“I’d rather have a home run from Lee Jung-hoo” There is a message from Yeom Gyeong-yeop at Jin Hae-su 2nd Army

LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop strongly reprimanded the pitchers who gave Lee Jung-hoo a walk.

LG recorded a 5-5 draw after 12 overtime matches against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 7th. In the 8th inning, LG trailed by 1-3, Park Dong-Won hit a dramatic home run to tie the game. In the top of the 12th, Park Dong-Won’s 2 RBIs and doubles succeeded in turning the game around 5-3, but they could not keep the lead at the end of the 12th inning.스포츠토토

The walk was the starting point. In the bottom of the 12th inning with a lead of 5-3, Jin Hae-soo gave up a walk to lead hitter Lee Jeong-hoo and allowed a two-run homer to pinch hitter Kim Soo-hwan from first base, returning the game to 5-5. Yoo Yeong-chan, who made a relief mound, prevented the second bases loaded and finished the game with a tie instead of a loss, but regret remained.

On this day, the LG pitcher gave Lee Jung-hoo 3 walks and allowed Lee Jung-hoo a total of 6 on-base (including 3 hits). Lee Jung-hoo came out as the lead batter in the 8th inning, with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base in the 9th inning, and as the lead batter again in the 12th inning, recording straight walks all three times and getting on base virtually for free.

LG eventually canceled Jin Hae-su from District 1 the next day (8th). It is a strong message not only to Jin Hae-soo, but to the entire pitching staff. Coach Yeom couldn’t hide his anger ahead of the match against Kiwoom on the 8th, saying, “The walk is a problem. The walk always creates a problem. Why do you send Jung Hu out on a walk when it’s a two-point gap?”

Manager Yeom said, “(In the 9th inning) when it was 2 balls (I ordered a walk). After 2 balls, it was easier for the next hitter (Russell) than Jung-hoo. I told (Park) Dong-won to go with difficulty because it seemed to have a higher probability than that.”

▲ Lee Jung-hoo (right) batting. ⓒYonhap News

Regarding the walk in the 8th inning, “It wasn’t (a strategy) at all. He’s the lead batter, so what kind of walk did he give out? That’s why it was wrong. He was winning by 2 runs in the 12th inning, so why did he walk Jung Hu? ) It’s about winning. The two walks I gave to Jung-hoo were wrong.”

Until the 7th, LG is doing well with the 3rd place in team ERA (3.42) for the season, but the number of team walks (194) is not small, ranking 4th. Even on the 7th, coach Yeom was extremely wary of walks, saying, “There is no case where a large number of runs are lost because only hits are hit. There are walks in between, and as the game lengthens, even errors come out and allow a large amount of runs.” This is why I am angry about the walk once again.

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