The best hit of the LG Twins in the first half of this season is right-handed sidearm Park Myung-geun (19).
When Park Myung-geun, who joined LG in the 메이저사이트 third round of the 2023 rookie draft, joined the opening entry through an exhibition game, he was half-excited and half-worried. However, in 36 innings in 36 games in the first half, Park Myung-geun recorded four wins, five losses, five saves, and a 3.25 ERA. In LG, which was expected to take a rough road due to the injury of closer Ko Woo-suk and the sluggish performance of the must-win group Jung Woo-young, Park Myung-geun energized the bullpen with an all-weather performance. Thanks to this performance, Park Myung-geun was also honored to be selected as an All-Star as a recommended player for his debut season.
However, LG chose to let Park Myung-geun rest in the rest of the first half. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop announced his plan to give Park Myung-geun a two-week break. Park Myung-geun, who played against Jamsil KT on the 6th, allowed two runs with one hit and one walk (one walk), and felt uncomfortable with his elbow. Coach Yeom expressed his intention to remove Park Myung-geun from the entry and exclude him from the All-Star Game coach recommendation.
The decision to rest is largely a stepping stone for the second half of the year.
Coach Yeom considered Park Myung-geun’s appropriate number of innings this year to be 55 to 60 innings. He played more than half of his target innings in 36 innings in the first half. Park Myung-geun is needed to hold out the important early schedule in the second half to solidify the lead. He is a goalkeeper who wants to take advantage of the bullpen in the second half more smoothly by giving Park Myung-geun an early break.
Even if Park Myung-geun is missing, the LG bullpen is full of energy. Bullpen pitchers to replace empty seats are evenly distributed. Jung Woo-young recently recovered his pitching power, and Ko Woo-suk also returned from injury and found stability.
Park Myung-geun, who started early rest, is expected to focus on rest for the time being and take the mound in the second half of the year after readjusting the All-Star break period. Attention is drawn to his performance in the second half, which was rewarded with an “early break” for his good performance.