“There is no All-Star break”… The best setup man in the league is transforming into a starter


There is no All-Star break for Lee Jung-yong (27, LG Twins).

During the manager briefing before the All-Star break, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop announced plans to utilize pitcher Lee Jeong-yong.메이저사이트

Lee Jung-yong has been the best setup man in the league for the past few years, leading the way to finishing pitcher Go Woo-seok. However, he changed positions midway through this season. He is on the mound as a starting pitcher before Jamsil Lotte Giants on the 25th of last month.

LG used Casey Kelly, Adam Plutko, and Lim Chan-gyu to form the 1st to 3rd starters, but has not been able to find a clear candidate in the 4th to 5th picks. Lee Min-ho, who has been constantly receiving selection lessons, and Young-gun Kim Yun-sik, who caused a sensation last year, are unable to play their part due to overlapping injuries and sluggishness. This is also the background for Lee Jung-yong to start.

Lee Jung-yong is used to being a relief pitcher, so he needs time to settle down as a starter. He has to increase the number of pitches and get used to running the game. For this reason, Lee Jung-yong plans to take starting classes without a break during the All-Star break.

Director Yeom said, “Lee Jung-yong is currently in the process of making pitches. He can make a starter only when he makes a curveball or a forkball (with his own).” You can never make a selection with the type of pitch during a free throw. Along with improving your curveball and forkball, you increase the number of pitches,” he explained.

“I haven’t practiced forkball yet, so I haven’t used it much. In the end, when I pitched in the middle pitcher pattern (opponent’s batting order), I kept getting hit. That proved it. would have done,” he added.

The match manager Yeom mentioned was the match against Lotte on the 9th. Lee Jung-yong collapsed greatly with 7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 6 runs (5 earned runs) in 3 innings. If you are a relief pitcher, even if the pattern is monotonous, you can dominate the opponent with a strong pitch in a short inning, but starting is different. His ability to throw long innings with as many different weapons as possible is important.

Lee Jung-yong plans to join the Futures League team during the All-Star break and work hard to improve the quality as a starter.

Manager Yeom said, “(Lee Jeong-yong will go to the second team during the All-Star break) and throw. No matter how many runs he loses, he will focus on throwing curveballs and forkballs and will train to endure. The number of pitches will also increase. The goal is 90 at the start of the second half from the current 70. “The key to success in the second half of the season is Lee Jeong-yong’s success in the second half of the season,” he said.

Meanwhile, on the 17th, Lee Jung-yong started a practice match against Doosan Bears held at LG Champions Park in Icheon and played 5 innings. I am curious to see what kind of activity he will perform in the second half after diligently spending his break.

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