Temporary finisher registration 3 years ago transition imminent, returns as key man to save LG native selection
- on May 20, 2023
Even if you have 100% power, you cannot be relieved. This is especially the case with native recruits. As the majority of young pitchers are gaining experience, you should always have a backup plan in place. So, I prepared a long relief to attach to the back and added one more long relief. LG converted right pitcher Lee Sang-kyu (27) to a registered player ahead of the return of injured players in June.
I received a passing grade in the LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop and coaching staff test. Lee Sang-gyu, who is a foster player, accompanied the first team at Jamsil Stadium from the 16th. He trained with first-team pitchers and also pitched in the bullpen in front of manager Yeom and first-team coaches. And on the 19th, coach Yeom predicted that Lee Sang-gyu would soon be registered as a first-team entry. The club has also requested the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to switch registered players.
Not an unknown pitcher. Three years ago, the first team received a lot of attention. At the beginning of the 2020 season, it served as a temporary finishing touch to make up for Ko Woo-seok’s injury departure. Although his body is not large, he threw a fastball that exceeded 150 km. He improved his skills by experimenting with various training methods and observing major league pitchers.
However, his performance did not last long. He was included in the opening roster for 2021, but only started in seven games. Last year, he never made it to the first team stage and digested only the Futures League. He started this season as a training player with a three-digit uniform number, but he is leaping again. He was in charge of the winning group in the Futures League, and from April 30, he achieved 7 consecutive games without a goal.
When he joins the first team entry, he plans to take on long relief. Director Yeom said of Lee Sang-gyu, “I think of it as a long relief. The speed limit is more than 145km, and it is also a breaking ball. He also has good pitching mechanics,” he said. He intends to play long relief before being called up to the first team. You can think of Sang-gyu as the number 1 pitcher waiting for the first team.”
LG right pitcher Lee Sang-gyu is pitching in the bullpen in front of the first-team coaching staff prior to the game at Jamsil Stadium on the 19th. Jamsil | Reporter Seho Yoon firstname.lastname@example.org
On the LG mound, long relief is actually a starting 1+1. From the camp, long relief was prepared in case native starters Kim Yun-shik스포츠토토, Lee Min-ho, and Kang Hyo-jong struggled. If they are knocked out early, Long Relief made a plan to pitch more than two innings. Prior to the start of this season, Lim Chan-kyu, Park Myung-geun, Yoo Young-chan, and Baek Seung-hyun were on the opening entry for the long relief.
However, injuries and other pitchers’ struggles have fluctuated the mound’s composition. Currently, Lim Chan-kyu is in the starting lineup, and Park Myung-geun and Yoo Young-chan are the Pil Seung-jo. Baek Seung-hyun went down to the 2nd team due to an injury. I had no choice but to look for long relief resources again, and Sang-gyu Lee was chosen as the right person.
LG Sang-kyu Lee pitches against Jamsil NC on July 10, 2020. Jamsil | Reporter Choi Seung-seop email@example.com
The most ideal case is a strong fight of native selection, but the worst situation must also be prepared. In fact, during the three-game series during this week, LG’s native starters except Lim Chan-gyu threw only three innings. On the 16th, Kim Yun-shik gave up 5 runs in 3 innings, and on the 18th, Lee Ji-gang gave up 2 runs in 3 innings. He must be prepared to consume the bullpen in every local starting game.
So long relief is important. It would be perfect if Kim Yun-sik regains his form from the second half of last year and Lee Min-ho continues his first game this season, but I also keep the opposite case in mind. If Lee Sang-gyu, who was in charge of the 9th inning at the beginning of the 2020 season, is firmly responsible for the starting pitcher, the local starting game will also be calculated.
Baek Seung-hyun is also preparing to return from Icheon. In June, when the injured return, Lee Sang-gyu and Baek Seung-hyeon are expected to bring energy to the LG mound as long relief mid-season players.