The LG Twins are in the thick of the race, but they’re not alone. The bullpen has kept them afloat, but the manager wants the starters to step up.
“If it gets hot and they keep doing it, they’ll eventually get overloaded,” said LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop ahead of the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Sunday. So far, I haven’t had an overload, but if it continues, I’m bound to get one,” he said바카라사이트.
Lee Jung-yong, who started a home game against the Lotte Giants on the 25th, was not 100% satisfied either. He gave up one run on three hits and one walk in two innings, forcing the bullpen to be called upon early.
“I hope Lee Jung-yong can settle down,” said Yoon Kyung-yup. He has a career, and he doesn’t have a lot of ups and downs, so I think he’s good enough for five innings and three runs.” “If our starter can give us five innings and three runs, we can get through the game somehow. That’s what we always say to our four or five starters. “I always tell the fourth and fifth starters, ‘We’re going to get four innings out of the bullpen, and unless we get an ace, we’re going to score four runs a game,'” he said.
“If you can’t do that, you’re not going to be able to settle down in a long game. Even though we’ve created a lot of bullpen resources, we’re overloading them. If we don’t get sick, we won’t be overloaded, but we always lose two guys to injuries,” he said. “So far, it’s fine, but if injuries start coming in August, it could be a fatal blow for each team.”
LG, which will try to make it three straight wins against Oh Won-seok, lined up in the following order: Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (first baseman), Austin Dean (designated hitter), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), and Park Hae-min (middle infielder). Im Chan-kyu will start in centre field. Austin is still feeling discomfort in his left hand when fielding, so he will need to train for two to three days to see how he does.
Meanwhile, LG, which expunged pitcher Lee Sang-kyu from the first team roster the day before, also sent pitcher Yoo Young-chan to the second team. Song Eun-beom and Oh Seok-joo will fill the vacant spots. Oh Seok-joo was called up to the first team immediately after his transition from developmental player to full-time player status on the same day.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yup said, “Yoo Young-chan’s side is not good. It’s not torn, but the muscle is slightly swollen, so I thought it would be better to rest him for more than a week rather than giving him a day or two off, so I took him off the roster.”
Speaking about the players who were called up, Yeom said, “Song Eun-beom has experience, so I think he should be responsible for about two innings on bullpen days rather than winning games. Oh Seok-ju has a chance,” he explained.