The LG Twins, who had not been invited to fall baseball for a while since 2002, resolved their sorrow by finishing second in the 2013 regular season. Although there were years (2015, 2017, and 2018) in which they did not participate in the postseason, LG, which put an end to its long wait, continued to rank in the top ranks and solidify its foundation as a strong team.토토사이트
In particular, LG played fall baseball without missing a single season from 2019 to last year, and last year, it achieved the most wins (87 wins) as a team and finished the regular season in second place. As each year passed, the solid player base and the experience of young players made LG stronger.
Looking at this process alone, it can be said that LG had a successful period, but it suffered bitter taste in the semi-playoffs or playoffs every time. Ultimately, in order to survive in the professional world, you have to prove it with results, and LG failed to do that.
‘Captain’ Oh Ji-hwan, who experienced both good and bad seasons for the team, is one of the players who felt more disappointed than anyone else. After the 13th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 7th ended with LG’s 11-4 victory, he said, “It is my personal opinion, but our team has experienced short-term games for several years and has made bold plays. “I don’t think I could have done it,” he reflected.
Oh Ji-hwan believes that ‘Running Baseball’, which has become LG’s team color this season, will make up for what has been lacking so far. He said, “At that moment, I thought (playing baseball) might be helpful. So I am looking at it more positively. I don’t know what will happen to the opponent I meet, but if you do that a lot, just thinking about it will put you in the opponent’s position.” “It can be a burden,” he said. This is in a similar context to what LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop has been emphasizing since the beginning of the season.
Oh Ji-hwan said, “There’s no rule that even a catcher must throw accurately. It puts a lot of pressure on the defense. I thought it might be necessary, especially in short-term games where players are more nervous (than usual). In short-term games, the 1st to 3rd starters are the most important players.” “Because it keeps spinning, there is little chance of consecutive hits. A hit and a walk, or a walk and an error, can happen, and if you steal a base and end up on second or third base, there are many situations where you can score two runs,” he said. reported.
There was definitely trial and error at the beginning of the season. His opponents were tired of him running whenever he got the chance, but on the other hand, he continued to point out that his success rate in stealing bases was low. However, ‘LG Baseball’s Running Baseball’ has improved over time, and the players and coaching staff have thought and practiced countless times to maximize its strengths.
Oh Ji-hwan said, “This year’s team color is about trying a lot (to steal bases), and since it is a different color than before, we have to endure even if we fail a lot.” He added, “I think base running is something that anyone can do unless the third out comes from third base.” “I think it’s possible. If he’s out, it will have a big impact on the team, but if he’s safe, it’s good for the individual as well. If it’s a situation where he really shouldn’t play, I’ll talk about it, but I’m looking at it positively,” he said.