LG Twins rookie sidearm Myung-geun Park will end the first half before his teammates. He was originally scheduled to participate in the All-Star Game as a manager’s pick, but will rest before the start of the second half.
LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop resigned on the 7th and said, “I’m going to remove Park Myung-geun from the roster because he said his elbow felt heavy after pitching the day before.” “I think I’ll have to exclude him from the manager’s recommendation for the All-Star Game.”
Park has been LG’s best hitter this season. His breakout performance of 4 wins, 5 saves, and 5 holds in 36 games with a 3.25 ERA in 36 innings has revitalized the LG pitching staff.
LG was able to lead the way with Park exceeding expectations despite the struggles of established pitchers Jung Woo-young and Lee Jung-yong and the loss of closer Go Woo-seok to injury.
However, the physical challenges that rookies face in their first season in the professional ranks have caught up with Park, as he struggled against the KT Wiz on April 6, giving up two runs on one hit, one walk and one hit batter without recording a single out.
Although it’s not a major injury, manager Yoon Kyung-yeop decided that Park needs to rest for the second half of the season. Park will have two weeks to recharge before the first game of the second half against the SSG Landers on April 21.
“We need to be careful because if Park Myung-geun strains himself further here, it could have a big impact on the second half of the season,” said coach Yeom Kyung-yeop. “He didn’t pitch well against KT the day before, and when we checked him today, we talked about excluding him from the roster in the training part, so we made a decision right away.”
He also said, “Park Myung-geun has fulfilled his role in the first half. It’s time for him to rest.” He added, “In the case of Park Myung-geun, we were thinking of giving him about 60 innings this season. In fact, we prepared him for long relief, but I thought it would be difficult, so we tried to manage him at 55 to 60 innings.”토토사이트
However, with the exception of Plutko and Im Chan-kyu, the starting lineup struggled more than expected, and Park’s role became more important. “I used him a lot more than I thought I would, and he did a good job,” said Yeom, who also praised Park.