Sutton says “you have to paddle when the water is coming in” on Jung-Keun Lee blast

Lotte manager Larry Sutton of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has praised Lee Jung-geun and Lee Jung-hoon for their recent batting performances.

Lee had been battling for playing time with catcher Yoo Kang-nam, a free agent acquisition from LG before the season. However, he took over the catcher’s mantle after Yoo was sidelined with a torn adductor muscle in a game against KIA on July 28.

Since then, Lee has been on fire, batting 5-for-2 with nine RBIs (18 in 34 at-bats) in 15 games in August. For the season, he is batting 4-for-6 (26-for-61).

Lee Jung-hoon, who got his chance to play last month, is batting 4-for-9 (27-for-66) in 25 games this season. In his last 10 games, he has continued his steady performance, batting 3-for-8 with 12 RBIs in 31 at-bats.

“Both Lee Jung-hoon and Jung-in-geun are doing better than expected,” Sutton applauded in an interview before the team’s 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against LG at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 24. “It’s not just one or two games that they’ve done well,” he smiled, “but the periods of good performance are increasing.

As for why they’ve been hitting so well lately, he explained, “We’re getting good pitches, and we’re not missing pitches that are in the strike zone.” “You have to paddle when the water comes in. I hope he can continue his steady performance.”

Lee has recently been batting fourth for the team. “You can see a typical middle-to-long hitter in him,” Sutton said, “He can’t hit 20 to 30 home runs, but he’s a good fit for the center field role.

Lotte was able to get some much-needed rest after their games on April 22-23 were canceled due to rain. Sutton, who had previously expressed concern about the bullpen’s physical condition, was all smiles.토토사이트

“It’s been good for the team,” Sutton said, “because we’ve gotten a lot of rest, and while it can take away from your game, it’s going to have a positive effect on your recovery.” “It’s going to help us a lot, especially with our pitching,” he said.

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