For the first time this season, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop explained why he pulled his starters before the fifth inning and effectively abandoned the game. 토스카지노“I’m most sorry to the LG fans,” he said.
LG lost 1-14 against the Changwon NC on the 25th. Starter Choi Won-tae gave up three runs in the first inning, four in the third, and four in the fourth. The offense was unable to capitalize on their starter, Pedi, scoring just one run. Yoon threw in the towel in the fourth inning, using five starters in a row.
Before the game at Changwon NC Park on the 26th, Yeom commented on the previous day’s game, saying, “Yesterday was a blowout…”. The team was forced to give up the game early. Choi Won-tae was hit by a pitch in the first inning, and NC’s starting pitcher Pedi was in top form early on and showed off his perfect stuff.
“In a game like yesterday, there’s only one thing a manager can do best. It’s to take the starter out early. As a coach, you have to make decisions, but the fans are the ones who feel the most sorry. They traveled all the way from home to see their favorite players. I really feel sorry for the fans,” he said.
If it had been a home game, it would have been different. “If it was a home game, I would have tried to keep my main player until the seventh inning as much as possible,” Yeom said, expressing his sympathy for the fans.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yup / OSEN DB
Speaking about Pedi, Yeom said, “He was really good. His record (16 wins, 1.97 ERA) speaks for itself. He has the best stuff in the KBO right now. That’s why he gave up in the fourth inning. If it was any other pitcher, he wouldn’t have given up 0-7. The way our hitters were reacting, it looked like he was going to keep throwing until the seventh inning. I realized that even if they changed pitchers, there was no way we were going to give up seven or eight runs in the eighth or ninth inning, so I made a quick decision. If it wasn’t for Pedi, I would have changed Choi Won-tae quickly and tried to drag him out somehow.”
As Yeom predicted, Pedi shut down the LG lineup until the seventh inning, allowing just one run and one solo home run.
“I’m sorry for the fans, but it’s a manager’s job to get what the team can get, so even if I get criticized… I arrived at 3 a.m. and I had to decide in the end that even if I get criticized, it’s a plus for the team,” Yeom said.
“The next thing I feel sorry for is the backup players. The backup players have to go out there and make sacrifices because they forget their personal records against a difficult pitcher, so I feel sorry for the backup players.”
LG pitcher Choi Won-tae / OSEN DB
Choi Won-tae threw 93 pitches in four innings in what was supposed to be an early exit. “The ball was really bad yesterday. “If I had a long reliever on the roster, I would have used him (early). But I was going to let him throw about 90 pitches.
There’s another game coming up, so you’ve got to throw and find the reasons for (the poor performance). I gave him two more innings to find out why he didn’t pitch well today. Of course, there are overloads in the middle, but more than anything, you have to be better for the next game, so I told them to throw two innings as if they were practicing now.”