07 May

Also, Lee Jeong-hoo had a Home Run Stolen at Fenway Park... No Hit Against Boston

Even in defense, I missed a hit in the strong sunlight... Immediately made up for it with a diving catch.

Jeong-hoo Lee (25, San Francisco Giants) finished his last visit with the Boston Red Sox, who had been extremely unlucky, with no hits.

Lee Jung-hoo was silent with no hits in four at-bats in the visiting game against Boston in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 3rd (Korean time).

The season batting average went down to 0.250.

Lee Jeong-hoo cried from his first at-bat in the first inning due to bad luck.

As soon as the umpire declared a play ball, he hit Boston starter Josh Winkoski's first pitch and fired a large ball toward center field.

The well-hit ball did not go over the fence and was caught by the Boston center fielder's glove.

The exit speed was 103 miles per hour (about 165.8 km) and the distance was 400 feet (about 122 m).

On this day, players from both teams flew the furthest among the close hits, and the expected batting average (xBA) was 0.800.

According to Baseball Savant, a website that discloses MLB Statcast data, Lee Jeong-hoo's batted ball was a home run in 10 of the 30 MLB stadiums, including Oracle Park, the home stadium.

At Fenway Park, Lee Jeong-hoo faced the misfortune of having his home-run balls caught by fielders three times.

In the game on the 1st, a ball with a distance of 377 feet (about 115 m) that would have been a home run in 26 of 30 stadiums was caught by the right fielder, and on the 2nd, a ball with a distance of 360 feet (about 110 m) that would have been a home run in 14 stadiums was again caught by the right fielder headed.

Lee Jeong-hoo was out with fly balls in the remaining three at-bats.

All of the balls were hit well, but each time they went directly in front of the fielder.

He has managed to turn many ground balls into fly balls by adjusting his launch angle, but he is not having any luck yet.

Even in defense, Lee Jeong-hoo left something to be desired.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, with one out and no runner on base, Lee Jeong-hoo was unable to catch the ball due to the strong sunlight when Sedan Raffaella's ordinary fly ball to center field.

Even though he was wearing sunglasses and trying desperately to block the sun with his hands, he missed the hit.

The official record is a double.

With two outs, Lee Jeong-hoo caught Jaron Duran's sharp straight hit with a wonderful diving catch, tying the runner he sent out to second base, and then hit the ground hard.

With the score tied 1-1, San Francisco scored the winning run in the 7th inning with three consecutive hits by Patrick Bailey, Matt Chapman, and Tyro Estrada, then added one point with Nick Ahmed's sacrifice fly to take a 3-1 lead.

San Francisco kept the score and won 3-1, making it 15 wins and 17 losses.

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