LG Twins ‘high school rookie’ Park Myeong-geun showed a sluggish appearance in his first appearance on his return.
In the 13th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 15th, Park Myeong-geun made a relief mound at the end of the 8th inning when the team was trailing 3-4.
Previously, Park Myung-geun ended the first half early on the 6th of last month with the KT Wiz match in Jamsil. The reason was elbow pain, and LG decided that Park Myeong-geun needed management. After taking a sufficient break, he entered the ‘actual mode’ by recording ⅔ innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and no runs in the Futures League match against SSG Landers on the 12th.
On the day of the first team call-up, Park Myeong-geun, who was called by the coaching staff and headed to the mound, started off uneasy with lead batter Kang Min-ho walking at the end of the 8th inning. After Lee Seong-gyu’s fly ball, he dedicated a series of walks to Ryu Ji-hyuk and Kang Kang-wool, promptly causing a crisis with 1 bases loaded.
Out of 14 pitches, only 2 were struck, and his pitching was shaken, and eventually LG called Choi Dong-hwan with the bases loaded with 1 out. Choi Dong-hwan allowed first batter Oh Jae-il to score two RBIs in a timely manner, and Park Myeong-geun had to carry up to two runs.
Prior to the match, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I will start comfortably with a 2-3 point difference at first, and then I will throw a day and rest until three games (without fighting). After three games, I will fight.” A plan of use has been provided.
Head coach Yeom, who watched Park Myung-geun’s pitching in the dugout, said ahead of the 14th game of the season against Samsung on the 16th, “I thought it was comfortable because I was losing by one point, and the batters I had to deal with were the lower batting line. They were also right-handed hitters.” He explained why he put Park Myeong-geun on the mound.안전놀이터
The cause of the sluggishness that Director Yeom diagnosed was ‘balance’. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “It seems that the balance has not been right since it has been a long time since I went up. I should have changed the pitcher when two runners went out, but the timing of the replacement was one tempo late. I thought about the pride of the player, so I just dragged it.”
According to the original plan, Park Myung-geun is highly likely to take a break from the game on the 16th without a fight. Above all, it is important for Lee Jung-yong, who is in charge of the selection, to cut stars well.