“There was a pressure to finish that I didn’t know” Confession of Lee Jeong-yong, LG temporary finisher

 “I think there was a pressure on the finish that I didn’t know about. I knew that yesterday (14th).”

LG ‘temporary finisher’ Lee Jeong-yong posted his first save after three blown saves. On the 15th against Doosan in Jamsil, he climbed the mound to protect 2 outs and 1st base in the 9th inning with a 3-1 lead, and Yang Eui-ji finished his mission by handling a fly ball from right fielder. He defeated a batter who could tie the score in one shot with a straight ball. The 146 km/h ‘soul-loaded’ fastball led to a fly ball out.

After the game, Lee Jung-yong said about his sluggish performance at the beginning of the season, “I don’t want to make excuses. I think I had a lot of other thoughts in my mind to do well. I was a simple player, but I tried to study too much. The more I thought about it, the less I put my soul into the ball.” said.메이저놀이터

In the 14th, he pitched one scoreless inning after coming to the mound with a 13–4 lead. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop recommended Lee Jung-yong to pitch in a comfortable situation to change his mood, and Lee Jung-yong followed suit. Lee Jung-yong said, “Before that, I was loosening my arms. It’s good to leave the score difference and go out and throw the ball. With that thought, I tried to do my best with each ball.”

It was a one-inning pitching without a win, hold, or save, but there was something left in Lee Jung-yong’s mind. Lee Jung-yong said, “I tried to empty my mind. I had to do this after seeing the catcher’s sign, but before that I had too many thoughts on how to go. So I thought simply and set a goal to throw and went in. There was no problem with my condition or body. The content of the game was not good. Looking at it, I was a bit depressed, and I think there was a pressure on the finish that I didn’t know. I’ll have to deal with that, too, so I can become a better player,” he explained.

Regarding Yang Eui-ji and the match, “I really wanted to throw the ball I wanted rather than fight with the batter. These days, I’m on the mound with that goal. It gets too complicated when I try to fight. I tried to pitch my own,” he said. I think there is a difference between whether it is published or not. Even if I hit a home run, I feel refreshed when I throw it where I want. I am throwing one by one with that mindset.”

Lee Jung-yong said, “I just hope that today’s bad things will be resolved.” When Go Woo-seok returns next week, Lee Jung-yong will return to the setup man.

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