The LG Twins need to win just one of three games to complete their first championship in 29 years, but manager Yoon Kyung-yeop (55) isn’t thinking about the back end.
“Today, I’m eager to win today,” he said at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th, the day of the Korean Series (KS) Game 5 against the KT Wiz. “From yesterday (when I didn’t play), I only thought about today’s game operation. I was thinking about how to score the first run in Game 5 and how to operate the bullpen.”
LG dropped the first game, but won the second through fourth games to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against KS.
“We’ve been emphasizing fundamentals throughout the KS. We are the team that won the regular season. We are the team that won the regular season, so I think we can win the KS if we keep the basics we did in the regular season,” he said, adding, “In the KS, we got a home run, which gave us an advantage.”
After failing to hit a home run in Game 1, LG hit eight home runs in Games 2 through 4.
While Yeom was pleased with the batting explosion, he was also wary.
“We played six exhibition games in preparation for the KS. If you think about the previous teams that went straight to the KS, 바카라사이트 they played about four games. Our batsmen’s hitting came up quickly because we practiced a lot,” he said, “but it’s hard to maintain that good hitting throughout the series. We need to be prepared for when the bats don’t hit.”
After playing five games in the playoffs, KT’s core bullpen is looking a little tired.
However, Yeom said, “KT’s core bullpen had two days off (after LG’s 15-4 win in Game 4), 11 days and yesterday. “Our hitters will prepare for today’s game just like in Game 1, when the KT bullpen was still strong. “Our hitters will prepare for today’s game like in Game 1, when the KT bullpen was still strong,” Yoo said.
“Actually, the key to winning Game 5 is starting pitcher Casey Kelly,” he said, “and I hope he can pitch long innings.”
Of course, the bullpen was called upon.
“All the pitchers except Im Chan-kyu and Kim Yun-sik (who started Games 3 and 4) will be available today,” Yeom said.
Yoon made no changes to his batting lineup.
Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Park Hae-min (center fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Shin Min-jae (second baseman) will bat in order. 온라인카지노사이트