Yoon Kyung-yup’s 3rd bullpen day of the week ‘a big reversal’

On Saturday, LG Baseball put second-team pitcher Lee Sang-young on the starting mound against Jamsil Lotte. It was a de facto ‘bullpen day’. “I think it’s the first time in my managerial career that I’ve had three bullpen days in one week,” LG manager Yoon Kyung-yup said before the game.

In reality, LG used Kim Yoo-young in the second inning against Lotte the previous day after Choi Won-tae, who started the game against Samsung Electronics in Daegu on Tuesday, was forced to go on a bullpen day due to a side injury.

Lotte’s starter for the day was ace Aaron Wilkerson. It was clear that this was going to be a game that would keep LG’s bullpen busy up and down the mound while Lotte utilized a calculated pitching staff.

It turned out to be quite the opposite. After taking a 1-1 lead in the fifth inning on Son Ho-young’s three-run homer, Lotte added four more runs in the seventh inning, capitalizing on a critical throwing error by LG first baseman Austin Dean, only to come up short in the final bullpen battle.

Five relievers took the mound for Lotte in the extra innings after Wilkerson was tagged for three runs (two earned) on 117 pitches over six innings. He allowed 11 hits over 4.2 innings before Shin Min-jae’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning of an 8-8 extra inning tied the game. Wilkerson was pounded for 20 hits, including nine earned runs.

The worst part was that reliever Kim Won-joong, who came in with an 8-5, three-run lead after one out in the eighth inning, pitched into the ninth 먹튀검증 inning and gave up two runs on five hits to tie the game and force extra innings. In the 10th inning, right-hander Kim Do-kyu came in to pitch, but he struggled with his command and allowed the bases to load up.

LG predictably had a tough day with its bullpen. After Lee Sang-young came on in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kim Yoo-young came on, and then Kim Young-joon came on in the eighth inning. It was Kim Young-joon, who pitched the final three innings, who was the difference maker on LG’s bullpen day. Kim threw three innings of one-hit ball, giving LG’s final bullpen day of the week a happy ending.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yup was ejected from the game. Yoo confirmed a strikeout, handed the ball to the first baseman and went into the 사설 토토사이트 dugout, but Kim Bum-seok thought it was a strikeout and ran to first base. Yoo protested the umpire’s decision to call the strikeout but not the out, but his protest was not sustained. He was ejected for exceeding the four-minute protest period.

“It was a tough game today, but Lee Sang-young did his job as a starter and set the tone for us to win, and Kim Young-joon pitched well for three innings in a crucial situation to get the win,” said Yeom after the game.


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