Yeom Gyeong-yeop (55), the LG Twins coach, announced that he will continue to use Park Myeong-geun (19), a rookie who collapsed in two consecutive games, for a while.
Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO league regular season away match against Kiwoom Heroes, which will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 4th, “When I send Park Myeong-geun, I keep failing, but in the end, I send him out because the beginning is okay.”
Right-handed sidearm Park Myung-geun, who was nominated by LG with the 27th overall in the 3rd round of the 2023 rookie draft, received a lot of attention from spring camp as coach Yeom Kyung-yeop picked him as a 5th selection candidate. Despite his short stature of 174 cm, he has been highly praised by his seniors since the time of the Arizona Spring Camp in the United States for his fast ball speed of 153 km per hour and control.
Contrary to expectations, the regular season is going through trial and error. He pitched in both the opening two games with the KT Wiz, but allowed 5 runs (3 earned) with 3 hits and 1 walk without striking out in ⅓ innings. The average ERA reaches 81.00 even without including the runner in charge of the pitcher in front.
However, the command tower will continue to use Park Myung-geun. Director Yeom said, “I can never operate like this at the end of the season, so I try to develop adaptability in the beginning. I also need to make sure that I have the skills (to work in the first team).”
The situation in which the existing players stumbled at the beginning of the season was an opportunity for the young players. Director Yeom explained, “The existing players’ physical condition has not yet improved, so the existing framework is shaking. Even so, it is thanks to the players who are raising them that they are enduring.”
“Like this, the cards of the LG Twins are continuously made only when they are written in such a variety of ways in the beginning.안전놀이터 If you use only the players you have used, new players will not appear. That’s why (Kim) Ki-yeon continues to send out. I think it is right to use steadily as long as it is a player that can be raised.”
We are looking at it as a starting candidate in the long term, but we expect Park Myung-geun to become the second pilseungjo for now. Director Yeom said, “When Go Woo-seok returns, Jung Woo-young, Kim Jin-seong, and Lee Jeong-yong will return to four people, and then Yoo Young-chan, Baek Seung-hyun, Ham Deok-ju, and Park Myeong-geun prepare. It is possible to operate stably in the second half of the season. It is the beginning, but that is why I boldly use Seunghyun or Yeongchan.”