There was a breakaway from the LG starting lineup. Lee Min-ho (22), who was picked as the 4th starter for the LG Twins this season, left the line due to an elbow flexor injury. In addition, LG bullpen resource Baek Seung-hyeon (28) and Kiwoom outfielder Kim Jun-wan (32) were also eliminated from the first team entry. The remaining eight clubs did not change their first-team entries.
An official from the LG Twins said on the 10th, “Lee Min-ho complained of discomfort in the right elbow after finishing bullpen pitching the day before (9th). received,” he said.
The club said, “Originally, Lee Min-ho was scheduled to start the match against resignation Lotte on the 11th, but Park Myung-geun (19) will start instead.”
In addition, pitcher Baek Seung-hyun is taking a break. Regarding Baek Seung-hyun, LG said, “He talked about discomfort in his right shoulder today, and he will be treated at the hospital on the 11th.”
Kiwoom Kim Jun-wan was also excluded from the first team entry. Kim Jun-wan had a batting average of 0.250 (3 hits in 12 at-bats) and 1 RBI in 6 games this season.
The early momentum of the LG Twins this season is good. Last weekend, he succeeded in sweeping Samsung and went on to win four consecutive victories. With a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, they are in second place alone.
In such a situation, it is regrettable that Lee Min-ho is out of the starting rotation for three weeks.
After graduating from Seoul Hakdong Elementary School – Daechi Middle School – Whimoon High School, Lee Min-ho joined the LG Twins as the first nomination in 2020. Last season, Lee Min-ho went 12-8 with an ERA of 5.51, becoming the first pitcher with 10 wins. He allowed 77 runs (73 earned) on 146 hits, 43 walks, and 73 strikeouts in 119⅓ innings. After the season, he entered the first 100 million annual salary (140 million won) of his career.
This season, too, Lee Min-ho’s start was refreshing. On the 5th, he started in an away game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome, and recorded 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs in 5⅓ innings. Although he suffered the yoke of defeat without being supported by the batting line, his pitching content was good.
Lee Min-ho’s void is filled by ‘Rookie’ Park Myeong-geun. Park Myung-geun was the only rookie to participate in the LG 1st team spring camp in Arizona, USA last winter.
Park Myeong-geun, who graduated from Raon High School, wore an LG uniform with the 27th overall ranking in the 3rd round in the 2023 rookie draft. Park Myeong-geun, who has a relatively short stature of 174 cm, is a right-handed sidearm pitcher. His fastball, which can travel over 150 km, is his strong point. LG highly evaluated his potential and nominated him in the 3rd round. His down payment was 110 million won. 토토사이트
Amidst the trust of new LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, Park Myeong-geun was also named in the opening entry. He has made three relief appearances this season and has an earned run average of 20.25 (5 runs in 1⅓ innings, 3 earned runs). He made his debut in a game against KT on the 1st, but he suffered a bitter taste with 2 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs without catching a single out count. On the 2nd, it was also shaken with 1 hit and 2 runs in ⅓ innings (visa book). However, against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 4th, he pitched well with 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run.
Amidst the departure of his teammates, Park Myung-geun was about to make his dream professional debut. Indeed, interest is focused on what kind of pitching Park Myeong-geun will show against Lotte.