The number of pitches was only 69 until the 5th inning. Since it was his first start, he planned to have him throw around 85, but he pitched well, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings, but was replaced early in the bottom of the 6th inning. What did it mean?
It was positive. Originally, another substitute was expected to appear in the next appearance. But the director changed his mind. He got one more chance. This is the story of Lee Ji-gang (24), right-handed pitcher for the LG Twins.
Lee Ji-gang played against Changwon NC Dinos on the 2nd as a replacement for Kang Hyo-jong, the 5th starter who was down to the 2nd team. He allowed 2 runs due to an error added at the bottom of the 1st inning, but he kept it well with no runs until the 5th inning afterwards. Substituted in the bottom of the 6th inning with the score tied at 2-2. He could have let him throw one more inning, but LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop raised Park Myeong-geun.
Manager Yeom said that the early replacement of Lee Ji-gang before the game on the 3rd, the next day, was for the next appearance. Manager Yeom said, “It is helpful for the next game to remove players with less experience when they are good. You can throw with good memory and confidence,” he said. We have to match the numbers,” he said.
Lee Ji-gang’s next appearance is against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 7th. However, if the game is canceled on Children’s Day on the 5th due to a rain forecast, Lee Ji-gang’s chance to start may not be available in the rotation. However, coach Yeom made it clear that he would give him another chance. Director Yeom said, “Lee Ji-gang plans to rotate in the 5th starting rotation for now.” Until Kang Hyo-jong returns, Lee Ji-gang will fill the position.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
If the second appearance also produces good results, Lee Ji-gang may have a chance even after Kang Hyo-jong returns. Veteran Lim Chan-kyu, who is starting in place of Lee Min-ho, who was out due to injury, will return to his original position, Long Relief, and Lee Ji-gang can take the position.
Manager Yeom thinks that Lim Chan-gyu playing long relief can be of great help to the team. Im Chan-gyu, who has good control and a good breaking ball, thinks that he can create a chance for the team to win if he is put in early and blocks when young and inexperienced domestic starters are sluggish. Currently, Manager Yeom’s plan is for Lim Chan-gyu to be the starter until Lee Min-ho returns, but if Lee Ji-gang continues to show good performances, Lim Chan-gyu’s return to long relief may be quicker.