. He wasn’t in any major injuries or pain, but he chose to give him a break along with his colon as a precaution.
Even after his return, he only appears as a designated hitter. However, a slight discomfort in his lower back made normal hitting difficult. His blows respond sensitively to subtle changes in his body. Looking at recent games, Kim Hyun-soo can’t use his waist properly and his timing shows a little bit late. When he hits, his back turns, and then his shoulders and knees have to turn, but he can often be seen hitting the ball only with his hands. Because of his back problem, he can’t power up when he hits, so even well-hit balls can’t reach and are caught by the outfielders.
However, Kim Hyun-soo’s slump will not last long. Kim Hyun-soo is the league’s representative hitter. He became the batting champion in 2008 and 2018, and in 2008 and 2009, he was called the “hitting machine” and won the title with the most hits for two consecutive years. Even now, when his back is uncomfortable, his contact ability is the best to hit the ball accurately with the bat.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop also believes in Kim Hyun-soo’s ability, so even if he has not recorded a hit in the last 20 at-bats, he does not remove him from the starting lineup or change during the game. Fixed with 3 hitters every game.
In the home game against Kiwoom on the 11th, Kim Hyun-soo was sluggish with no hits in 4 at-bats. Although the team won 1-0, Kim Hyun-soo often showed a break in the flow when he was at bat. In LG, Hong Chang-ki and Moon Seong-joo lead off with high on-base rates, giving Kim Hyun-soo many chances to score. If Kim Hyeon-soo finds his condition as soon as possible, LG can score more easily.
Meanwhile, LG, which has finished its 3-game series during the week with a winning series, will move to Samsung Lions Park in Daegu and play 3-game series against Samsung on the weekend. Currently, LG is in 3rd place, 1.5 games behind 2nd place Lotte.