“We can finally make it three in a row.”
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop welcomed the rainout after a thrilling come-from-behind win the day before. While he was happy that the game was canceled the day after a big bullpen drain, it also meant that he could finally get his starting pitchers in order. With the cancellation of the SSG game on the 29th, Casey Kelly, Adam Plutko, and Chan-kyu Lim will start the three-game series against KIA and Jamsil from July 30th to July 2nd.토토사이트
After the rain cancellation of the SSG game on the 29th, Yeom said, “Chanyeong-kyu will be the third starter. “If you look at our recent games, it’s always been difficult in the third spot, and we often get disconnected. Now, we have the first, second, and third starters together normally,” he smiled.
LG has a big difference in quality between the top three starters and the bottom four and five. On days when the fourth and fifth starters are on the mound, they often have to use up their bullpen. In the game against SSG in Munhak on the 28th, LG used five middle relievers after starting pitcher Lee Ji-kang.
As Yeom said, the winning percentage on the day after Plutko’s start is not good. In the month of June, LG won four games and drew one in the five games following Plutko’s start. In the games following Plutko’s start, the team won 2 and lost 3. Kim Yun-sik, Lee Sang-young, and Lee Jung-yong have been on the mound for what has effectively been a bullpen day.
LG is looking to play its best starting pitching card for the three-game weekend series. About two months ago, from April 28 to 30, the team was swept in a three-game series against KIA and Jamsil. They won the best-of-three series in Gwangju from May 26-28, but are 2-4 in the series. Two wins and one loss means 4-5. If they bounce back with a sweep, they will have a 5-4 advantage.
KIA will start Yang Hyun-jong on June 30, Kim Gun-guk on July 1, and Kim Jae-yeol on July 2. Kim Gun-guk and Kim Jae-yeol will make their first starts of the season after rotating through the second team.
Kelly is 9-1 with a 2.66 ERA in 13 career games against the KIA. Plutko is 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA in six career games against the KIA. Lim is 2-4 with a 4.67 ERA in nine games against the KIA since 2020.