“I have to throw a lot.”
LG Twins starting pitchers Casey Kelly and Won-tae Choi, both foreigners, are rested and ready for the Korean Series. But closer Ko Woo-seok and setup man Jung Woo-young will pitch until the end of the season.
LG removed Choi Won-tae and Kelly from its first-team roster ahead of its final game of the season against the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium on Saturday.
Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “We are preparing for the Korean Series. We will take a good rest now and pick up the pace when the postseason starts,” said Yong Kyung-yup. “The three starters have been decided. We are considering Im Chan-kyu and Choi Won-tae for the second lineup. For the fourth spot, we’re thinking about Kim Yun-sik and Lee Jung-yong,” he said, explaining how he plans to use the starting lineup.
“I’m going to leave it up to the individual players to rest their beasts. Except for the players who want to rest, we plan to play normally. When I asked Kim Jin-sung to rest, he said he would throw every other day. Even the bullpen pitchers, if they pitch one day, we’re going to give them one day off.”
Except for Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok, who are competing in the Hangzhou Asian Games. “However, Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok, who are on the Asian Games team, will join the team immediately after returning home, and we plan to have them throw non-stop until the end. They need to throw a lot,” he said.
It’s important that they don’t lose their feel for the Korean Series. In addition, Jung hasn’t pitched since last month’s game against KIA. Go Woo-seok hasn’t pitched since last month’s game against NC on April 22. It’s been a long time since the Gocheok Dome training period for the Asian Games.
Sure, he took the mound in Hangzhou, but he’s not as fresh as he was during the league schedule. LG is headed straight to the Korean Series, so they’ll have to wait for the wild-card game, semi-playoffs, and playoffs to end.
As Yeom said, the team will have to keep checking their pitching form in the remaining games. That said, there aren’t many games left.
LG only has six more games to go before the regular season ends. They will travel to the Gochuk Kiwoom Heroes on July 7 and play at home against the Lotte Giants on July 9. The Korean national team, led by Ryu Jung-il, will play the final game against Chinese Taipei on the afternoon of the 7th and return home via Incheon International Airport on the 8th.
Even if Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok join the team right away and start against Lotte, they will only have five games to play.메이저사이트
They play one more game against Lotte on the 10th and travel to Changwon on the 13th for their final game of the season against the NC Dinos. The regular season ends with two games against the Doosan Bears on the 14th and 15th.
Jung Woo-young is 11-5 with five saves and a 4.74 ERA in 57 games this year. Closer Ko Woo-seok has 15 saves and a 3-8 record with a 3.68 ERA in 44 games.
Of LG’s main bullpen, Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok haven’t pitched much this year. Both have yet to reach 50 innings. That’s why Yeom says they need to pitch more.