Jamsil, Hwang Hoo-kwang] Jeong Woo-young’s ups and downs this season at LG haven’t exactly inspired confidence, but coach Yeom Kyung-yeop is confident of his protégé’s success at the Asian Games, saying he is a valuable player in international competition.
The LG Twins have three players on the baseball team for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games. Closer Ko Woo-seok, pitcher Jung Woo-young and infielder Moon Bo-kyung will be wearing the Korean flag and training hard at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul as they aim to win their fourth consecutive gold medal.
The Twins trio made their presence felt in the first and final scrimmage against the Sangmu the day before. Moon Bo-kyung started at first base in the team’s No. 5 spot and capped the scoring with a two-run double in the sixth inning, while Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok each pitched one scoreless inning to complete the practice. 바카라사이트
According to Ryu Jung-il’s briefing on the 26th, Moon reserved a spot in the national team’s cleanup trio. Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok will serve as the national team’s closer duo, as they did with LG.
“Unlike Go Woo-seok, who has a lot of experience, Moon Bo-kyung and Jung Woo-young will have a really good experience,” LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said before the first game of the Jamsil KT doubleheader on Sunday. They’ve played for the national team, and they’re going to come back with unconditional growth. It’s a great experience.”
Both Moon Bo-kyung and Ko Woo-seok earned their national team jerseys while on the rise in the KBO. “In Moon’s case, her pace was really good, so she should be fine,” Yoon said. Go Woo-seok also went from bad to great. This is the highest he’s been this season. I think he’ll be fine, because he’s been hurt and he knows how to play.”
Yoon’s favorite player was Jung Woo-young. While his ups and downs this year have left him with a disappointing record of 5-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 57 games and 11 starts, it was clear that he would be a different pitcher in international competition.
“For (Jung) Woo-young, I think he’ll be able to use it very well. Korean batters adapt to a certain extent, and Woo-young’s pitches are not easy to hit when they first see them. It’s unfamiliar. That makes it more valuable. When have you seen a 155-kilometer delivery from a sidearm? You haven’t. You don’t see that in Japan or Taiwan,” he said.
“I think Woo-young’s value is very high in international competitions because it’s an unfamiliar ball. You should never equate Korean performance with international competition. The technical committee chose him because of his value,” he said, predicting his success. Meanwhile, LG, facing KT’s starting lineup, lined up as follows: Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Kim Min-sung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher is ace Casey Kelida.