“I will use it as a starter”. Right-hander Lee Jung-yong of the LG Twins will continue to scramble as a starting pitcher.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said in a press briefing immediately after the game against the KIA Tigers, which was scheduled to be held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 10th, was canceled, “I changed my mind after yesterday’s game. In baseball, starting baseball is the first rather than middle. It should be stable,” he said, withdrawing Lee Jung-yong’s bullpen move.
Lee Jung-yong took the mound in a game against the KIA on the 9th and pitched well with 2 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 5 innings. It was his first start-up win. It was a good fight for 2 consecutive games following the 6 scoreless innings against the preceding Kiwoom. The reason for the good pitch was the change from fastball and slider-oriented pitching to fork-oriented pitching.
Gap-dok Yeom said, “Baseball has been upgraded to the next level by learning the forkball and curveball. I would also praise it, but coach Kim Gyeong-tae and coach Kim Kwang-sam put a lot of effort in a short time. I became a completely different pitcher.”
“Throwing the fork increased the strikeout rate and the number of pitches per at-bat decreased. I changed the thinking of batters. I made them play aggressively because the fork is tricky, so I thought that I had to hit it before it came. I thought that baseball would change like this, and I gained confidence.” added.
Director Yeom predicted that ahead of Lee Jung-yong’s start against the KIA, “Lee Ji-gang will be appointed as the 5th starter and Jung Yong-i will move to the bullpen.” As much as he gained confidence from the start, it was a paving stone to strengthen the bullpen through his career as Pil Seung-jo.
However, after seeing that he completely overpowered the KIA lineup, which was on the rise in the second half of the day, I decided to appoint him as a starting pitcher. Director Yeom explained, “The KIA lineup is good these days, but the hitters couldn’t catch the timing on the forkball and fouled and swung. I bought this highly. I thought it was competitive.”
Regarding his selection experience right after the good pitch the previous day, Lee Jung-yong showed his desire to be selected subtly, saying, “It is good to be in the spotlight. Now, he is in charge of one axis of the leading defense as a 5 starter. 먹튀검증
In addition, coach Yeom added, “Lee Ji-gang will go to the bullpen, but will be used as the 6th starter. You can say that we are preparing 7 starters along with Kim Yun-sik of the 2nd team.”