LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop changed the cleanup for the first time during the season. Initially, the cleanup consisted of Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, and Oh Ji-hwan, but after Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan returned to normal conditions, they switched places.
On the 28th, 메이저놀이터ahead of the Jamsil KIA game, Hong Chang-ki (left fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Austin (1st baseman) – Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) – Moon Bo-kyung (3rd baseman) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Kim Min-seong ( Second baseman) to Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Lim Chan-gyu.
Regarding the cleanup change, Director Yeom said, “I think it would be better for Jihwan to be in number 3. Getting sick in the first episode is the worst in terms of flow. If Jihwan goes to number 3, even if he gets to 1st or 2nd base safely, the chance of getting sick is reduced. If there is a double play in the 1st and 2nd base, it is not good for Hyeonsu and it is not good for the team.”
No worries about condition. He boasts a sense of climax hitting Oh Ji-hwan, Kim Hyun-soo, and even Austin. All three of them are batting average in the mid-30s or higher. In particular, Hyun-soo Kim has a batting average of 0.403. OPS is also hot with Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan above 1.000, and Austin at 0.916.
Director Yeom said, “Currently, our numbers 3, 4, and 5 have the best energy. Then, I thought about how to increase the probability more within this, and decided to adjust it like this.”
Regarding Park Hae-min, who swings the bat hotly with a batting average of 0.324 OPS 0.867 in the ninth batting order, “I was worried. Still, from number 9, the scoring link continues to be made. I was worried about changing Seongju No. 2 and Haemin No. 9, but he didn’t want to change the good flow starting from No. 9.” He doesn’t see it as bad because the ball was caught right in front of the fielder,” he explained.
Song Chan-eui, who started as a starter the day before but was replaced after only two at-bats, continues to train in the first team. Coach Yeom said, “Chan-eui is a player who can become a masterpiece. Even the packaging is like a luxury item. But he still has a lot to fill,” he said. His defense improved a lot through training. His throw is also stabilizing. However, I still have more things to fill up on defense and hitting, so I train with our coaches every day.”
Song Chan-eui plans to go down to the 2nd team in time for Lee Jae-won to rise to the 1st team. In the Futures League, the results of training in the first team are tested while constantly digesting actual battles. Manager Yeom said, “I expect Chan-ui to play an active role in a better way in the second half. If he plays well in the second half, he will be in better shape next year. Moon Bo-kyung can go to the army in the future, so I’m thinking of taking Chan-ui as third base at that time.”