LG Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop “When squeezing, it’s basic to go home even if the runner dies”

LG loses in reverse due to failure of squeeze operation in 8th inning of Gocheok Kiwoom game on the 2nd

Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop watching the game

LG Twins manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop pointed out the basics of base running ahead of the game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 3rd.

The scene in question occurred in the top of the 8th inning of the previous day’s game.

In the top of the 8th inning, with LG leading 2-1, Shin Min-jae attempted a squeeze bunt on the first pitch with one out and a runner on third base.

It was a ‘safety squeeze’ operation to check if the bunt hit went into fair territory and then run to prevent the runner on third base from being thrown out.

Park Hae-min, a fast runner on third base, briefly stopped running home from third base when the ball was hit straight at the pitcher, and then started running home again when Kiwoom pitcher Joo Seung-woo hesitated once while handling the ball.

The price for the split-second hesitation was a home out, and LG, unable to score any more runs, lost 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th and lost the game 2-4.

Coach Yeom said, “If the squeeze sign is given, the runner on third base should go home even if it’s dead,” and added, “We practiced like that during camp, but I was upset yesterday because it didn’t work out.” 메이저사이트

The reason why the batter must run home even if the ball is hit straight at the pitcher during a squeeze bunt is because there is a high possibility of variables such as a bad throw occurring.

Manager Yeom said, “There is a possibility that the pitcher will toss his glove or throw a bad pitch. The probability of a good throw being caught is about 30%. The success rate was 70%, but I think Park Hae-min was late in starting and was trying to run down the batter and send him to second base.

Instead of reprimanding Park Hae-min, coach Yeom placed the blame on himself and the third base coach.

He pointed out, “This is the detail. If the third base coach had just said, ‘You have to die at home,’ the moment the squeeze sign came out, then this wouldn’t have happened. That’s not the player’s fault, it’s my fault and the coach’s fault.”

For this game, LG removed catcher Kim Beom-seok and outfielder Ham Chang-geon from the first team and called up infielders Song Chan-ui and Kim Seong-jin from the second team.

Kim Seong-jin got his first chance to start as the 7th designated hitter.

Kim Seong-jin, who joined LG in 2019, is leading the Northern League in home runs and RBIs with 9 home runs and 40 RBIs in this year’s Futures League.

Coach Yeom explained the reason for his hiring, saying, “He is a player who hit many home runs in the second team. When Kim Beom-seok is not in good condition, we have to give him a chance so that the second team players will be motivated.” 토토사이트

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