Another save pitcher was born in the LG Twins. There is already a fifth save pitcher.
Fastball pitcher Baek Seung-hyeon, who turned from an infielder, is the 5th pitcher in the team to make a save, following Ko Woo-seok, Lee Jeong-yong, Ham Deok-joo, and Park Myeong-geun.
In the home game against the Samsung Lions held in Jamsil on the 14th, Baek Seung-hyun made a relief mound in the top of the ninth inning with one out and bases loaded, leading by one point by 3-2, blocking it with no runs and recording a save to keep the team victorious. Ham Deok-joo came up to finish in the top of the 9th inning, but when the bases were loaded with one out with two hits and two walks, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop raised Baek Seung-hyun.안전놀이터
It was a bold decision. When Ham Deok-joo had difficulty in controlling the ball, coach Yeom made Baek Seung-hyun warm up and put him on standby. There were many expectations that he would leave it to Ham Deok-joo until he gave the score even until the first bases were loaded. Ham Deok-joo has a lot of finishing experience, and Baek Seung-hyun has never posted a save, so it could be a burden to pitch in the crisis of conceding.
However, director Yeom chose Baek Seung-hyeon over Ham Deok-joo, who couldn’t control himself. Baek Seung-hyun had his first encounter with Kang Min-ho. Baek Seung-hyeon’s strength is his fast ball, but in the match against Kang Min-ho, he threw a slider rather than a fastball. The slider control was good. In the ball count 2B2S, Kang Min-ho’s bat went idle on the 139km slider on the 7th pitch. fan.
A thrilling match continued with No. 5 Kim Dong-yeop. This time, it was a slider-oriented pitching. In 1B1S, Baek Seung-hyun, who made a swing with a fast ball of 149 km and led the count in an advantageous position, induced Kim Dong-yeop’s bat with a slider again. In 2B2S, Kim Dong-yeop successfully hit the 6th pitch slider, but the ball flew right in front of shortstop Oh Ji-hwan and was caught with a line drive, ending the game.
The match between Samsung and LG was held on the 14th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. LG won 3-2. Baek Seung-hyun, who defended the victory by pitching one out with a bases loaded, receives congratulations from his colleagues and Jamsil.
Manager Yeom boldly appointed and developed unverified bullpen pitchers this season. In anticipation that Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young’s absence in the Asian Games would make it difficult for Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Lee Jeong-yong’s existing winning group, they tried to add a winning group by bringing in many pitchers from spring camp. Through the spring camp and demonstration games, Manager Yeom newly added Seung-joo Ham Deok-ju, Park Myeong-geun, Yoo Young-chan, and Baek Seung-hyeon. Ham Deok-joo had a lot of experience to finish the Korean series during his time at Doosan, but the other three had no experience with Pil Seung-jo. Park Myeong-geun was a rookie who had just graduated from high school, and Baek Seung-hyun had been an infielder before turning to pitcher for three years.
Director Yeom boldly put them in at an important moment. In the case of Park Myeong-geun, he was raised to the mound in a crisis situation in the early days when he was not well adapted to the pro game and grew stronger.
They grew up while preventing crises, and now they have become a worthy victory group.
Until the 14th, Ham Deok-ju recorded 3 wins, 3 saves and 10 holds, Park Myung-geun recorded 1 win, 5 saves and 5 holds, Yoo Young-chan recorded 2 wins, 1 loss and 4 holds, and Baek Seung-hyun recorded 1 save and 1 hold.
Even though Ko Woo-seok was injured twice and only recorded 1 win, 2 losses and 3 saves this season, it is thanks to Pil Seung-jo who has grown thicker that LG can compete for first place. Jung Woo-young recorded 4 losses and 11 holds, and Lee Jeong-yong recorded 2 wins, 3 saves and 1 hold.
The fact that the game can be finished no matter who goes to the mound depending on the situation, not necessarily Go Woo-seok, means that the bullpen has become stronger.
The result of boldly using Young Gun without fear of failure at the beginning of the season is an increasingly stronger LG bullpen.