He might still be Jun-woo Jeon, but he was still Jun-woo Jeon. Lotte Giants’ Jeon Jun-woo continued his home run streak with a grand slam in left field.
Lotte won 7-4 against the SSG Landers at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 16. It was Lotte’s third consecutive winning series.
Jun-woo Jeon, who started as the No. 4 designated hitter, continued his home run streak from the previous day’s game. Jeon flied out to center field with runners on first and second in the first inning, but he didn’t miss his chance in the fifth inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, he led off with a walk, but was thrown out at home on a short fly ball to center field by Ko Seung-min with one out. Jeon was devastated. However, he was later retired.
In the bottom of the fifth, with runners on first and second, he lined a 137-kilometer pitch from Park Jong-hoon for a three-run home run to left field. It made it 4-2.
The score was tied at 4-4 in the sixth, but Lee made it 5-4 with a pinch-hit RBI double, and in the seventh, he led off with a walk and came around to score on Ahn Kwon-soo’s double to left-center. He finished 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI and two runs scored.
This is Jeon’s fourth consecutive multi-hit game. Despite being the youngest player on the team, he also leads the team in home runs with 12. “I’m trying to hit it right to the center,” he said. The home runs just keep coming and coming and coming, so I think it’s going well,” he said, explaining the circumstances of his home run: “Jong-hoon was throwing hard and I was looking for the body. In the first inning, I think I was pushed because I had power, and in the fifth inning, I think my power dropped because I threw more than 100 pitches. I think that’s why I got a good hit,” he explained.
He hasn’t been hitting well lately, but along with Jeong Hoon and Ahn Chi-hong, his batting has been picking up. “After a long season, it’s bound to come 먹튀검증 up and I thought it would come up, but there was also a sense of urgency to get better quickly because the team was losing as well, so I think I’ve gotten better at the right time,” he reflected.
Jun-woo signed a relatively cheap four-year, 3.4 billion won free agent contract ahead of the 2020 season. He will be eligible for a second free agency after this season. “Actually, right now, I only care about the team winning. I can’t think about free agency. I will focus on winning one game at a time,” he said emphatically.