Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who empowered the ace… “Kelly, we’re going to the end of the season”

July 11, 2023 0 Comments

 Professional baseball LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop gave strength to starting pitcher Casey Kelly, whose position has decreased this season.바카라

Manager Yeom met with reporters at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 11th and dismissed the possibility of replacing a foreign pitcher, saying, “(Even if Kelly’s performance gets worse) this season will go to the end.”

Kelly, who is in his 5th year at LG, has played the role of an immovable ace with 58 wins, 31 losses and an average ERA of 2.89 in 114 games from 2019 to last year.

However, he has been showing ups and downs this season.

He was sluggish with an ERA of 5.66 with 1 win and 2 losses in April, but seemed to be successful in rebounding in May (4 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.73).

However, he slowed down with an average ERA of 4.73 with 1 win and 1 loss in June, and then collapsed with 5 runs in 5⅔ innings against kt wiz on the 6th of this month.

Director Yeom diagnosed, “There is no problem with restraint, but there are many missed pitches,” and “since there are many missed pitches after two strikes, the hit rate is much higher than last year.”

In fact, Kelly had 144 hits in 27 games last year, but gave up 110 hits in only 17 games this season. His batting average soared from 0.232 last year to 0.279 this year.

Director Yeom also revealed specific plans for the selection class for key bullpen Lee Jung-yong.

Lee Jung-yong started on the first team stage for the first time after his debut against the Lotte Giants on the 25th of last month.

Lee Jeong-yong, who made his debut as a starter with 1 run in 2 innings, continued his good fight with 3 scoreless innings against the KIA Tigers on July 2, and collapsed with 6 runs in 3 innings (5 earned) against Lotte on the 9th.

Director Yeom saw the key to breaking ball proficiency and the number of pitches.

Coach Yeom said, “You can never become a starting pitcher just by pitching one inning.

“He needs to increase the number of pitches,” he said. “I will increase it to 80 pitches during the All-Star break (one game) and then start throwing 90 pitches in the second half.”

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