A win that could mean a lot, but we’re not letting our guard down. They are aiming for 18 wins in the remaining 29 games. LG head coach Yeom Kyung-yup emphasized that the team will continue to sprint until the day they erase the magic number.메이저놀이터
Ahead of their game against Gwangju KIA on Aug. 8, Yeom reflected on the previous day’s victory. “I think our players are getting stronger and stronger, and it’s good to see them working well together with (Kim) Hyun-soo and (Oh) Ji-hwan at the center. No matter how much the manager wants to do it, in the end, it’s important for the players to do it and have that kind of heart, and we’ve been building that heart for a year this season.”
LG lost to KT in Suwon on April 6 after failing to protect a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning. They gave up four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and lost on a walk-off hit. They used their best pitchers on the 5th and 6th, and played the 7th with a limited bullpen. It was a difficult situation considering the atmosphere, but they managed to win the three-game series in Suwon with an 11-4 victory.
“Even if I lose a game, I’ve completely gotten into the mindset of doing my best in the next game. The players are playing baseball not for me, not for the team, but most of all for the fans. The basic professionalism has completely taken hold,” he said, applauding the players for bouncing back from a devastating defeat to win the series.
LG continues to lead the league with a 6.5-game lead over second-place KT. However, Yeom focused on the fact that there are still 29 games left until the end of the season.
When asked, “Isn’t it safe to say that we’re in a stable zone now?” he replied, “There’s no game that’s not important. Every game is important. I’m going to give my best in every game, just like I’ve been doing so far.” “We need to win at least 18 games from now on. Only then will we be able to go steadily and erase the magic number. I will be happy to clear the magic number.”
On this day, LG organized its best lineup as Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Kim Yun-sik.
When asked if Ko Woo-seok, who was removed from the game group the day before, would start, Yeom said, “I’m thinking about it. If he does start, it will be a save situation in the ninth inning, but he threw a lot of pitches on Tuesday and Wednesday. If he needs more recovery, I’ll give him a day off, but if not, I’ll pitch him in a save situation.”
Meanwhile, Yeom summarized the bench-clearing situation the day before and the conversation he had with Lee Kang-cheol after the game, saying, “I talked to Lee Kang-cheol and it went well.”