Throughout the season, the LG Twins did not deviate from the competition for the lead even once in the midst of big and small crises, and in the second half, the gap with SSG Landers widened further and solidified the first-round system.안전놀이터
Ahead of this season, new foreign hitter Austin Dean, free agent (free agent) catcher Park Dong-won, and Lim Chan-gyu, who stepped on the 10-win mark in 3 years, made a big success.
However, in LG’s solo run, what cannot be left out is ‘running baseball’. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who has been with the team since last year’s finishing training, has ordered players to go one more base and play aggressively. This became a team color through spring camp and demonstration games, and became the driving force of LG.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said ahead of the 12th game of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 20th, “The players have changed a lot. When I find a weakness, I try to solve it. It’s the same at the plate and on defense.”
Next, coach Yeom said, “The first thing I wanted to change our team was to play aggressive baseball without being passive and hesitant,” he said.
We are winning a lot of come-from-behind victories because the players are doing (what we ordered) in a short amount of time, and we are trying to solve the game while finding out the opponent’s weaknesses.” “There are a lot of mistakes, but I think it’s because we’ve expanded the scope and it’s unavoidable. You can’t just look at the play for one thing. There is definitely something to gain from being out. If you ask why they die by overdoing it, there is nothing to say,” he emphasized, “the coach has to endure everything, but the moment he talks about the mistakes there, the players change passively. Players are changing in attack, defense, and running, and the team is playing aggressive and active baseball, and this is the direction LG needs to go in the future, and as it becomes more detailed in the future, its competitiveness will become stronger.”
In addition, coach Yeom asked back, “Austin fills Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha Eagles)’s place anyway, and I think last year and this year are the same. But overall, the stolen base and on-base rate have all gone up. Did that only go up because the batting improved?” Du said, “Baseball is all tied up, and that’s why it goes up. It’s not like I’m doing special practice or changing my form.”
The goal of the command tower is to become a team that is difficult for the opponent to analyze and prepare for, not simply a team with strong power. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “The opponent is not easy with us. There are many things to be careful about and prepare for.” raised his voice.
At the same time, coach Yeom, who expressed satisfaction with the changes the players took care of, said, “I ran a lot in May and June, but in July and August I refrained from stamina arrangements, but everyone ran on their own. I don’t say a word about the failed parts.” “It’s all green light, but starting this month, I give a sign telling me not to run unless I’m in a situation to run. I just need to study what to block. Athletes don’t need to study. Athletes can unconditionally be aggressive, and ‘stop’ is not a matter of studying. It’s something I have to do, and I and the coaching staff just have to study.”
LG’s running baseball is just the beginning. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “This year, I will definitely go like this. I checked all the things I missed, so after the season is over, I will have a more solid overall briefing at the spring camp next year.”