LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop added a new tutor to Lee Jung-yong, who is in the starting class.
This is Kim Jin-sung, a forkball expert. Lee Jung-yong, who received private lessons from Lim Chan-kyu on curves and changeups, will receive short-term private lessons on forkball from Kim Jin-sung this time.
Lee Jung-yong has been a bullpen 토토꽁포인트 pitcher since his debut, but he recently changed his position to a starter. Lee Jung-yong, who will start next year’s Sangmu in the absence of a suitable starting position, was given a starting position in advance.
Lee Jung-yong made his starting debut against Lotte in Jamsil on June 25. He set the limit of 50 pitches, and threw 49 pitches in two innings, recording three hits, one walk, and one run. In the match against KIA in Jamsil on the 2nd, his second appearance, he threw 59 balls in three innings of 60 hits, one walk, and one strikeout. There was a crisis, but he showed his crisis management skills in the bullpen to prevent them without losing a point.
What was disappointing was the number of pitches. He pitched 108 innings in two starts. In other words, he threw about 21 innings per inning. have a large number of pitches.
Yeom’s diagnosis is the absence of a crystal ball. Lee Jung-yong throws sliders, changeups, and curves along with fastballs, but there is no breaking ball that can definitely subdue his opponent.
Head coach Yeom said, “I started with the changeup as a decisive ball, but all the changeups thrown at the advantageous count were cut off. That’s why the number of pitches increases,” he said.
After changing his position to a starter during the season, he will change his pitch this time. Instead of a change-up, we decided to install a forkball.
Head coach Yeom said, “The changeup thrown by Lee Jung-yong does not induce the batter to miss.” “I think forkballs can be used more effectively than changeups,” he said.
To throw a forkball well, I introduced the master as a tutor. Head coach Yeom said, “Kim Jin-sung threw the best forkball in our team, so I asked Jin-sung to learn it.”
Can I learn a new pitch and throw it right away. Coach Yeom said, “Jung Yong has a sense,” adding, “I’ve thrown a forkball before throwing a changeup, so it won’t be too much trouble to learn again.”
If you learn a forkball and throw it well right away, it would be perfect, but it is important to learn and learn it step by step from now on and use it well in the second half or the postseason. There is no need to be in a hurry.
Lee Jung-yong, who has overcome numerous crises under pressure while throwing as a must-win group in the bullpen, unexpectedly started the game, but if he has a decisive ball, it will definitely help him settle as a starter.