“I may be criticized, but…”
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop of LG called himself a ‘damage’. With a victory on the 9th, he rose to second place in the regular season, what are you talking about all of a sudden? Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop used this expression to emphasize that he would continue to make bold attempts even in a situation where the game was at stake for the time being.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop praised the performance of the new Pil Seung-jo Yoo Young-chan and Park Myung-geun at a briefing ahead of the match against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 9th. At the same time, he said, “Park Myeong-geun and Yoo Young-chan are both pitchers who can take over the finish.”
The possibilities 안전놀이터 have already been shown. On the 1st, LG canceled finisher Ko Woo-seok from the first team after complaining of back pain. The first series without finishing, the result was a great success. Both the 5-3 victory on the 2nd and the 2-1 victory on the 3rd were defended by pitchers who were not in the first team until last year. Park Myung-geun recorded 1 win and 1 save, and Yoo Young-chan recorded 2 holds.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “Park Myeong-geun even has the mentality of a closer. The first time I saw him, when I saw him throw in high school, I thought he was a player with a big heart.” He also warned about Yoo Young-chan, “I will make him a pitcher who can be used as a finisher.”
He also expressed his willingness to take immediate losses. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “If we want to be strong until the second half, we have to give these players a chance now.” The intention is to turn the crisis of Go Woo-seok’s absence into an opportunity to find a new Pil Seung-jo.
A specific point in time was also given. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I think it’s right to operate it that way until the 50th and 60th games. If you keep making (Pil Seung-jo) cards, LG’s future will be brighter. I can’t grow it,” he said.
In the game on the 9th, Park Myung-geun was put on the mound in the top of the 9th inning, when the match was 4-4. Unlike his last outing, there was a hurdle this time. Park Myeong-geun was in danger of conceding a point after two outs with a hit and a ball that hit the body. And in the previous at-bat, he faced Lee Jung-hoo, who scored two RBIs in a timely manner.
The LG bench did not change pitchers. Park Myeong-geun caught Lee Jeong-hoo with a floating ball and finished the inning. LG’s new Pil Seung-jo has grown to another level like this. LG won a 5-4 come-from-behind victory with Shin Min-jae’s ending hit in the 10th inning. It brought Lotte down to third place and rose to second place.