Will Lee Sang-young, who has returned from military service, be able to settle down in the starting lineup for the LG Twins?
Lee Sang-young, a graduate of Busan High School, is a left-handed pitcher who was nominated by LG in 2019. His fastball with a maximum speed of 140 km in the latter half is considered his strength, and he played 52.2 innings in 24 professional first team games (9 starts), achieving 1 win and 1 loss with an average ERA of 4.96.
After completing the 2021 season, Lee Sang-young enlisted in the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu) in December of that year and became an ace. He went 10-3 with an earned run average of 3.31 in 22 games (119.2 innings) in the 2022 season. He was tied for first in wins, and ranked third in earned run average.
Lee Sang-young’s performance continued this year as well. He started in 9 games (51.1 innings) and recorded an ERA of 2.63 with an ERA of 8 wins and 1 loss. After completing his military service on the 12th, he plans to join the first team immediately.
On the 11th, ahead of the game against Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon (13-7 LG won), LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “Lee Sang-young accompanies (with the 1st team) and enters the starting rotation,” adding, “It is the 4th starter. (Leaving the result) about 4 games will make the (starting) rotation turn steadily. We plan to appoint him as a starter for the Samsung Lions match (held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 13th and 15th).”
Like this, Lee Sang-young was able to enter the first-team starting rotation as soon as he returned because he had normally rotated in the starting rotation in the Futures League until recently.메이저사이트
In addition, the fact that LG’s local starters are insecure recently also played a big role. First, left-hander Kim Yoon-sik (3-4, ERA 5.29), who had a lot of ups and downs, went down to the 2nd group on the 9th, and Lee Min-ho (2 losses, ERA 3.95), who returned from injury, is also not showing as much activity as expected. Lim Chan-gyu (5 wins, 1 loss, 2.89 ERA) did his part, but he recently stagnated with an ERA of 6.97 in June.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I personally have not personally seen (Lee Sang-young’s pitching) with my own eyes except for TV broadcasts, but he is a pitcher who has been consistently selected since last year at Sangmu. All internal reviews were good. (Everyone) said he was a pitcher worth raising. He said, “I hope he will settle down as a 4th starter.” The 4th and 5th selections are the key points for the rest of the season. The 5th starter can rotate several players, but the 4th starter has to settle down by June,” he emphasized.
Will Lee Sang-young settle down smoothly in the LG starting lineup and relieve coach Yeom’s worries? Amidst a lot of interest, he is scheduled to take the mound as a starting pitcher against Samsung in Jamsil on the 14th.