Kiwoom Heroes Lim Ji-yeol (28) is showing off a fierce sense of hitting.
Lim Ji-yeol started as first baseman No. 6 in the match against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 14th and recorded 2 hits and 1 point in 4 at-bats. Kiwoom lost 4-6 despite Lim Ji-yeol’s performance.
Lim Ji-yeol, who played as first baseman in this year’s opening game, failed to hit in the first three games of the season and showed a sluggish performance, such as only one hit in six games, and eventually went down to the second team on the 9th of last month. However, he played an active role in the Futures League with a batting average of 3.1 (13 hits in 42 at-bats), 1 home run, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of .883 in 13 games in the Futures League.
Lim Ji-yeol, who returned to the first team, is showing a different appearance from April. He hit a walk-off two-run home run in the last 12 game and hit a home run in two consecutive games in the 13 game. In the last 14 games토토사이트, he recorded a multi-hit, and in the last 3 games, he drove 6 hits in 12 at-bats, 1 home run and 7 RBIs.
In an interview before the game on the 14th, manager Hong Won-ki said, “The flow of his recent batting line is good. It is positive that he explodes a little in the bottom line and connects as he gets on base. Lim Ji-yeol took a very large part. It is true that he is helping a lot in hitting as he hits the decisive home run.”
Lim Ji-yeol, who left a strong impression as a fall hero by hitting home runs in the semi-playoffs, playoffs, and Korean series in last year’s postseason, said in an interview after hitting a walk-off home run on the 12th, “Last year’s fall baseball experience was very helpful. It seems. It is a great asset to me. In fact, I always want to hit a home run at such a crucial moment. I always had that mindset, but it feels really good to hit a home run at such a crucial moment,” he said, expressing his determination to continue his activities in baseball last fall.
Lim Ji-yeol, who unfortunately missed the opportunity to be the first baseman at the beginning of the season, is showing a better appearance after Kiwoom traded Lee Won-seok to strengthen the first and third baseman positions. Lim Ji-yeol emphasized, “We recruited senior (Lee) Won-seok from the team, but there is nothing to be regretted about.” It hasn’t been long since Won-seok senior came as a trade, but I feel that he is a really good teammate.”
Lim Ji-yeol, who regretted saying, “I was so bad at the beginning that I couldn’t help the team,” said, “I’m glad I was able to help the team on time. His hitting feeling has improved a lot. It is still in the process of getting better, and it will get better in the future.