LG Twins 4th and 5th starters have not yet been confirmed. The three starters, Casey Kelly, Adam Plutko, and Lim Chan-gyu, are stable, but there is no one who stands out clearly in the 4th and 5th picks. It is hard to see that the top team has no 4th and 5th starters even though the first half of the season is over.
Kim Yun-sik, who won 8 wins last year and played an active role as a third starter in the postseason, and Lee Min-ho, who won 12 wins last year, are missing due to sluggish performance. Kang Hyo-jong, Lee Ji-gang and Lee Sang-young started as starters, but failed to show a stable appearance. Recently, Lee Jeong-yong, who played the role of setup man, is being given a selection class by turning him into a starter.
LG is in first place, but a stable 4th starter is essential to keep first place in the second half and even win the Korean Series in the postseason. Director Yeom is looking forward to the revival of Kim Yun-shik and Lee Min-ho, who started again in the second team, in the second half.
Director Yeom explained the situation of the two, saying, “Kim Yun-shik and Lee Min-ho are actually doing spring camp again.” Kim Yun-sik went down to the 2nd group on June 9 after recording 3 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 5.29 in 11 games. After throwing, he went down to the second group and is adjusting. He had 2 losses and an earned run average of 5.03 in 5 games of the season without a win.
Director Yeom said, “As a result of watching many seasons, pitchers who were bad at the beginning were extremely rare to get better later. It’s bad, but if you keep throwing because of the team’s circumstances, the team will lose, and you will lose. Rather, the first “It’s better to start by re-stitching the button.”
It means that it is helpful to the team to step up again in the second team rather than to keep throwing in a bad state no matter how much it is a starter.안전놀이터
Director Yeom cited Moon Seong-hyun as an example during the 2014 Nexen Heroes days. Moon Seong-hyun, who started as a starter in the 2014 season, failed to show stable pitching. In the end, he recorded an average ERA of 9.19 with 2 wins and 2 losses in 8 games (6 starts) until he went down to the second group at the end of May. Afterwards, after working on improving his physical condition for about 40 days in the second group, Seong-hyun Moon, who returned to the starting lineup on July 2nd, recorded 7 wins, 2 losses, 1 hold, and an average ERA of 3.91 in 12 games (11 starts), making it Nexen’s second season. played a big role in
Sang-young Lee, who started as a starter after being discharged from the military, was also absent during the spring camp. Unlike Kim Yun-shik and Lee Min-ho, he is in good physical condition, so he is looking for a pitching form that suits him while pitching in the bullpen.
While the main pitchers are in the 2nd team, the 1st team often plays bullpen days to hold on. Manager Yeom sees the second half, August, as a game-changer, and is preparing for it. If Kim Yoon-sik and Lee Min-ho return with good pitching in the second half as coach Yeom thought, LG’s dream of winning the regular league will be even closer.