Left-handed pitcher Lee Sang-young (23, LG Twins), who finished his military service, showed confidence in the second act of his active duty life.
Lee Sang-young, who we met at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th, said, “Before I went to the army, I was timid on the mound, but I developed confidence by throwing a lot of balls in Sangmu.”
Lee Sang-young, who was discharged on the 12th, started as a starting pitcher against Samsung Lions in Jamsil on the 14th as soon as he became a civilian.
As the starting lineup of LG has not been able to find stability lately, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop immediately put the team into full play.
Director Yeom said, “I have high expectations for Sang-yeong. I will give him a chance for about a month.”
In response, Lee Sang-young expressed his aspirations, saying, “I want to throw well as much as the coach gave me a good evaluation.”
Lee Sang-young, who said, “I feel like I’m going to fly and I’m just happy to come back to the team,” said, “I plan to throw confidently (in the return match) like the coach and coach said.”
Lee Sang-young played 22 games as a member of the Futures League last year and posted an average ERA of 3.31 with 10 wins and 3 losses.
This is because he actively searched for a pitching stance that suits him in Sangmu, where he has more chances to participate than in professional teams.
The result is ‘Three Quarters Throw’. On overhand throws, he slightly angled his arms to increase his control.
In fact, last year, Lee Sang-young had an average earned run average of 4.39 until May, but by changing his pitching stance, he was able to lower his season average earned run average to 3.31 by September.
Lee Sang-young said, “I lowered my arms boldly enough to be considered a three-quarter,” and he looked back, saying, “It seems to have been a great help in digesting the first ball and innings.”
He said that he referenced the posture of American Professional Baseball (MLB) Josh Hader (San Diego Padres), a left-handed three-quarter pitcher like himself.안전놀이터
Regarding the unfavorable side to right-handed hitters, he replied, “It is definitely weaker against right-handed hitters than left-handed hitters,” but “It’s hard to say it’s a weakness yet, and I think you’ll know it properly when you throw it in the first team.”
Lee Sang-young, who joined LG in 2019, has an average ERA of 4.96 with 1 win and 1 loss in 24 games and 52⅔ innings.