When Go Woo-seok fell from back pain, the LG Twins took an emergency. He was ahead of me worrying about how to block his back door when he was told it would take over 3 weeks.
However, LG’s back door never opened and was well closed. All alternative finishes were blocked.
When Ko Woo-seok, who suffered a shoulder injury in the WBC, was away at the beginning of the season, LG’s back door was poor. When Lee Jeong-yong, who started as an alternate finisher, was sluggish, the entire bullpen seemed shaken. Go Woo-seok came and stabilized, but soon fell back due to back pain. Until Go Woo-seok arrived, I was worried, wondering who would be the finisher. This is because the pressure of the finisher in the KBO league is great.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said he would go with a group finisher system where the bullpen pitchers are raised according to the situation. However, there were two pitchers who came out to finish. It was Ham Deok-ju, the left hand, and Park Myung-geun, the right-hand sidearm. It seems that Ham Deok-joo is the main finisher and Park Myeong-geun is in charge of the sub-finisher. Park Myeong-geun came out as Pil Seung-jo and blocked it first, and Ham Deok-joo stepped up to finish. When Ham Deok-joo struggled to get out of the fight, Park Myung-geun came out as a finisher.
Ham Deok-joo took the mound in 7 games in May, recording 1 win, 3 saves and 1 hold, and Park Myung-geun recorded 1 win, 3 saves and 2 holds in 9 games. Ham Deok-joo threw 8⅓ innings, giving up only one hit, striking out nine, and showing off four pitches and zero runs. Ham Deok-joo, who suffered from injuries for the past two years and received criticism from fans, is now emerging as a surefire bullpen card.스포츠토토
Park Myung-geun also pitched 8⅔innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run, recording an ERA of 1.04.
Unbeknownst to a rookie, he throws with expressionless confidence and is impressive. Manager Yeom is showing trust by using Park Myung-geun when he meets the opponent’s center lineup, and pitching to repay that trust continues.
To these two, Yoo Young-chan added 4 holds and Jung Woo-young added 2 holds, and the bullpen is stable.
LG has recently won 4 consecutive wins while continuing to win stablely thanks to the performance of the bullpen. The record for May was 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, with a win rate of 70.8%. Of course, it is ranked #1 in the May rankings.
When losing, the bullpen gives points. In May, the ERA of the salvation team is 4.08, which is only 6th overall, but there is no blown save in the 9th inning situation. It means that a lead game is definitely blocked.
Ko Woo-seok started pitching, but we have to see when he will return to the first team. Fortunately, the bullpen is running stably, creating a situation where Ko Woo-seok can return after improving his condition sufficiently. Ham Deok-joo, Yoo Young-chan, and Park Myeong-geun’s Pilseungjoo have been newly added, allowing LG’s Pilseungjoo to be operated more abundantly. Manager Yeom’s bold use of young pitchers at the beginning of the season is showing results in May.