LG head coach Yeom Kyung-yup is pleased with his new starting lineup.
LG will face Kiwoom in the 13th game of the season on Nov. 11 at Jamsil Stadium. LG bolstered its starting lineup with the trade of Choi Won-tae, and its homegrown starters are stabilizing.
In a press briefing before the game, head coach Yeom Kyung-yup said, “We’re going back to the five-start system from today. Lee Jung-yong is the fifth starter.” “They are all pitchers who can go five innings. There is no 1+1 now. Unless there is a special situation where the ball is too bad in the early innings, we can leave them until the fifth inning.”
The starting rotation will be Kelly, Choi Won-tae, Lim Chan-kyu, Plutko, and Jung-yong. Lee Ji-gang, who has pitched well recently as a temporary starter, will take on long relief duties.
Lee Jung-yong makes the transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. Lee pitched six scoreless innings against Kiwoom on April 2 and five scoreless innings against KIA on April 9 to win his first start. He earned the win in his sixth start.
Yeom said, “Lee Jung-yong was able to succeed as a starter because he learned to use his forkball as a decisive pitch. As a bullpen pitcher, he had a lot of pitches with only a fastball and slider. The move to the starting rotation was also to increase his variety of pitches. Even if you don’t start and go back to the bullpen, you’re still adding pitches to your repertoire. With the forkball, the curveball, fastball, and slider all increased in value,” he explained.
He went on to point out that Kelly’s struggles also boil down to his breaking ball. In 21 games this season, Kelly is 7-6 with a 4.63 ERA. That’s a far cry from last year, when he won 16 games and posted a 2.54 ERA.
Yoon said, “Kelly’s changeup has become less effective. It’s almost a four-seamer. Because she relies on her curve, hitters have gotten used to it after facing it for five years,” he said.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, LG’s starting lineup will be Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Kim Min-sung (second baseman), and Park Hae-min (center fielder).