The movement of the crystal ball forkball was not the same as before, but a quality start led the team to victory. LG has won all six games that starter Lee Jung-yong (27) has pitched. LG has won every game Lee has started since July 27 against Suwon KT.
LG won 11-4 in Suwon KT on July 7. Lee had the edge in the starting matchup against Ko Young-pyo, who struggled with three runs in six innings.
Lee struggled with his forkball more than in the previous game, but found a breakthrough with his four-seam fastball. He faced nine hits and walked two, but minimized the damage. Lee earned his seventh win of the season.
Lee has brought stability to LG’s starting pitching staff with his successful transition. From August 2 against Jamsil Kiwoom to today, Lee has gone 4-0 with a 1.55 ERA in five games. With the forkball becoming his go-to pitch, he has become a completely different pitcher than Ae-Jeon, who was a four-seam-slider two-pitcher.
On this day, KT’s hitters were also worried about Lee’s forkball, and their timing was consistently off. The forkball didn’t fall as precisely as it did in the previous game, but the effect of the extra pitch was evident.
After the match, Lee Jung-yong said, “We had a bad game yesterday, so I thought we could carry over the momentum, so I recognized that and tried to prepare well. There were a few close calls, but we were able to overcome them thanks to the help of our fielders and batsmen.”
“I think the forkballs were a little bit off today, and there were a lot of right-handed batters, so I thought my slider would be a good pitch, but I got a lot of hits, so I went to a different pattern in the second half,” he said. “I’m going to try to do better as the season is coming to an end. I’m going to take care of my body and rest as much as possible.”메이저사이트
Finally, Lee Jung-yong said, “I know the fans must have been very upset with the loss yesterday, but I hope they will support the players as they are doing their best.”
With the win, LG improved its season record to 69 wins, 44 losses, and two draws. They moved 6.5 games clear of second-place KT. They also have a 7-6 head-to-head record against KT.