“There is no hot left pitcher”… League top LG bullpen has a problem.
“There are no hot left pitchers.”
LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop expressed his concerns about bullpen operation ahead of the kt Wiz match at the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Demonstration Game’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 24th.
LG has a lot of thoughts about left-handed pitchers during the demonstration game. This is because Jin Hae-soo (37), Choi Seong-hoon (34), Lee Woo-chan (31), and Kim Yoo-young (29), who should have a place in the first team, did not show satisfactory pitching.
Veteran Jin Hae-soo, 먹튀검증Choi Seong-hun, Lee Woo-chan, and Kim Yoo-young are all shaking in the demonstration game. Jin Hae-soo gave up 2 runs in 2⅓ innings, Choi Seong-hoon gave up 3 runs in 3⅔ innings, Lee Woo-chan gave up 6 runs in 2⅔ innings, and Kim Yoo-young gave up 8 runs in 2⅔ innings (6 earned runs).
Leaving the record, the content is not good either. It is not that the average ERA increased because of a single game shaken. He is putting himself in danger by giving up walks and hits in every pitch. Overall, it’s far from the performance the team wants.
Regarding the current situation in which left-handed bullpen agents are sluggish, Yeom said, “There are no hot left-handed pitchers,” and “I am worried because the pitching of left-handed pitchers is not improving.”
According to the baseball statistics site ‘Staties’, LG recorded an average ERA (2.88) and No. 1 hold (107) in the bullpen last year. With excellent relief pitchers at the forefront, I had fun playing baseball to protect the game in the second half.
Manager Yeom is also well aware of Gu Gu-jin’s strength, so he is calculating that if he leads the game well until the middle and late game, his chances of winning increase. But if the left-handed bullpen is wobbly, like an exhibition game, that plan could go awry. Also, it is not a positive situation that many, not just one, are sluggish at once.
Fortunately, Ham Deok-ju (28), who shook off his elbow injury and started the demonstration game, is a good pitcher. He is recording no runs in 4 exhibition games, 4 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. It is meaningful to leave the record and throw the ball slowly without getting sick.
Director Yeom said, “(Ham) Deok-joo, if he’s not sick, (pace) can come up. At his best, the restraint reached 147km. If it only goes up to 144km… (Ham Deok-joo) blocks right-handed hitters better than left-handed hitters. , I am also learning the slider to deal with left-handed hitters,” he explained the overall situation regarding Ham Deok-joo.
LG hopes that left-handed bullpen pitchers will find stability in the remaining demonstration games. Attention is focusing on how the troubles caused by the best bullpen in the league will affect the team.