LG Pil Seung-jo pitcher Lee Jung-yong has a lot of ups and downs at the beginning of the season. 1st place in blown save. We want to solve the problem by reorganizing the pitching design.
Lee Jung-yong climbed the mound in the 8th inning with a 3-2 lead against Jamsil KIA on the 28th. He threw a fastball (147km) with 2 balls and 2 strikes to Lee Woo-sung, the first hitter who came out as a pinch hitter, and was driven into the middle, allowing a solo home run that went over the left fence.
His fourth blown save of the season as the score was tied 3-3. Most of the pitchers in the league. The lead could not be handed over to finisher Ko Woo-seok, and in the end, LG lost in the 11th overtime.
Lee Jeong-yong, who joined LG as the first nomination in 2019, recorded 3 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 2.97 in 66 games in 2021, establishing himself as a winning group. In 2022, he went 4-4 with 1 save and 22 holds in 65 games with a 3.19 earned run average.
Lee Jeong-yong is recording an average ERA of 5.68 with 2 wins, 3 saves and 1 hold in 14 games through the 29th of this season. Served as temporary finisher while Ko Woo-seok rehabilitated his shoulder at the beginning of the season. He has had failures and successes. 스포츠토토
Regarding Lee Jeong-yong’s sluggish performance on the 29th, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Yesterday, I thought it would be over if Jeong-yong caught 3 outcounts (without conceding)… He said, “It was a mistake. In the pitching coach and power analysis part, we will think about Lee Jeong-yong’s pitching design.”
Two problems were mentioned. The fact that the fastball is thrown at the timing when the deciding ball should go in, and the hit rate is high especially after the 2nd strike. Director Yeom said, “A fastball goes in at the timing when the deciding ball goes in and hits a home run.”
Lee Jung-yong’s batting average is .315, the second highest among league bullpen pitchers (based on 10 or more innings). Hanwha Han Seung-hyuk ranks first in batting average with a .317. In particular, Lee Jeong-yong had only 3 home runs in 65 games last year, but he allowed 2 home runs in 14 games this year.
Director Yeom said, “It is necessary to point out that the problem is repeating. I think it would be good for Lee Jung-yong to redefine those parts and pitching design. There is a high probability that it will appear again in the future. We have to change it.