LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop patted Moon Bo-kyung (23) on the back after his disappointing defense in the 6th game. He expected the inexperienced Moon to improve based on this. Reliever Ko Woo-seok, who gave up four runs and took the loss, was also trusted to learn and improve.
Referring to the previous day’s game at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on July 7, Yeom said,안전놀이터 “As a manager, I’m very disappointed and upset, but after 144 games, you can play baseball like this. You can play a game like this and a game like that,” he said calmly.
During the LG players’ batting practice, Yeom touched Moon Bo-kyung’s shoulder next to the batting cage and talked to her. “I told her that defense is all about experience. If there is a runner in front of you, the runner behind you will have a long lead and then run quickly. At that point, you don’t have to worry about the runner running, you just have to catch him and throw him to first base.” “There are a lot of games that Bo-kyung won because he hit a home run, and he has done a lot more for the team. I just told her that she shouldn’t repeat the same mistakes.”
“Even if she made a mistake yesterday, I had no intention of taking her out today,” Yeom said. “If she makes a mistake, she needs to go out more. This is Bo Kyung-i’s first year playing third base full-time. Last year, she also played first base, but this year, we are only letting her play third base. We will make him grow into a third baseman like Choi Jeong in the future.”
“It was the same with Ha Sung, even if he made a mistake, he kept sending him out. Even if he made more than 20, we kept him in the game. Ji-Hwan is the same way. I was a defense coach for two years, and I raised him while being abused. I had that experience, and that’s why we have Ji-Hwan now.”
[OSEN=Suwon, Reporter Park Joon-hyung] On the afternoon of the 6th, a game between the KT Wiz and LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.After the end of the game, LG’s Moon Bo-kyung, who made a mistake in defense when Hwang Jae-gyun hit the final out, walks off the field in disappointment. 2023.09.06 / email@example.com
LG took a 3-0 lead into the top of the ninth inning against KT on Saturday, but in the bottom of the ninth, closer Ko Woo-seok came in and took a 3-4 loss. He gave up a run on back-to-back hits and walked Park Kyung-soo with one out. Choi Jae-dae singled to make it 3-2, and he walked Kim Sang-soo again to load the bases.
With two outs, Hwang Jae-gyun hit a hard grounder that bounced in front of home plate. Moon Bo-kyung, the third baseman, was aware of the runner running to third, but his jump was too quick and the ball bounced off his glove and into the outfield. Two runners reached base, resulting in a 3-4 loss.
Hwang Jae-gyun, who had the game-winning hit, said after the game, “I hit a ground ball and sprinted to first base. I thought I was going to be caught by the third baseman, but as I ran, the ball was flowing behind me.”
[OSEN=Suwon, Reporter Park Joon-hyung] On the afternoon of the 6th, the game between the KT Wiz and the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League was played at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.LG closer Go Woo-seok, who gave up a single to Choi Jae-dae in the bottom of the 9th inning, keeps his head down. 2023.09.06 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoon said, “Go Woo-seok came to me and apologized. I asked him how much he had helped us win and he said it was okay. He said it’s okay because I’ve helped him win so far. It will be a great learning experience for the remaining 30 games, as well as for the big games (postseason) and next year.”
Go Woo-seok and Moon Bo-kyung, who must have felt uncomfortable after the previous day’s loss, were comforted by their teammates. “Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan play the role of seniors well,” said Yeom. They took care of Bo-kyung and Woo-seok a lot. The whole team took care of them. As a coach, I’m grateful for that.”
Meanwhile, LG will play with Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder) in the starting lineup.