Go Woo-suk took a break for a while, and a ‘snake’ appeared in Jamsil… Closer Park Myung-geun joins the rookie of the year candidate.
“Isn’t that Lim Chang-yong? Is it a complete snake-jikgu?”
Park Myeong-geun (19, LG Twins) seems to be perfectly positioned as a substitute finisher for Go Woo-seok. Park Myeong-geun took the mound in the ninth inning with a 1-0 lead in the Jamsil home game against Kiwoom on May 11, and although he allowed one hit, he finished the game cleanly 1-0.
Currently, Ko Woo-seok is suffering from the aftermath of the WBC. He disappeared from the mound immediately after being hit by a three-run home run by Socrates in his last game against Jamsil Kia. He is currently focusing on recovering from his injury. An LG official said, “Currently, director Yeom is not trying to force it too much.” However, such an idea is only possible when there is a clear alternative finishing resource. The alternative resource is Park Myeong-geun.
Being able to finish in a 1-0 situation means that you have perfectly earned the trust of coach Yeom.
Park Myung-geun is now standing tall as a confident candidate for the Rookie of the Year (Photo = Yonhap News)
Raongo coach Kang Bong-soo, Park Myung-geun’s mentor and LG legend, said of Park Myung-geun, “People don’t know the value of Myung-geun. Usually, when high school pitchers say they have good control, they mean players who can strike within their own zones. Even at this level, they are great players in high school. But Myeong-geun is different. In addition to this, he is a player who can do so-called commands. He is a player who possesses such ability to put one in and out while throwing power. He must have this ability to survive in the professional world. A pro’s narrow strike zone? It may not be a problem for other players, but it will not be a big problem for Myeong-geun. he can be sure He is a real genius player in this area.”
Dong-Hun Kim (Kiwoom Heroes), who received his credit from the national team, shared a similar opinion
. In last year’s Presidential Cup, he faced and won Seoul High School of Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha Eagles), who ranked first in the national down payment, and defeated Seoul High School with 2 hits and 9K scoreless runs in 6 innings and led the team to the quarterfinals. Of course, he had a ERA of only 1.21 at 68K in 51.2 innings.안전놀이터
Even when he was a rookie, Park Myung-geun was always bold (Photo = Reporter Jeon Sang-il)
The strength of Park Myung-geun, which many people talk about, is his boldness. He has a tremendous ability to immerse himself in the game. He is famous for his anecdote of staring at his opponent on the mound, not knowing that the game was over. It is because of these advantages that he was the only LG Twins rookie to follow the 1st team camp and received a good score at the finish camp.
In fact, the reason Park Myung-geun was undervalued in the rookie draft last year is simple. This is because players with a small physique have limitations in the professional world. The logic of the professional club is that the smaller his physique, the more he has to use his whole body to throw the ball, and there is a limit to the long pennant race.
“Rest in peace, Wooseok hyung” Park Myung-geun, will it become LG’s new engine? (Photo = Newsis)
However, Park Myeong-geun is overcoming such prejudices one by one. He masters his changeup with his tremendous learning power and even shows his potential as a starter. Park Myung-geun’s changeup has a good angle that is considered the standard of a sidearm pitcher. Here, the concentration he showed since high school is still the same. He never escapes under any circumstance.
Park Myung-geun joined the ranks of the Rookie of the Year competition with his ‘snake fastball’. LG has no worries about the back door at all because Go Woo-seok has left, but Park Myung-geun is there. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop also raised his thumb after the game, saying, “The performance of young Pil Seung-jo, including Park Myeong-geun, was very good.”
A ‘snake’ appeared while ‘Dol’ was taking a short break in Jamsil Bee.