‘My earnest heart went through’ 35-year-old veteran Lee Cheon-woong, who entered the plate with a pinch hit in the 11th inning of extra time, exchanged glances with coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop and squeezed the bat.
The score was tied 9-9 in the top of the 11th inning.스포츠토토 LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop put pinch hitter Lee Chun-woong and KT coach Lee Kang-cheol put starting pitcher Ko Young-pyo on the mound. The losing team has no choice but to take more than 1 loss. It was the squeeze bunt that decided the game.
An opportunity came to Lee Cheon-woong, who was looking for an opportunity while building his body at the 2nd Army camp ahead of this season. Lee Cheon-woong, who failed to impress Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop by recording 7 hits in 29 at-bats and a batting average of 0.241 in 13 exhibition games, made his entry for the opening game in place of Lee Jae-won and Son Ho-young, who left due to injuries ahead of the opening game.
In the process of losing 11 to 6 to KT the previous day, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop took out four pinch-hit cards (Moon Seong-joo, Kim Joo-seong, Kim Ki-yeon, and Kim Min-seong), but Lee Chun-woong was not among them.
On the 2nd, I visited Suwon KT Wiz Park again to avenge the loss the previous day. In a fierce batting battle, both teams were unable to decide the outcome in regular innings and eventually went into overtime.
Until the 11th inning, a total of 17 pitchers, 9 LG and 8 KT, climbed the mound in a bloody battle.
On this day, LG Yeom Gyeong-yeop and KT Lee Kang-cheol played a fierce battle of nerves by appealing to the umpire whenever strange scenes such as obstruction of running base and foul tip situations came out.
The moment when I was desperate for my first victory after taking over as LG Twins manager. Yeom Gal-ryang (Yeom Gyeong-yeop + Jegal-ryang)’s brilliant operation came out. At the beginning of the 11th inning, when the chance to turn 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base came, Park Hae-min, who recorded a hit and an RBI, was removed and Lee Chun-woong, a pinch hitter, was picked up.
Lee Chun-woong, who was fully familiar with the strategy in the dugout and entered the plate, exchanged glances with coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol also put starting pitcher Koh Young-pyo on the extra mound, making it super strong.
The moment Koh Young-pyo’s first pitch, which has a high ground ball induction rate, left his hand, Lee Cheon-woong made a squeeze bunt motion. The moment Chun-Woong Lee, who saw the ball all the way and sent the ball in front of the pitcher, and Chan-Eui Song, who threw his body toward the home at the same time as the pitch started, the LG dugout, who caught the ball, burst out saying, “It’s done.”
LG succeeded in reversing. Commentator Oh Jae-won said, “It gave me goosebumps,” adding, “Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who came up with the squeeze bunt operation at that moment, was amazing.” If a pitcher starts pitching with a changeup grip rather than a fastball grip, it is almost impossible to keep him in check. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who saw this point, seems to have decided that the opponent’s battery is likely to throw a changeup to induce a ground ball, and launched a squeeze bunt operation.
Lee Chun-woong, who entered the plate with a pinch hit in the 11th inning of overtime in a bloody battle for 4 hours and 47 minutes, scored a come-from-behind score with a squeeze bunt, giving the LG Twins their first win of the season.
It was a scene where veteran Lee Chun-woong, who did not give up and did his best, proved his worth.
After the game, Lee Chun-woong gave high-fives with manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop and left the field.