LG Twins rookie pitcher Park Myeong-geun (19) is growing terribly. While quickly adapting to his professional stage, finisher Ko Woo-seok is also responsible for the back door missing due to injury. He is proudly making a name for himself in the Rookie of the Year competition.
Park Myeong-geun took the mound in the ninth inning with a 1-0 lead against Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 11th. A save situation where you have to keep a 1-point lead. 4-6 against the center batting line.
He threw the first batter,메이저사이트 Russell, on a 1-ball, 2-strike curveball in succession, and caught the out with a fly ball to center fielder. Lee Hyung-jong followed with a 148km fastball and 2 outs with a ground ball to the third baseman.
Park Chan-hyeok hit left-handed and faced left-hander Lim Byeong-wook at 2nd out and 1st base. Lim Byung-wook, who hit a double with two RBIs the previous day, struck out on a swing with a changeup.
It was his second save of the season. Park Myung-keun recorded his first save in his professional debut, defending a one-run victory a few days earlier. On the 3rd, he took the mound in the 9th inning with a 2-1 lead against Changwon NC and earned his first save with a three-way offense. Park Min-woo, Park Gun-woo, and Cheon Jae-hwan finished with a fly ball-strike-out ball.
After joining LG, Park Myung-geun received the eye stamp of director Yeom Gyeong-yeop and joined the LG 1st team spring camp as the only rookie. Manager Yeom, who was the technical committee chair of the KBO last year, had his eye on Park Myung-geun when selecting preliminary entries for the Hangzhou Asian Games. Although he was a senior in high school, he threw a fast ball for 150 km with a sidearm and was a pitcher with good control.
Director Yeom pointed out that Park’s pitch and talent can be used as a starting point in the first team or as a bullpen right away through spring camp and demonstration games.
[OSEN=Jamsil, Reporter Jo Eun-jeong] LG won 1-0 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. After the game, LG Austin and Park Myung-geun celebrate the victory. 2023.05.11 /firstname.lastname@example.org
In the opening series with KT, I made a lot of runs because of the burden of my professional debut and not receiving help from the defense. The first hit became a medicine. On April 11, he experienced a temporary selection (2 runs in 3 innings) against Sajik Lotte, and since then, he has been scoreless in 11 consecutive games as a bullpen position.
During his scoreless streak, he was the first to record his hold, and in the last 2 days against NC, he also recorded his first win in his debut. Park Myeong-geun took the mound in the 9th inning with a 4-4 tie against Kiwoom on the 9th, got 2 outs, and was driven to the 1st and 2nd bases with hits and dunes. In a match with Lee Jung-hoo, who hit 2 RBIs and 3 bases in the front at-bat, he blocked it without a run with a floating ball that was caught in front of the left-middle fence.
He is on the small side at 174cm, but throws a powerful fastball close to 150km. Along with the curve, he further honed his changeup as a deciding ball against left-handed hitters in spring camp. Right-handed hitters use fastballs and curveballs, and left-handed hitters use changeups as their deciding pitches.
Manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop said of Park Myung-geun’s strength, “The greatest strength is the ability to throw strikes. He uses all his strength in a small body and throws with the highest velocity, which is his control. He learned the changeup at camp and can play as a left-handed hitter.” On the 9th, referring to the game with Lee Jung-hoo in a crisis situation, he said, “I had no intention of replacing him. Winning against Lee Jung-hoo gives me confidence. It must have been an opportunity to grow one step further.”
Park Myung-geun has appeared in 15 games and recorded an average ERA of 3.29 with 1 win, 2 holds, and 2 saves. He pitched 13⅔ innings, giving up 12 hits, four walks and 12 strikeouts.