“We’re too obsessed with winning. I think my job is to keep them calm.”
LG Twins manager Yoon Kyung-yeop shared his thoughts after a thrilling victory.
LG won 8-7 against the KT Wiz in Game 3 of the Korean Series of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media after the game, Yeom said, “It wasn’t an easy game because Wes Benjamin came out, but Austin hit a home run, which helped us get the whole game going. We didn’t play protective baseball and let the game slip away. Our hitters picked it up in the second game and Oh hit the decisive three-run shot to win it. Go Woo-seok struggled a bit, but Lee Jung-yong made a good finish and took the pressure off him. With a good finish, I think we will be able to play the next match with the overall team atmosphere raised to the next level.”
Lee Jung-yong warmed up in the seventh inning, but Ko Woo-seok pitched the eighth. Yoon said, “I was actually worried. I thought about putting Go Woo-seok up first and then going to Lee Jung-yong if he had a lot of pitches. I thought it was more important to close out the eighth inning.” He also said, “Go Woo-seok’s pitching wasn’t bad, but he struggled with his delivery. I think he will get better as he plays more games,” he said.
LG mobilized seven bullpen pitchers for the third game as starter Lim Chan-kyu only lasted 3.2 innings. In response, he said.
“We managed our pitch count well, so there was no problem. Yoo Young-chan might be tired from throwing more than two innings for the second game in a row, but I think the rest of the pitchers will be fine. I think Yoo Young-chan will be fine for one inning if the situation arises. All players will be ready to go,” he said, signaling that Game 4 will be a total war.
LG, which led the league in stolen bases in the regular season, hasn’t stolen a single base in the Korean Series. In Game 3, Shin Min-jae was thrown out at the plate. “I can’t help it,” Yoon said. If the opponent throws accurately, it’s a stolen base. I will always move when I need to steal a base.”
“The most important thing is that the players are confident after winning Game 2. I think they have a lot of focus, a lot of passion and a lot of urgency to win, and I think that’s what made us win today,” he said, adding, “There’s a rush throughout. The players 먹튀검증 are so passionate and obsessed with winning, so I think my job is to keep them calm,” he said, explaining the team’s mood.
The starting pitcher for Game 4 is Kim Yun-sik. Yeom explained his decision to start Game 4 by saying that the coaching staff’s evaluation was not bad.