LG pitching staff aiming for another upgrade… The camp goal is to strengthen depth
The LG Twins set up a spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop (55), who took over the baton at the end of last year, is also working with the players in earnest. He mentioned the burdensome word ‘winner’ on his inauguration 스포츠토토 day and hopes for an overall power upgrade in this camp. In particular, it is about to pay a lot of attention to the pitching part. It aims to strengthen the overall depth from the starter, bullpen, and finisher.
The reason coach Yeom is focusing on reinforcing the mound is to prepare for the selection of the national team and injuries. Kim Yun-shik, Jung Woo-young, and Ko Woo-seok were included in the baseball team to participate in the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. Kim Yun-sik, who has reserved a spot in the starting lineup, Jung Woo-young, a key resource in Pil Seung-jo, and Go Woo-seok, an unrivaled finishing pitcher, digest a tough schedule ahead of the start of the new season. In addition, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games are also scheduled for September. Since LG has many promising young pitchers, considerable bleeding is expected during the Asian Games.
It’s good if the players come back healthy after the WBC, but you don’t know what variables will pop up because it’s like starting the season early. In addition, the KBO League runs normally during the Asian Games. Therefore, it is necessary to secure the mound resources as much as possible to achieve the desired results while actively coping with various variables such as the selection of the national team and injuries.
LG overcame the first half of last year, when the domestic starters were somewhat sluggish, with the strength of the bullpen, and succeeded in advancing to the postseason for four consecutive years. The LG bullpen combined for an unrivaled record of 29 wins, 17 losses, 107 holds, 43 saves, and an ERA of 2.89 last year. The starting lineup, which had some difficulties in the first half, was solid with 58 wins and 35 losses and an ERA of 3.66. Attention is focusing on whether coach Yeom, who aims to strengthen depth in all pitching categories, from starters, Pil Seung-jo, and finisher, will be able to raise the height of LG’s mound one step further.