The starting pitchers faltered in the first game and the batting line struggled, but there was also a harvest. Rookie sidearm pitcher Park Myeong-geun left a strong first impression and gave the green light for a mound upgrade.
On the 2nd (Korean time), LG lost 1-6 in an evaluation match against the LA Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, USA. The first inning was scored, but four starting pitchers, Casey Kelly, Adam Plutko, Lee Min-ho, and Kang Hyo-jong allowed 6 points until the 6th inning. However, Park Myeong-geun, who pitched in the 7th inning, pitched scoreless in one inning, and Cho Won-tae and Lee Woo-chan also pitched scoreless.
The Dodgers started playing mainly with minor league players. Nevertheless, the pitchers’ restraint exceeded 150 km, overwhelming LG’s other lines. LG had only 5 hits온라인바카라. Seo Kun-chang, who played as the first batter, recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats, and Hong Chang-gi, the 2nd batter, recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Moon Seong-joo got 1 hit in 3 at-bats, and Son Ho-young and Shin Min-jae also hit each. The first point in the first inning was Seo Kun-chang’s infield hit, the opponent’s pitcher’s wild throw, and Hong Chang-ki’s heavy hit from second base.
LG is Seo Kun-chang (2nd baseman) – Hong Chang-ki (left fielder) – Song Chan-eui (1st baseman) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Kim Min-seong (designated hitter) – Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Son Ho-young (shortstop) – Shin Min-jae ( center fielder) in the lineup.
Starting pitcher Kelly allowed 2 runs with 3 hits and 1 strikeout in 2 innings. He was hit in a row by the first two batters in the bottom of the first inning, and even an error overlapped, leading to a run. In the bottom of the second inning, he finished pitching with a triple-trial. Plutko gave up 1 run in 2 innings, 1 hit (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, Lee Min-ho gave 3 hits in 1 inning, 1 strikeout and 1 run, and Kang Hyo-jong gave 3 hits in 1 inning, 1 strikeout and 2 runs (1 earned). Hyo-Jong Kang had the best pitch in the LG pitching staff. Kang Hyo-jong reached 148 km even though the opening was about a month away.
The person who recorded the highest speed after Kang Hyo-jong was Park Myung-geun at 146 km. Lee Woo-chan made the most clean pitching among LG pitchers, making a tripartite with 11 pitches in the 9th inning. Lee Woo-chan recorded the highest speed of 145 km.
After the game, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Even though it was the first game for the pitchers today, the overall speed seemed to come up well. It’s the first time batters have seen a ball over 155 km, but the timing seems to be right. There were mistakes by the fielders, but it was good to calmly finish the inning after the mistakes.”
“Park Myung-geun, the only rookie to join, showed a lot of good points in the set position. Even though it was his first game, his speed was up to 146km, and pitches such as sliders and curveballs were good. He raised the bar. In addition, Lee Woo-chan, who will join Jung Woo-young, Lee Jeong-yong, and Ko Woo-seok’s Seungri group, showed good restraint in his first game, and the clean finish was good.”
Park Myung-geun said, “It was my first game, but I don’t think I have come up to the perfect condition I thought. I will prepare well until the demonstration game period and adjust my condition well,” he said. “It was amazing to play against foreign players. In particular, he saw the pitching of a sidearm pitcher and once again felt that his physical condition and skills were superior. It was a good experience,” he said.
“It was fun to play with the players,” said Kelly. I am satisfied to confirm that my physical condition is improving to the desired level while pitching,” she said in her first real experience of this year.Meanwhile, LG will board a flight to Korea on the 4th, local time. They will return to Korea on the 6th and start the demonstration game on the 13th.