LG Twins hitting coach Lee Ho-joon (47), who has been rumored to be the new manager of the SSG Landers ahead of the Korean Series (KS), threw up his hands and denied the speculation that he would be appointed as a manager .”It’s not true,” Lee said when asked by reporters ahead of the 2023 KBO KS First Round home game against KT WIZ at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on July 7, “I didn’t have an interview and I didn’t sign a contract. I was only told to prepare for the interview.” “Right now, all the players are dedicated to winning the KS title for the first time in 29 years,” he said, adding, “I will also enjoy the KS feast with the players. “”I was worried that I would cause damage to the team (because of the article),” he said, adding, “I also apologized to the captain (Oh Ji-hwan) in this regard.” The coach also said, “The players were happy to move on. I was very grateful. “SSG, which recently fired former head coach Kim Won-hyung, is in the process of selecting its next head coach .There are many candidates in the running, and Lee Ho-joon is one of them. , a media outlet reported that the selection process has been finalized .Lee is a proven leader. He was hired as LG’s hitting coach in 2022 and led the team to the KS with a strong batting lineup.
LG ranked third in team batting average (0.269) and third in team home runs (118) last year under Lee, and first in team batting average (0.279) this year. Lee also explained why the LG bats were so strong in the regular season this year against KS’s Game 1 starter, Ko Young-pyo, and likely Game 2 starter, William Cuevas. “I think we had the upper hand in the momentum battle,” Lee said. “Our hitters are especially confident when they face Ko and Cuevas. I think they will do well in today’s game. “On the other hand, when asked why they were weak against KT’s foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin, he said, “According to our analysis, Benjamin only threw great pitches in our game,” adding, “It’s not that our hitters couldn’t hit. “In four games against LG this season, Ko Young-pyo had a 7.36 ERA, Cuevas struggled with an 11.45 ERA, 무료슬롯게임 and Benjamin had an exceptional 0.84 ERA in five games.