Professional baseball coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop of LG planned to lay so-called “two bombs” on the 7th and 8th lines while conceiving the batting order for this season. The plan was to put Lee Jae-won and Park Dong-won (pictured), who could hit a home run every once in a while, although their batting average was dropping.
Lee Jae-won hit 13 home runs in and out of the starting lineup last year, with 0.06 homers per at bat, far higher than the league average of 0.02. Park Dong-won finished the season at KIA last year and hit 17 homers, hitting 0.05 homers per at bat. Both of them fell short of last year’s home run king (35), Park Byung-ho (KT), who had 0.08 home runs per at bat, but showed a league-high home run production rate.
LG’s lower batting order is slightly different from what Manager Yeom sketched. This is because Lee Jae-won has not been able to play regularly due to frequent injuries. Director Yeom had to deliver the news of Lee Jae-won’s injury even before the Munhak SSG match on the 25th. Regarding Lee Jae-won, who was replaced in the SSG game the previous day due to discomfort in his left thigh, he said, “Micro damage appeared in the injured area, so it will be difficult to play for about 2 weeks to 20 days.”
Lee Jae-won injured his side even before the start of the season and was unable to join the regular season. He was injured again when he was just picking up the pace after joining the first team on May 7th.
Still, LG is not to the point where the lower batting order is empty. This is because Park Dong-won is hitting two home runs. Park Dong-won hit 2 homers on the same day that Lee Jae-won was dropped from the first-team entry again, going 4 at bats with 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Park Dong-won produced the 11th and 12th home runs of the season and took the sole lead in the home run category.
Both rooms were full of nutrients. Park Dong-won, who played as the 7th hitter and catcher, took a 2-0 lead at the beginning of the 1st inning with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base and caught a 146km fastball from SSG starter Song Young-jin and connected it with a 3-run home run in the middle left. He came out as the lead batter in the 8th inning and hit Moon Seung-won’s 140km slider with a 120m solo home run, breaking SSG’s will to pursue. LG, who won 8-3, pushed SSG, who was co-leader, and rose to the sole lead again.스포츠토토
LG starter Casey Gelly showed anxiety by giving up three runs, including a two-run home run to Hanyu Island in the second inning when the score was 6-0, but skillfully suppressed the run whenever it was difficult. He won his 5th win (2nd loss) of the season with 5 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings.
In resignation, Lotte defeated NC 11-1 with starter Park Se-woong’s 7 scoreless innings while concentrating on 11 hits, including driving out 5 runs in 3 innings. KT also won two consecutive victories by holding Kiwoom 3-0 thanks to the performance of starter Eom Sang-baek, who threw well at home with 4 hits and no runs in 6 innings. In Jamsil, Doosan defeated Samsung 4-3 with Kim Jae-ho’s walk-off hit at the end of the 11th inning. In Daejeon, Hanwha defeated KIA 4-3.