LG Moon Seong-ju is the best table setter this season. He has a batting average of 0.329 and an on-base percentage of 0.425. He drives the opposing pitcher into a corner from the first inning with leadoff Hong Chang-ki (on-base percentage of 0.435). Such Moon Seong-joo fell into the first game of three consecutive away matches with SSG, who was ‘joint for first place’.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop removed Seong-joo Moon from the starting lineup for the away game in Incheon on the 23rd. He put center fielder Park Hae-min at number 2 instead. Hong Chang-ki will play right field and Lee Jae-won will play left field.
Manager Yeom met with reporters before the game and said, “I have to think a lot about who to leave out while making the lineup these days.” Even Lee Jae-won, who returned from injury, wielded a hard hit, and the competition for the selection of Yasu-jin became more intense. Coach Yeom mentioned Park Hae-min, who strongly showed his willingness to play for the entire game in a media interview after being excluded from the starting lineup for the game against Hanwha on the 21st, and said, “The season is long. People eventually get tired. By summer, the players themselves will feel like they want to take a break,” he laughed.
Regarding Seong-Joo Moon sitting on the bench, coach Yeom said, “The condition is not very good,” and “The thing I pay most attention to in May is not to overdo it.” Director Yeom said, “The most important thing is not to get tired before the heat hits,” and “My philosophy is to give you a break before you get tired.” Director Yeom added, “Of course players want to play, but it is also the role of the coach and coaching staff to stop them.”메이저사이트
Excluding some of the main hitters from the selection also has the effect of widening the range of use of pinch hitters in the game at the end of the game. Park Hae-min, who was missing from the start on the 21st, came out as a pinch hitter with 2 outs and bases loaded in the 6th inning and hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs. In the at-bat right in front of Park Hae-min, Oh Ji-hwan, who also came out as a pinch hitter, picked out a walk. The pinch-hit card was successful in succession.
Manager Yeom said, “With (Lee) Jae-won’s return, an environment was created where the outfielders could take turns giving them a break. When (Son) Ho-yeong returns, (Oh) Ji-hwan will also have a place to rest.” It is a story that the conditions are created to allow the main fielders to rest at least one day while playing six games a week. Director Yeom thinks that the effect of the break will be greater as the season progresses.