“I could crawl on the floor in the beginning”… LG Bullpen NEW Fantastic 4, command tower infinite gratitude
Yeom Kyung-yeop, LG Twins coach, expressed his gratitude to the new ‘Fantastic 4’ in the team’s bullpen.
Manager Yeom praised the team’s bullpen pitchers for their hard work during the recent manager’s briefing.
At the beginning of the season, LG had a headache from running the bullpen. This is because closer pitcher Go Woo-seok was out due to injury, and Jung Woo-young and Lee Jung-yong suffered ups and downs and were unable to get on track. Since the 2020 season, when these three were in earnest, they combined for a total of 89 saves and 102 holds, so their sluggishness was a big blow to the team. Cracks began to form in the LG team, which was stronger than any other team.
However, the crisis did not stand out significantly. If there were no teeth, LG prevented the crisis by reorganizing Pilseungjo. Deok-Joo Ham, Seung-Hyun Baek, Young-Chan Yoo, and Myeong-Keun Park, the new ‘Fantastic 4’ in the LG bullpen, are the main characters.안전놀이터
Ham Deok-joo had his heyday with the Doosan Bears. After being traded to LG ahead of the 2021 season, I couldn’t show my skills due to frequent injuries, but something is different this year. He is doing well with 14 holds and 4 saves with a 1.58 ERA in 52 games. He’s an experienced pitcher, so he’ll do his part in any position. In the game against Kiwoom Heroes in Jamsil on the 11th, in the top of the 6th inning, where a 3-3 tight match continued, he made a relief mound with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, and turned Kim Hui-jip and Lee Ju-hyeong into a looking strikeout to prevent a crisis and pave the way for a 5-3 victory.
Baek Seung-hyun is also getting a chance this season. As a former shortstop, he is defending his team’s victory with a heavy pitch of the early to mid-150km per hour that comes from his strong shoulders. Although he had a break due to a shoulder injury in the middle of the season, he is adding strength to the bullpen with 1.04 ERA in 18 games, 3 holds and 1 save.
Yoo Young-chan, along with Baek Seung-hyun, is a promising player who has been consistently expected by coach Yeom since the beginning of the season. For Yoo Young-chan, this season is his first year in the first team. He can be nervous and nervous, but he gets on the mound and throws whenever the team needs him. In particular, Yoo Young-chan is excellent at digesting innings. He is attractive because he can pitch more than one inning as a relief pitcher. His performance was 3.20 ERA in 42 matches and 7 holds, and he also recorded 5 victories, perfectly decorating his first season in the first team.
It could be LG’s biggest discovery of the year. This is the story of Park Myung-geun, a rookie who is entering his first year as a pro. Park Myung-geun was recognized for his potential and potential enough to join the spring camp roster as the only rookie who joined this year. He can throw over 150km with the sidearm type. He has unmatched rookie-like game management skills and a bold heart, so he is showing outstanding performance to the point where he is immediately in the winning group.
This year, Park Myung-keun participated in 36 games and recorded an average ERA of 3.25 with 5 holds and 5 saves. Compared to his high school days, he suddenly threw more innings, so he is currently joining the Futures League squad for a break and is preparing for a call-up to the first team in the near future.
Coach Yeom mentioned the four players Ham Deok-joo, Baek Seung-hyeon, Yoo Young-chan, and Park Myeong-geun and said, “With these four players, there was no Woo-seok, and the team did not collapse when (Lee) Jeong-yong and (Jeong) Woo-young wandered. I gained strength, and the players have grown, so it’s killing two birds with one stone.”
“I want to tell the players that they worked hard since spring camp, and the coaches who worked hard (from the side) also worked hard. If not, we were already in a situation where we could crawl on the floor at the beginning of the season. I had more than 28 come-from-behind victories, and I was able to show fans more fun baseball. It was really difficult from the point of view of the operator, but when I saw it as a baseball game, I played very fun baseball.”
At the end of September, LG will send bullpen pitchers Go Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young to the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG/held in 2023)’ national team. Naturally, there is no choice but to create another gap in the bullpen at the end of the season.
Director Yeom said, “(To prevent Go Woo-seok’s gap), I think now four people will do it: Ham Deok-joo, Park Myeong-geun, Baek Seung-hyun, and Yoo Young-chan. We go back and forth to finish,” he explained.
LG is at the top of the league with 61 wins, 2 draws and 35 losses for the current season. There were various crises during the season, but the bullpen’s new ‘Fantastic 4’ was able to overcome difficulties. Those who coach Yeom expressed his gratitude for so much will continue to defend the team’s victory as part of the bullpen for the rest of the season.