LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who is preparing for the Korean Series, showed his intention to actively use sacrifice bunts. Considering that the probability of a big inning in a short period of time is low, the strategy is to score points one by one from each opportunity.
Manager Yeom Kyeong-yeop said, “If I get to first or second base with no outs, I will definitely bunt. Kim Hyun-soo and Austin also bunt. It’s difficult to get a big inning without a home run in a short game.”
There are differing opinions on which is more efficient compared to a strong ball or a sacrifice bunt that changes the runner’s base by one base. Coach Yeom has emphasized the importance of scoring first in short-term games and has mentioned the psychology of putting pressure on the opponent.
Coach Yeom, who listened to the first game of the semi-playoff game between NC and SSG, said, “Even Hanyu Island should bunt on first and second base with no outs.”
Austin, the number 4 hitter in the regular season, did not have a single sacrifice bunt. Hyunsoo Kim recorded it only once. It was not a bench operation, but a player attempted it voluntarily. When Kim Hyun-soo comes to bat with no outs on first and second base, you can see him bunt.
LG held the Blue and White Battle at LG Champions Park in Icheon on the 23rd. The actual game took place a week after the regular season ended. The batters in the central batting lineup also attempted surprise bunts during the game.
Oh Ji-hwan attempted a surprise bunt after two outs in the third inning and reached base with an infield hit toward third base. Kim Hyun-soo also attempted a surprise bunt after one out in the fifth inning. Pitcher Lee Sang-young fumbled once while trying to catch and ended up on base due to an error. Austin also took a surprise bunt stance with a runner on first base and then took the bat away.
At first base with no outs, Moon Seong-ju, who is weak at bunts, attempted a sacrifice bunt, but when the batted ball headed straight toward the pitcher, Manager Yeom let out a bitter remark. This is a scene where LG batters should not appear in the Korean Series.
LG recorded 94 sacrifice bunts in the regular season. It is the most among the 10 clubs. The second most teams were SSG and Samsung with 77. There were more than 40 more than Kiwoom, which had the fewest (51).
LG attempted to steal the most bases with ‘running baseball’ (166 stolen bases, 101 missed base attempts), but also attempted the most sacrifice bunts, which send runners into scoring range while discarding one out.
LG is capable of an offensive with its bullpen, which supports the starting lineup of Kelly, Won-tae Choi, Chan-gyu Lim, Yun-sik Kim, and Jeong-yong Lee. If you take a 1-2 point lead by mid-game, the bullpen can protect the ball, so the emphasis is on first runs and bunts.토토사이트
In addition to Ham Deok-ju, Baek Seung-hyeon, Yoo Young-chan, and Park Myung-geun, who are newly active this year, Kim Jin-seong, Jeong Woo-young, and Ko Woo-seok are all in a sure-to-win team. The LG bullpen ranked first in ERA (3.43) among the 10 teams, and made 92 holds and 37 saves.