Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop, “Almost decided on the opening entry, left to worry about one left pitcher”
- on Mar 25, 2023
LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop revealed his plan ahead of the opening.
Coach Yeom said, “It’s almost decided스포츠토토. I’m thinking about one left-handed pitcher.”
LG currently has Jin Hae-soo, Choi Seong-hun, Lee Woo-chan, Kim Yu-young, and Ham Deok-joo in their left-handed pitching staff, but there are not enough pitchers who can perform as well as expected in demonstration games. At least, Ham Deok-joo is making good pitches in four demonstration games without conceding a goal.
Manager Yeom said, “Our team was unstable in the 3rd to 5th starters (Lee Min-ho, Kim Yun-sik, Kang Hyo-jong), so we paid a lot of attention to preparing for long relief to fill that instability, and that part went well. There must be a lot of good pitchers, so we can see the game up to the 6th inning. I think our team is strong from the 7th inning.”
The long relief described by director Yeom are Lim Chan-gyu, Yoo Young-chan, Baek Seung-hyun, and rookie Park Myung-geun. Lim Chan-gyu moved to the bullpen after Kang Hyo-jong was dropped as the 5th starter in his third year. However, he could start any time with 6 starts. Manager Yeom explained, “Chan-gyu’s changeup has improved a lot. He has a mechanism that allows him to throw up to 90 pitches even as a starter.”
In July, Son Joo-young completes rehabilitation, and Lee Sang-young is discharged from the management and returns to the team. Coach Yeom positively predicted the fight in the second half, saying, “After July, the starting lineup can breathe.”