The LG Twins finished first in the first half with a record of 49 wins, 2 draws and 30 losses (.620 win rate). 1 in the first half for the first time in 26 years since 1997. They beat 2nd place SSG by 2.5 games.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop did not attach much importance to the first place in the first half, citing August as the starting point, but showed satisfaction in the win-loss margin.먹튀검증
Coach Yeom said, “The goal I set at the beginning of the season was +18 (win-loss margin) at the end of the first half. I think a +18 would have held up well in the first half.” LG finished the first half with a win-loss margin of +19.
However, coach Yeom regretted the anxiety of the starting rotation, saying, “The part I thought was the most important was not successful.” He mentioned, “The 3rd to 5th starters were not selected (as planned), but Chan-gyu took the 3rd starter position in the middle, and the team did not lose in a row and did not win many consecutive wins, but he created the conditions to be responsible for innings.” .
Plutko made a big success with an ERA of 11-1 and an ERA of 2.21, and Kelly fell short of expectations with an ERA of 6-5 and 4.44, but is gradually stabilizing. Lim Chan-gyu served as the third starter with an average ERA of 3.19 with 6 wins and 2 losses.
However, rookies such as Kim Yun-sik, Lee Min-ho, Kang Hyo-jong, and Lee Ji-gang, who were prepared as starting resources from spring camp, performed poorly.
The starting lineup for the second half is the biggest challenge. Director Yeom said, “How much do 4-5 starters do in the second half? It’s okay even if only 4 starters are made.” If you can’t catch it, you will inevitably be overloaded.”
The key players in the starting lineup are Lee Jung-yong and Kim Yun-shik. We are pinning our hopes on Lee Jung-yong, who switched from the bullpen to the starter. Lee Jung-yong believes that if he can use a curveball or a forkball as a deciding pitch, he can succeed as a starter.
Kim Yun-sik is looking forward to the performance he showed in the second half of last year. Kim Yun-sik, who went down to the rehabilitation group in early June, started building his body again for over a month, and recently appeared in the Futures League. On the 12th, he started the match against the SSG 2nd team and threw 30 pitches, giving up 5 hits and 5 runs in 1 inning.
LG is planning a starting rotation in the order of Kelly, Plutko, Lee Jung-yong, Lim Chan-gyu, and 5 starting pitchers in the second half.