The LG Twins are rushing to the top of the odds in May. The championship candidate LG’s baseball is getting stronger.
LG won the 2023 KBO League regular season home game against KT Wiz held at Jamsil Stadium on the 18th with the concentration of the batting line and Guo Gu-jin’s counterattack to win 9-5. With this, LG, who recorded 24 wins and 14 losses, continued the winning streak mode again with two consecutive wins, and chased SSG Landers, the first place, by a car of 0.5 games.
At the same time, with the victory on this day, LG recorded 9 wins and 3 losses in May, with a win rate of 0.750, rising to the top of the monthly win rate. Compared to April, when the win rate was only 0.577 with 15 wins and 11 losses (?), LG is raising the win rate rapidly.
In fact, LG’s win-loss margin, which was +4 at the end of April, has now increased to +10. It’s still early in the season, but it’s a very smooth flow.
Especially in May, it is showing an amazing pace to the extent that it is not an exaggeration to say that they ‘forgot the defeat’. What is encouraging is that LG is still converting this performance into a victory while continuing its good pitching performance. As a result, unlike April, which was lacking in substance, May is accumulating multipliers one by one with a high win rate.
If so, can we say that LG’s power of Tuta is now on the right track? Yeom Gyeong-yeop, manager of the LG Twins, disagreed. Instead, he explained the reason for the higher win rate, such as ‘absurd mistakes, reduced runners, and reduced blown saves’.
Before the game on the 18th, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “April was full of ‘absurd mistakes and absurd missteps’. In addition to that, another thing came out a lot of blown saves,” he said. “These three things overlapped. In April, too, if we did it right, we should have done at least +8~9 (margin),” he said, reflecting on last April.
In fact, until April, LG recorded a team batting average of 0.299 and an OPS of 0.797, approaching 30%, and was unrivaled in most of the attack indicators. It was the strongest offensive team. LG’s mound was also ranked 4th with a team ERA of 3.49 until April. However, the harmonious power of these two hits did not lead to a huge win rate and ended April in 3rd place.
As of May, it is still in the same 3rd place, but the monthly win rate is 75%, and it is proudly in the 1st place. Since you are making the process into a result with achievements like that, will the regret for the victories you missed in April remain stronger? There is a reason for that too.
“Actually, I bet on the game in April. From the manager’s point of view, I thought the beginning of this season was very important, but I couldn’t achieve as much as I saw the match. Still, certain goals were achieved. Because the target was +5. The month of May is a little more stable than aggressive, and I’m trying not to overwork the players.” This is Director Yeom’s strategy for May, which contains an honest confession about last April.
There is a reason. This is because it is judged that June will be the time to hit and rise as there are some power gap leaks, including the current finisher Ko Woo-seok.
Director Yeom also revealed his confidence in escaping to a higher place, saying, “In the end, from June, some opportunity will be created for us to compete.”
In the end, I saw that the team was becoming stronger through trial and error and difficulties in April.
In particular, it is encouraging that LG Pil Seung-jo, who was shaken by committing 8 blown saves, the most in the league, is gradually settling down in the absence of Go Woo-seok in April. In May, even though LG Guo-Jin was shaken, as a result, he committed only one blown save and kept his victory.
The head also paid attention to such a process. Director Yeom said, “As Blon saves were made in April, anyway, Lee Young-chan, Park Myeong-geun, and Ham Deok-joo (Pil Seung-joo) were created, and in May these three are holding out in a one-point game.” Now that three players are holding on, the number of blown saves is also decreasing, and they are winning even in a one-point game. In May, the role of these three people should be considered very large.”
In the game on the 18th, starting pitcher Lee Ji-gang gave up 3 runs in 3 innings, but Park Myung-geun, Kim Jin-seong, Jung Woo-young, Lee Jeong-yong and Choi Dong-hwan blocked a total of 6 innings and allowed 2 runs to keep the lead. It was also confirmed on this day that the power of LG’s baseball is getting stronger.메이저사이트
In addition to the hotter offensive power this year, if the LG bullpen becomes more solid, the road to ‘winning baseball’ can become easier.
Manager Yeom also believed that the team could become stronger by June if Koh Woo-seok and other pitchers who are currently injured join and form the complete mound power envisioned in the spring camp.
As a result, it is LG that is gradually turning its power into a complete unit. It is a figure that gradually reveals the reality of the potential that many people picked as a candidate for the championship, adding to the hardness of baseball with an iron wall.