LG pitcher Lee Jung-yong has completely transformed into a starting pitcher. He has pitched well in his last four games and has won three straight starts.
Lee took the mound against Hanwha at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 1 and threw six innings of one-hit shutout ball with five hits, one walk and five strikeouts. The team’s bats came alive in the 10-0 win, his sixth of the season 소닉카지노.
He has now won his last three starts. In four starts since August, he has allowed two runs in 23 innings and has a 0.78 ERA. He topped out at 145 mph with a fastball (33) and a changeup that included a forkball (25), slider (17), and curve (11).
He used his more polished forkball and curveball to good effect in his start. “Call it the dragon’s claw,” Lee quipped of his forkball. Here’s what he had to say
-You’ve won three in a row, and you’ve only given up two runs in four games.
I didn’t realize we were doing so well, and I wanted to carry that momentum into today so that when I went out there, I could win as much as possible.
-You haven’t thrown in a while due to the recent rain cancelations. How do you manage your conditioning?
When you’re preparing, you might worry that you’re going to have a hard time, but I tried to think more positively than negatively. I did one live pitch and just kept throwing as much as I could. I didn’t have a hard time preparing.
On the afternoon of September 1, the game between the LG Twins and the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul.LG starter Lee Jung-yong throws the ball hard in the first inning.
-Doesn’t throwing a forkball make it easier to face hitters?
I don’t think so. I just try to pitch as aggressively as possible. As a pitcher, I think my fastball is my number one pitch. I’m more concerned about my fastball than my forkball.
-Compared to before, I have a decisive pitch.
I’m a little more comfortable, but that’s because of (Park) Dong-won. My breathing is fine these days and I think it will get better as we talk a lot.
-He had a high percentage of first-pitch strikes.
The power analysis team analyzed that Hanwha’s batting lineup hasn’t been good lately. That’s why I thought they would be aggressive, and I tried to pitch aggressively from the beginning, but I pitched more aggressively.
-On the idea that the starters have to pitch better with Plutko out.
Honestly, I think so, but I just want to give them a really good energy on the days that I pitch. I want to spread the idea that if I go up there, if Jung-yong pitches, we’re going to win.On the afternoon of September 1, the game between the LG Twins and the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul.LG starter Lee Jung-yong throws the ball hard in the first inning.
-Lee said he learned his curveball and forkball from his seniors.
Coach Kim Kwang-sam had previously told him that he should try throwing a curveball, and during the All-Star break, Chan Kyu taught him how to do it in detail. Forkball was not a detailed lesson, but he received advice.
-Forkball gets a lot of attention.
I threw it as an amateur, but I don’t think it was as good as it is now, but I wanted to do well in the game, so I threw it occasionally. I threw forkball at camps and when I had some free time, but I didn’t throw much because I’m a medium pitcher, so I throw short innings and don’t throw many pitches.