‘bad news’ is overlapping one after another for the LG Twins, who are striding forward to win the regular season. Perhaps this is the biggest crisis we have faced in the course of this season.
As of the end of the game on the 30th, 메이저놀이터 LG is having the best year with 65 wins, 2 draws and 41 losses with a win rate of 0.613. LG, which has been evaluated as having the most solid power among the 10 clubs in recent years, is moving toward winning the regular season by maintaining a high ranking from the beginning of this season. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop has the idea that if he wins 88 games, he can lift the regular season championship trophy, but the current trend is not very good.
LG suffered a shocking ‘sweep loss’ in a three-game match against NC Dinos held in Changwon last weekend. In particular, in the second game of the three games, the game was supposed to end, and the hitter hit the referee’s heel, allowing a home run to finish. narrowed down This puts us in a situation where it is impossible to guarantee whether or not we will be able to defend the No. 1 spot.
In the midst of this, bad news overlapped. ‘Ace’ Adam Plutko, who appeared in 21 games this year and was active with an average ERA of 2.41 with 11 wins and 3 losses, has been disengaged from the lineup. According to an LG official, Plutko suffered a bruised left pelvic bone, and it is inevitable to leave for 4 to 5 weeks. Even though it was not an injury such as a broken bone or a crack, long-term departure became inevitable.
First of all, Yunsik Kim filled the void left by Plutco. Kim Yun-shik took the mound in 23 games last year, digested 114⅓ innings, and experienced the joy of boarding the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team while spending a ‘career-high’ season with an average ERA of 3.31 with 8 wins and 5 losses. However, while his physical condition was not perfect, he played poorly in the WBC, and even after the regular season started, he did not show improvement with 3 wins and 4 losses with an ERA of 5.29. As a result, Kim Yun-sik went down to the second team after 11 games.
Kim Yun-sik, who has been steadily building his body in the 2nd team, started standing on the mound from mid-July last year, and has been waiting for a call-up to the 1st team while increasing his innings step by step. In the 2nd group, the record is 1 win 1 loss with an average ERA of 5.52, which is not very satisfactory, but as I have been preparing for the current situation, I joined the starting rotation instead of Plutko. However, this position is not guaranteed.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop said on the 30th, “If (Kim) Yoon-sik does well, I think he will be in the starting rotation all the time. But if Yoon-sik doesn’t do well, it will change a lot. (Son) Joo-young is also there,” he said. “Rather than being alert, Yoon-sik made a lot of preparations. There is a double header, and in preparation for this situation, I prepared Yoon-sik as the first card.” After all, there are several candidates, but Kim Yun-sik’s role is very important.
The command tower said, “I think you can think of Yoon-shik as ‘key’.
Besides, this is not the only bad thing. From September 1st, ‘extended entry’ will be implemented, allowing 5 additional players to be placed in the first team. However, Song Chan-eui, who was the ‘home run king’ in the exhibition game, who was running from the 2nd team for this purpose, recently suffered a fractured rib injury. Of course, it is possible to use other resources, but it is clear that the disappearance of good resources that can be used as substitutes is also not good.
How will you overcome this obstacle that came at the most important point while running toward winning the regular season? Depending on how you overcome this, it seems that it will determine whether you will smile or cry when the regular season is over.