The LG Twins, who are making their first appearance in the Korean Series (best-of-seven) for the first time in 29 years, will challenge to win the title with their fiery offense.
LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop revealed the batting order against KT right-handed sidearm pitcher Ko Young-pyo ahead of the first game of the KS against the KT Wiz at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday.
Outfielders Hong Chang-ki and Park Hae-min will set the table, while Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, and Oh Ji-hwan will bat in the center field.
Moon Bo-kyung bats sixth, while Park Dong-won, Moon Sung-joo, and Shin Min-jae form the lower order. It’s a left-handed batting lineup.
“The first game is more important than any other in the Korean Series,” Yoon said, “and we will play aggressive baseball.”
When Hong Chang-ki walked in the top of the first inning with the score 0-0, he explained that he had long debated three options for Park Hae-min’s subsequent at-bat: a stolen base, a bunt, or a hit-and-run play.
LG is playing in the Korean Series for the first time in 21 years, since 2002. The last time the team raised a Korean Series toast was in 1994.
With the four starting pitchers – Casey Kelly, Choi Won-tae, Lim Chan-kyu, and Kim Yun-sik – already in place, Yeom also explained the principle of pitcher rotation.
“I will change the pitcher based on the pitching,” he said. “Even if I don’t give up a run, I will change it if I get a hit, and even if I give up a run, I will wait and see if it is due to a fielding error.”
“The experienced Lee Jung-yong, Ham Deok-joo, and Kim Jin-sung will take the mound as the second pitchers,” he added.
“I think our hitters will take the pressure off once we achieve the important goal of scoring first and getting our first win,” Yeom said. “Seeing the players so eager to win, I asked them not to hesitate in the meeting and to play calmly and composed.”
“If I wasn’t afraid back then, I’m more or less organized now,” said Yeom, who is making his second appearance in the Korean Series after nine years since 2014 when he led the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom Heroes). 카지노사이트