“Jung Woo-young is a player to be used.
LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop believes in the hard work of setup man Jung Woo-young (24).
Jung Woo-young made a relief mound in the home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 10th.
Jung Woo-young, who made a sortie from third base in the 7th inning, with the team leading 1-0, caught the first batter Lee Hyeong-jong with a shortstop grounder, but Park Chan-hyuk walked and Lim Byung-wook doubled with two RBIs. Even after allowing the reversal, Jung Woo-young continued to falter. He dedicated a hit to the left after a full count match with follow-up hitter Kim Hwi-jip.
In the end, Jung Woo-young went down the mound in a crisis with 1 company, 1st and 3rd base, and Yoo Young-chan, who took over the baton, could not erase Jung Woo-young’s successor, and the number of runs increased. Jung Woo-young left shabby results with 2 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs in ⅓ innings. On this day, LG lost 1-11 with 9 runs only in the 7th inning.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “For our team to go stably, we need to win the 7th to 9th. Since April, bad situations have occurred in the 7th to 9th, so we have to sort it out quickly. In the end, (Jeong) Woo-young and (Lee) Jeong-yong Only when this comes alive can we make the depth we think strong, so the team can go in a stable direction.”
Jung Woo-young is the league’s representative setup man. He is the pitcher with a career record of 98 holds until last season. He also won the title of King of Hold. However, his main two-seam fastball, which reached mid-150km/h this season, has become dull. He is only in the mid 140km.
Others say that there was a problem with the preparation for the season due to participation in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), and others say that he lost his restraint in the process of correcting the slide step.
Director Yeom believed that once control was restored, he could get on the right track. Director Yeom said, “Wooyoung’s problem is his control. A two-seam fastball needs to be low to have a big effect, but there are a lot of high fastballs. If the two-seam is high, it’s worse than a normal four-seam. It just slides in without any movement. Yesterday (10th) to Lim Byeong-wook The reason I got hit was because I threw two hearts and it was high.”
Jung Woo-young is recording an average ERA of 6.00 in 6 holds this season. He’s early in the season, but his graph isn’t great. Manager Yeom said, “There is nothing that can be solved by avoiding it. Wooyoung is a player to be used. He needs to be the center of the team so that we can go on a normal track. Park Myung-geun doesn’t change anything. When Woo-young and Jung Yong-i come back to life, the Park Myung-geun and Yoo Young-chan cards get the effect and the depth improves,” he explained.
I believe in Jung Woo-young’s growth and am waiting.메이저놀이터 Manager Yeom emphasized once again, “The slide step was something that needs to be fixed sometime. We also need to add pitches. Jung Woo-young is still a young player.”