Lee Jeong-hoo, first home run at home stadium… Korean debut season’s longest hitting streak of 11 games – SBS News VRESP

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Lee Jeong-hoo of the San Francisco Giants of the U.S. professional baseball league continued his 11-game hitting streak by hitting his second home run of the season and first at his home stadium.

Jeong-hoo Lee started as the number one hitter and center fielder in the home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, and led the team to a 7-3 victory with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, including a home run, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs.

In his first at-bat in the first inning, Jeong-hoo Lee hit a high fastball on the second pitch from Arizona’s ace Jack Gallen and hit a solo home run that went over the right wall.

Lee Jeong-hoo, who hit a home run 21 days after hitting his major league debut home run against San Diego on the 31st of last month, continued his streak of hitting in 11 consecutive games, surpassing the 10 games of Kang Jung-ho in 2015 and Kim Hyun-soo in 2016, making him the longest big league debut season for a Korean player. He set a new record for consecutive hits in a game.

Lee Jeong-hoo (Photo = AP, Yonhap News)

In the 8th inning, when the team was ahead 6-3, Lee Jeong-hoo kicked Arizona relief pitcher Miguel Castro’s breaking balls with 5 consecutive fouls at 2nd base with one out, and then pushed the outside breaking balls with 2 balls and 2 strikes, hitting a 1 that penetrated the side of the third baseman. He hit an RBI double.

Lee Jeong-hoo also scored on Michael Conforto’s timely hit to the right.

Lee Jung-hoo, who recorded multiple hits in three consecutive games, raised his season batting average to 0.289 and San Francisco won 7-3.

(Photo = AP, Yonhap News)

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