‘1⅔ innings 8 runs → 5⅔ innings 3 runs’ Japanese-style pitching form change worked, coach Lee Seung-yeop “If it doesn’t work, I have to change it”

Lee Seung-yeop of the Doosan Bears positively looked at the change of Choi Seung-yong (22).

Coach Lee Seung-yeop talked about Choi Seung-yong, the 4th starter, in an interview before the game with Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 12th. 

Choi Seung-yong is recording an average ERA of 13.50 with 1 loss in 2 games (7⅓ innings) this season. In his first appearance of the season against NC on the 5th, he struggled with 1⅔ innings, 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs lost. However, against Kiwoom on the 11th, he fulfilled his role by recording 6 hits (1 home run), 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5⅔ innings. 

Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who replaced Choi Seung-yong in the 6th inning, said, “I thought I should take a chance in a 3-3 situation. He seemed weak on the ball. I had to think about starting against LG on Sunday, and Kiwoom is not an easy opponent. Choi Seung-yong was throwing a good ball, but he was determined to win the team,” he explained the situation at the time.

Choi Seung-yong, who had a hard time in his first appearance, achieved good results by changing his pitching form. Unlike his first appearance, in the match against Kiwoom, he showed a pitching form in which he paused during the pitching motion, gathered his strength, and then threw it. He is a pitching form often seen in Japanese pitchers. 

“It is not easy to change the pitching form.카지노사이트 Director Lee Seung-yeop laughed, saying, “It was changed to Japanese food yesterday. I have no choice but to say that I got along well with the pitching coach. I think he must have judged that there was a problem himself. I don’t know if it’s the pitching coach’s opinion or the player’s opinion, but I think the change was made for better performance in the future.” 

Director Lee Seung-yeop, who said he thought positively about Choi Seung-yong’s change, said, “When it doesn’t work, you have to go back, and when it doesn’t work, you have to change. And what was good must be maintained.” 

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