The LG Twins won 5-3 and 2-1 on an expedition against the Changwon NC Dinos. There was a great harvest in the growth of bullpen resources such as Yoo Young-chan and Park Myung-geun.
There was a story behind it. In the games on the 2nd and 3rd, it was difficult for Lee Jeong-yong and Jung Woo-young to start. After Go Woo-seok fell out due to back pain, Lee Jeong-yong and Jung Woo-young also took a break because they were in poor physical condition.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop of LG said, “(Jung) Woo-young and (Lee) Jeong-yong said that their arms were a bit bad, so I gave them a break.”
Jung Woo-young took the mound in the beginning of the 8th inning, when the score was tied 5-5 against the KIA Tigers in Jamsil on the 30th of last month, and recorded 2 hits and 3 runs (unlawful) in ⅔ innings. At that time, 2nd 2nd baseman Han Seung-taek was induced with a fly in right field to end the inning, but right fielder Moon Seong-joo made a mistake in batting judgment, so he sprinted, but gave 1 point because he made a mistake by missing the ball. He was replaced by Seo Go Woo-seok. Go Woo-seok was also hit by a right double by Ryu Ji-hyeok, and the two runners sent by Jung Woo-young all stepped on the groove, giving Jung Woo-young 3 runs (visa book).
Fortunately, LG scored 3 points at the end of the 8th inning to make it 8-8, and Jung Woo-young’s loss was eliminated, but Ko Woo-seok collapsed in the top of the 9th inning, and LG eventually lost 8-12.
Jung Woo-young recorded 3 losses and 6 holds in 13 games this season and an ERA of 4.22. He had a lot of holds, but not a lot of clean pitching. It is now a period of change while trying to diversify quick motion and pitch types, which have been pointed out as problems.
Lee Jeong-yong, who ranked 7th overall with 22 holds last year, is also facing a period of change. He’s not good this year with 2 wins, 3 losses and 1 hold in 15 games, and an earned run average of 5.93. He came out as a finisher in place of Ko Woo-seok in the beginning, but recorded a blown save. Lee Jung-yong is also changing his pitch design.
As Jung Woo-young and Lee Jeong-yong could not be used, manager Yeom had no choice but to use young pitchers.
The saying that a hero is born in a moment of crisis worked for LG. This is what director Yeom wanted from Yoo Young-chan and Park Myung-geun. In the game on the 2nd, starter Lee Ji-dang blocked it well with 2 runs (1 earned run) in 5 innings, and Park Myeong-geun took the mound in the bottom of the 6th inning and blocked batters 3-5, including NC’s Min-woo Park, Kun-woo Park and Seong-wook Kim, with a three-way exit. Yoo Yeong-chan took the mound after two outs at the bottom of the 7th inning, which was chased by 5-3, and blocked 1⅓ innings without a hit and no runs until the 8th inning. It was the moment when Yoo Young-chan’s first hold was achieved. Ham Deok-joo maintained a two-point lead with no runs, and Park Myung-geun became the first winning pitcher in his debut. 안전놀이터
On the 3rd, Yoo Young-chan and Park Myeong-geun became the second Lee Jung-yong and Jung Woo-young. After starter Adam Plutko showed off a good pitch with 1 run in 7 innings, Yoo Young-chan took the mound at the bottom of the 8th inning and allowed 2 hits, but with a fastball of up to 148 km, he blocked it with no runs. 3, 4, and 5 hitters all finished with a big hit with a fast ball of .
LG minimized bullpen consumption in the 2nd game, and the 4th game was canceled due to rain, allowing Lee Jung-yong and Jung Woo-young to get enough rest.
Director Yeom said, “Our team is in a situation where we need to develop a number of Seung-jos to add to Go Woo-seok, Lee Jeong-yong, and Jung Woo-young. We need it in preparation for the Asian Games, and since domestic starters are not able to handle many innings, we need a lot of Seung-jos.” It was a test with a victory group. I tested it step by step, and I blocked it neatly, “he praised the prospects.