The LG Twins have a sluggish young domestic starting lineup this season. This is the biggest concern of LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, who 토토사이트 challenged to win the Korean Series.
The card that head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop took out during the season is the starting conversion of bullpen pitcher Lee Jung-yong. The decision was made earlier at a time when starting classes are scheduled for the Sangmu Baseball Team next season.
Lee Jung-yong made his first start in his debut against the Lotte Giants on the 25th of last month and allowed three hits and one run in two innings. Since then, he has allowed three scoreless innings against the KIA Tigers on the 2nd and six runs (five earned runs) in three innings against Lotte on the 9th.
He was announced as a starting pitcher against the SSG Landers on the 23rd, but his schedule was delayed due to rain.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop announced on the 23rd, “We will play in the order of Adam Plutko, Lim Chan-kyu, and Lee Jung-yong in three consecutive games during the week against KT Wiz.”
Starting pitcher Lee Jung-yong is gradually increasing the number of pitches. In the Futures (second division) practice game against Doosan Base on the 17th, he pitched 71 pitches (no runs) with five scoreless innings.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Lee Jung-yong prepared well (even during the All-Star break). “I’m looking forward to throwing up to 80 in the next appearance,” he said.
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The fight for the top spot in the regular season and furthermore, the performance of domestic pitchers in the postseason is important. Coach Yeom said on the same day, “Kim Yoon-sik is expecting to return in mid-August and Lee Min-ho is expecting to return in late August.” Both remain in the second division amid a slump. Kim Yoon-sik has three wins, four losses, and a 5.29 ERA, while Lee Min-ho has only two losses and a 5.03 ERA without victory.
When Lee Jung-yong was a bullpen pitcher, he focused on fastballs and sliders. However, various pitches are needed to take charge of long innings as a starting pitcher.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Lee Jung-yong’s success in switching to the starting lineup is key to the fork and curve,” adding, “Raising the value of the two pitches will determine whether it is successful.”