LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop praised the players who achieved good results in the confrontation with the opposing team’s ace.메이저놀이터
LG secured a winning series by winning 11-2 in the 11th game of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 19th. At the end of the 2nd inning, Jin-Sung Kang scored the first run with 1 RBI and a timely hit, and LG succeeded in reversing by scoring a large number of 5 points in the 3rd inning only, and added 5 points in the 8th inning to consolidate the victory.
In particular, LG recorded 3 stolen bases in the process of making a comeback in the top of the 3rd inning, when it was dragged 0-1, and fully demonstrated the team’s strengths. With Shin Min-jae trying to bunt on the first and second bases safely, second base runner Park Hae-min and first base runner Hong Chang-ki succeeded in stealing the base, and then Shin Min-jae’s double hit home and overturned the game. In Park Dong-won’s at-bat with one out, first and third base, leading 3-1, Austin Dean, who was a runner on first base, also stole second base and shook Kim Gwang-hyun.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who reviewed the situation in the top of the third inning the previous day ahead of the SSG game on the 20th, said, “From the camp, in a situation where the batter has to bunt, if the runner quits the start, swing when the strike comes in, and train to take the bat out when the ball comes in. Because of this, the players have some room to spare, so it seems that they are doing well,” the players said about the secret of the operation.
Director Yeom continued, “Isn’t it burdensome from the coach’s point of view that Park Hae-min stole bases safely at 1st and 2nd base? Responsibility is the responsibility of the coach, but what I still think positively is that Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki died, but both were bunt operations.” “The players have changed a lot. Last year, they didn’t do anything, but now they can succeed in something. Baseball is the most comfortable coach when the players solve it,” he emphasized.
The season is not over yet, but coach Yeom Kyung-yeop expressed satisfaction with the team’s changing appearance.
Manager Yeom said, “When the players catch any weaknesses, they try to solve them. The same goes for batting and defense. Sliding for missing balls, hitting 3 balls aggressively, and improving the on-base rate.” “What I want to change our team is First, it is to be able to play aggressive baseball without hesitation, not passively. This is the part that I emphasized most to the players because I think that only then can I play baseball and have fun, and the players can play the game boldly within a short period of time. Because there is, there are a lot of come-from-behind wins,” he analyzed.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “There are many mistakes, but I think throwing mistakes happen as much as we widened the range of defense, and I think it’s unavoidable in the team’s change.” This is the direction LG should go in the future, and I think it will become more competitive as it becomes more detailed.
On the other hand, LG against Roennis Elias is Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) – Shin Min-jae (2nd baseman) – Kim Hyeon-soo (designated hitter) – Austin Dean (1st baseman) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Moon Seong-joo (left fielder) – Kim Min-seong (shortstop) – Heo Do-hwan (Catcher) – Park Hae-min (Center fielder) lineup. Starting pitcher Adam Plutko.
Instead of Park Dong-won, Heo Do-hwan wears a catcher’s mask. Starting shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, whose physical condition has improved a lot, is highly likely to play as a substitute in the second half of the game. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “During the game yesterday, Park Dong-won’s left wrist was not in good condition, so he was excluded.” “Oh Ji-hwan can start, but it’s much better to rest until tomorrow. I’m going to go for about 2 innings like the day before. I try not to,” he explained.