Jung-Hoo Lee (San Francisco Giants) recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game after returning from a hamstring strain.

Lee started in center field in the Giants’ exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday (June 23).

The Giants and Cubs played two games simultaneously at each other’s home ballparks with split squads. Jung-hoo Lee and other starters played in the home game.

After going 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI against the Los Angeles Angels on April 21, Lee went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored. His batting average improved to 4-for-1 on the season. It’s his second straight multi-hit, high-sensitivity game since returning from a week of hamstring discomfort against the Cincinnati Reds on April 14.

San Francisco started Lee Jung-hoo (center field), Jorge Soler (designated hitter), Ramonte Wade Jr. (first base), Matt Chapman (third base), Michael Conforto (left field), Tyro Estrada (second base), Mike Yastrzemski (right field), Patrick Bailey (catcher) and Nick Ahmed (shortstop).

Starting for the Cubs was Javier Asad. Assad, who made his big league debut in 2022, is a right-hander who went 5-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 32 appearances (10 starts) last year.

San Francisco made a pitching change after starter Logan Webb gave up four runs in the first inning. The Cubs then went on a batting tear and Seiya Suzuki hit a grand slam to make it 9-0.

Lee Jung-hoo singled in the bottom of the first and was retired on a fielder’s choice off Assad.

In the third, he grounded out to first base.

After being hit by a pitch in his first two at-bats, he managed to get a multi-hit game.

San Francisco cut the deficit to 4-10 in the fourth inning, and with two outs and two runners on base, Lee lined a single up the middle against reliever Kane Yukert to bring home a runner from second. It made it 5-10. 스포츠토토 Soler followed with a single to left and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Lee then attempted a double steal and stole third. She scored when Wade Jr. hit an infield single to second that deflected off the pitch.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 8-12, Lee faced Thomas Pannoni. The pitcher was familiar to Lee, as he played for KIA for the past two years. Lee singled up the middle to put runners on first and second.

Soler followed with a double to center, and Lee scored from first base. Lee was removed from the game in the top of the seventh inning.

Lee went 1-for-1 with a walk, a hit, a stolen base, and a run scored against Cincinnati on April 14 before being replaced in the fourth inning. There was a reason for the change early in the game. Manager Bob Melvin said, “Jung-Hoo Lee felt some discomfort in his hamstring. It’s not a big deal, but we didn’t want to overuse him,” said manager Bob Melvin. It was a pampering move for Lee, who has already become a key player for the San Francisco Power.

Lee took a week off and returned on the 21st.

He had a multi-hit game against Angels left-handed starter Tyler Anderson and a long ball. Upon his return, he was 100% against left-handed pitching.

He hit Anderson’s first pitch in the first inning for an infield single to the second base side of the plate, then drew a walk in his second at-bat with two outs in the third. Down 0-1 in the fifth inning with two outs, he hit a double to left-center to tie the game at 1-1. After three at-bats, Lee was replaced by a pinch-hitter at second base.

Lee was given the day off for an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 22. Since it was an away game, the main players, including Lee, stayed at home to train, and Lee returned to the lineup on the 23rd against the Cubs, recording his second straight multi-hit game.

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