Ahead of the Jamsil LG match on the 16th, head coach Kim said, “The last match against Doosan was a disappointing game for the team. He faced Kim In-tae at 2 outs and 3rd base, and I think it was right to play head-on. Even if Kim In-tae hits, it will be a tie, but he got a walk after playing hard. “The most regrettable part was that I gave Kim In-tae a walk,” he said.
Seo Jin-yong took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead over the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 14th and failed to keep the lead. After giving up his first run, he became a runner on third base with two outs, but he walked to pinch hitter Kim In-tae and allowed Kim In-tae to steal second base, putting him on the verge of losing to finish with two outs and runners on second and third base. Park Gye-beom, who was at bat, was deliberately sent to the fourth pitch to make a full base operation, but he bowed his head after getting a two-run timely hit by pinch hitter Huh Kyung-min.
In the entire season, Seo Jin-yong played his best. There have been no blonsaves for more than half of the time, and in the save category, it is also No. 1 by 9 from No. 2. However, there is no way not to be disappointed because he struggles in the last stage of the season, which is the most important. The team is also struggling in the second half of the year and is competing on thin ice.
Head coach Kim said, “There seems to be a physically difficult part. There are more misfortunes than before. In some cases, he throws a forkball at the ball count of 0-2, and gets hit by being driven to the center. “I don’t think I can ignore the physical part,” he said, diagnosing Seo Jin-yong’s struggles.
It is difficult to come up with an alternative right away. Seo Jin-yong’s quickest answer and best answer is to stand up on his own. Head coach Kim said, “When the game is difficult or needs to be avoided, a sign comes from the bench. Now I think I have to deliver it from the bench even when I have to compete. “We need to create an atmosphere where the players can compete actively,” he said, ordering Seo Jin-yong to play actively.