Did coach Yeom Kyung-yeop know that the summer camp created due to the players’ poor performance would be effective in the remaining game schedule three months later?
LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop gave Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho, who had been planned and prepared as the 4th and 5th starters before the season, showing poor performance from the beginning of the season, so he gave them a chance while examining the situation and eventually boldly sent them to the second team. I had them start over from building their body. In fact, it made us go to spring camp again. Lee Sang-young, who was discharged from Sangmu in June and was immediately included in the starting lineup, was also sent to the second team after failing to show good performance in two appearances. He had his pitching form corrected without actually pitching. Coach Yeom said, “If you can’t throw the ball properly from the beginning of the season, it won’t work even if you keep pushing it. It would be better to send him down to the second team and give him enough time to get in shape, so that he can throw properly at least for a month or two at the end of the season, even if it’s difficult right away. “It worked. That’s what I learned from previous experience,” he said.
Kim Yun-sik, who played the role of ace in the second half of last year, 스포츠토토 showed erratic pitching at the beginning of this season and was sent down to the second team with 3 wins, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 5.29 in 11 games. He reorganized and came up to the first team due to Plutko’s injury, making two starts and showing good form with 1 win, 0 loss, and an ERA of 1.69. In particular, at the beginning of the season, he showed a speed that was less than 140 km, but this time he showed a fast speed of up to 146 km, showing a clear improvement in his performance.
A total of two replacement starters are needed this week and next week, but they are already ready. Lee Min-ho and Lee Sang-young can throw, and Kang Hyo-jong and Lee Ji-gang can throw.
Choi Won-tae, the ‘championship contractor’ who was acquired in exchange for three prospects, was lowered to the second team on the 11th due to continued sluggishness after his recruitment, and a starting pitcher was needed for the doubleheader game against SSG Landers on the 17th. As of now, Lee Min-ho’s involvement is likely. Lee Min-ho performed poorly in the Futures League game against Hanwha on the 12th, but after the readjustment, he pitched stably in both velocity and control in the three Futures League games.
In terms of the starting rotation, a substitute selection is needed for the Gwangju KIA Tigers match on the 19th, and Lee Sang-young, Kang Hyo-jong, and Lee Ji-gang could also be included. Lee Sang-young has been making consistent adjustments and has recently improved his pitching innings in the Futures League. He pitched one inning with no hits and no runs against Hanwha on the 1st, and pitched three innings with one hit and no runs against Goyang on the 5th. He started against Doosan on the 9th and allowed 5 hits and no runs in 5 innings.
Coach Yeom has been preparing Kim Yun-sik, Lee Min-ho, and Lee Sang-young for the second half of the season and the postseason. As he was able to put them in during a difficult time due to the difficult schedule of the remaining games, which included a double header as well as injuries and sluggishness of the starting lineup, he was able to operate the starting lineup without difficulty. I was able to do it.
First of all, with Kim Yun-sik performing well, there is no vacancy for foreign ace Plutko, so LG can comfortably fight for the lead. It can be seen that summer camp is having a definite effect.
By dropping them to the 2nd team, LG had a virtual bullpen day every time the 4th and 5th starters pitched and played a tough game with the help of the batting line. If Lee Min-ho, Lee Sang-young, etc. show the effects of summer camp by pitching well in the future, the difficulties at that time will be compensated.