“I’m most worried about bullpen fatigue.”
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop pointed out the problems that remained unresolved after the team narrowly ended its losing streak. Recalling that starter Lee Jung-yong gave up four runs in four innings in the 27th game, which ended a five-game losing streak, he emphasized the importance of bullpen stability when starting pitchers perform well.
Before the game against Doosan in Jamsil on the 28th, Yeom said, “The starters have to do their job. If the bullpen fatigue builds up like this, it becomes difficult. At this point, I’m most worried about bullpen fatigue.” “Today, I think I’ll have to go six innings with Kelly unconditionally. Even if we get hit, we still have to pitch six innings. We’ll go as long as we can.”
In the three-game midweek series against KT, LG’s pitchers were repeatedly used up, especially in the 12-inning extra innings on the 26th. Ham Deok-ju, Jung Woo-young, and Choi Dong-hwan, who pitched back-to-back games on the 26th and 27th, will not appear in today’s game.
Yeom said, “Yesterday was the first time I hit in the second half of the game. I couldn’t hit because I kept losing the sense of the game. We lost the starting battle and couldn’t hit, so our losing streak got longer and longer.” “Our team needs one or the other to win,” he said. But yesterday, I felt like my batting was coming alive.” The day before, LG pounded out 14 hits in a 9-6 win over KT to snap a five-game losing streak. They also reached the 50-win mark.
The lineup was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Moon Sung-joo (designated hitter), Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder), Austin (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Park Hae-min (center fielder), and Shin Min-jae (second baseman).
The starting pitcher is Casey Kelida, as mentioned earlier by Yeom. “He wasn’t good in the first game of the second half, but he’s always been a better pitcher in the second half,” Yeom said, “so I’m hopeful that he’ll get back to his old self. “We need her to do her job and get our team back on track. We need her to do her job,” he said, hoping for a rebound for the ace who has been the team’s starting pitcher for the past four years.온라인바카
Finally, Yeom talked about promoting the trade acquisition Choi Seung-min to the first team, saying, “Yesterday, Sung-ju hurt his heel a little bit in the fielding process. “We needed an outfielder and brought Seung-min up to the first team faster than we planned. The initial plan was for him to play about 10 games in the second team. The report from the second team was that he had good speed but was a little slow to start. Now that he’s in the first team, we’re going to use him as a pinch-hitter and catcher.”