The LG Twins finally got their wish. They stood atop the regular season standings for the first time in 29 years since 1994.
LG’s magic number ‘1’ was erased on the 3rd when NC lost to SSG and KT lost to KIA. With this, LG has nine games left to play, but regardless of the outcome of the remaining games, they have won the title for the first time in 29 years. Even if KT, which has seven games left, and NC, which has 11 games left, both win, they won’t be able to surpass LG’s winning percentage.
With this win, LG won the regular season crown for the first time since 1994. A direct ticket to the Korean Series.
This season, LG started anew under Yeom Kyung-yeop. Last year, under his predecessor Ryu Ji-hyun, the team failed to win a championship despite winning the most games in franchise history (87).
So LG handed the baton to Yeom, who was previously the head coach of the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom Heroes) and SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers).
He had never won a championship as a coach. Therefore, he is more eager to win than anyone else.
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LG under Yong Kyung-yup shined in developing pitchers, especially the bullpen.
After developing four players, Park Myung-geun, Baek Seung-hyun, Yoo Young-chan, and Ham Deok-ju, the team has strengthened its bullpen depth.
This is in addition to the existing bullpen of Jung Woo-young, Kim Jin-sung, Lee Jung-yong, and Ko Woo-seok. That’s eight pitchers. This is an improvement in quantity and quality. They were the only team to have two groups of four.
As the depth of the bullpen grew, Lee Jung-yong was used to fill in the gaps in the starting lineup.
This is one of the reasons why Yoon had a smile on his face throughout the season. He consistently tested and groomed his four new pitchers to experience success, and they lived up to expectations and established themselves as mainstays.
LG’s back end is particularly strong, despite the loss of Jung Woo-young and closer Ko Woo-seok to the Hangzhou Asian Games and the departure of Ham Deok-ju due to elbow pain.토토사이트
Park Myung-geun, Baek Seung-hyun, Yoo Young-chan, and Kim Jin-sung have taken turns making saves to fill the void left by Go Woo-seok. As a result, Park Myung-geun (5 saves), Ham Deok-ju (4 saves), Lee Jung-yong (3 saves), Kim Jin-sung (3 saves), Baek Seung-hyun, and Yoo Young-chan (1 save) have all recorded saves.
Naturally, the performance has followed suit. The team’s bullpen has a 3.42 ERA, which is first in the league.