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LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop is a style that closely draws up plans C to D for season operation from finishing camps and spring camps. Nevertheless, baseball is a creature and no one knows when and what will happen to anyone in 144 games. It is dizzying to look back on the past at a time when it has been almost a year since head coach Yeom took the helm of LG.
Just looking at the mound, it's like that. Among the cards that were constant under the former coach, there are cards that do not work properly. There is a slight curve starting with Ko Woo-suk. This is the case with setup man Jung Woo-young, starter Kim Yoon-sik, and Lee Min-ho. He has recently recovered, but Casey Kelly has also been in bad shape all season. At this critical time, Adam Plutko was gone altogether.
No matter how closely coach Yeom prepares, it is impossible to prepare for all these variables. Coach Yeom realized something while coaching and leading the Heroes, SK, and LG for about 10 years. At the beginning of the season, when there is relatively room for a ranking fight, it is necessary to use as many players as possible without touching the existing power framework as possible.
In fact, LG has 32 pitchers in the first division until the match against KIA in Gwangju on the 8th. There are 33 players, including Son Joo-young, who will start the second game of the doubleheader against KIA on the 9th. It is overwhelming compared to other clubs. It also means that it didn't go as planned, and considering that he is ranked first with a 3.65 ERA, it should be said that Yeom's ability to adapt, resourcefulness, and wisdom stood out.
Ahead of the Gwangju KIA match on the 8th, head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, "If I had insisted on starting pitchers Lee Min-ho, Kim Yoon-sik, bullpen Jung Woo-young, and Lee Jung-yong, I would have been in fourth place now. "If you don't challenge, you can never grow a player," he said. The best scenario is to check the efficiency and justification of each plan established at the finishing camp at the spring camp and show its power in the season.
However, if you are caught in a number of variables that cannot be touched, you must operate Plan B at that moment. Coach Yeom immediately presented customized solutions to individuals in cooperation with coaching staff and clubs, and saved players to save them through long breathing. Kelly, Kim Yoon-sik, who pitched well against KIA on the 8th, Lee Jung-yong, who switched from the bullpen to the starting lineup, and Lim Chan-kyu, who fought hard in the starting lineup until the middle of the season, are representative.
In the meantime, there are many newly discovered cards in the bullpen. Yoo Young-chan, Park Myung-geun, and Baek Seung-hyun are representative. Regarding Oh Seok-joo, who left the last-minute score against Suwon KT on the 7th, "We are pitchers who have been saved from the major tour (deliberately providing first-tier experiences to promising players and inducing growth engines since the Heroes were managers). "Even if the speed is slow, there are various breaking balls and it becomes a command," he said. Ham Deok-ju also made a comeback after meeting coach Yeom after failing to settle down after the trade.
Some of them must have been somewhere in Plan B, C, and D~~ at camp. However, it is also true that he boldly used it in the first division without trusting only the existing resources. Coach Yeom said, "After I came out of SK, I took a break for two years and studied this and that. Team performance is much better when it comes to diversity. "I have to use several cards at the beginning of the season to get a lot of weapons at the end of the season," he said.
Of course, head coach Yeom admitted that LG had honed the Debs well in advance before he took office. This part is LG Front's capability. In other words, if there are no ingredients and they are poor, even the representative of Jongwon Baek cannot make delicious dishes. In fact, coach Yeom said, "If you do that, there are many failures." More than 50% of it is, he said. "LG had a lot of resources, so I was able to do this."
In the end, coach Yeom turned over whether it was a hidden card or a fake card for the presidency, and it should be seen that he is going to pay off. The risk was obviously high, but he overcame it with the club's preparation and his know-how. As a result, LG has significantly more cards that can be used in the first division than in previous years.
Coach Yeom said he would do so again if a similar situation occurs in the future. In particular, he pointed out that bullpen pitchers are the least consistent and stable parts. It is difficult to find a bullpen that has been running for more than two to three years unless it is a pitcher with a clear pitch.
It is no longer an era where Pilseungjo can be turned around for years with two to three people. Coach Yeom also checked and prepared for this trend of modern baseball early on. For reference, KIA, its partner in the four consecutive games, has improved its bullpen this year because it does not rely on a specific one or two Pil Seung-jo.
Friday, September 8, 2023
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