It will take an in-depth meeting with the club, but Yoon Kyung-yeop seems to have a ‘Jamsil Jesus’ in his heart.
LG Twins’ ‘long-lived foreigner’ Casey Kelly raises hopes of pitching in Jamsil next year.
LG Twins manager Yoon Kyung-yeop has revealed that he will be accompanying foreign pitcher Casey Kelly next season.
Kelly started Game 1 of the Korean Series against the KT Wiz in Jamsil on July 7, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6⅓ innings. Although the team fell short, 2-1, Kelly did her part.
Before Game 2 on Aug. 8, Coach Yeom discussed Game 1 and had some positive things to say about Kelly. In particular, he praised the new addition of forkball. Kelly threw the forkball as a new weapon in the Korean Series. He had never thrown it before in the regular season. He’s a changeup guy, but he’s been honing his forkball and testing it in practice, and then he threw it for real in the Korean Series.
It was a forkball that drew Alford’s bat to strike out in the first inning.
He threw 92 pitches that day, only three of which were forkballs, but the fact that he tried them in the most important and stressful game of the Korean Series is a positive.
The same can be said for Yoon. “We talked about the forkball during the season, but he didn’t feel comfortable with it,” Yoon said.
“We talked about it during the season, and he didn’t feel comfortable with it. But when I was preparing for the postseason, I practiced forkball with my pitching coach. He told me not to tell anyone that it was a surprise and threw me a forkball in a practice game. 카지노사이트 I got a strikeout with the forkball in the scrimmage, which gave me confidence, and I used it as the deciding pitch in the game.” “The forkball improved Kelly’s strikeout rate. I’m looking forward to her next appearance in the Korean Series with the forkball, and I’m looking forward to next season.”
“Next season,” Yeom said. It may be ‘lip service’ or a slip of the tongue, but it shows how much he cares about Kelly. It can be seen that he recognizes her hard work and dedication to the team.
Kelly, who has been LG’s ace since 2019 and has been a fan favorite, has hit a rough patch this season.
In the first half of the year, he went 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 18 games. This was in stark contrast to his teammate Adam Plutko’s 11-1 record and 2.21 ERA in 17 games. Fans were clamoring for a change, and the team and coaching staff actually considered it.
But they had faith in Kelly, and it showed in the second half. The team improved to 4-2 with a 2.90 ERA in 12 games. Between Plutko going down with a pelvic bone contusion and being lost for the season without pitching due to injury concerns, Kelly held down the starting rotation until the end. Kelly threw 178⅔ innings this season, the fifth-most in the league behind Doosan Alcantara (192), Samsung Buchanan (188), Kiwoom Hurado (183), and NC Peddie (180⅓). He led the team in innings pitched. His 10-7 record with a 3.83 ERA this season is clearly not up to par. After the Korean Series, Kelly should be analyzed from multiple angles and re-signing should be discussed.
LG’s dramatic come-from-behind win in Game 2 forced a Game 5, giving Kelly one more chance to pitch. If he pitches well in Game 5 and helps LG win the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years, he’ll have a better chance of getting the green light for next season.