Park Myeong-geun, who graduated from Raon High School, was nominated by LG with the 27th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. He was the only rookie to join the first-team spring camp held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. He left a good impression on coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop and was even included in the opening entry. Park Myung-geun took the mound as LG’s main bullpen resource this season. He appeared in 36 games (1 start) and recorded 4 wins, 5 holds, 5 saves, 15 runs (13 earned) in 36 innings, an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP (percentage on base allowed per inning) of 1.28.
However, he complained of elbow pain at the end of the first half. He unfortunately had to commit to the next All-Star Game, which was selected as a recommendation by the manager. On July 6, he made his last appearance against KT Wiz in Jamsil and took a sufficient rest. He spent over a month recovering. 스포츠토토 The time to return is now approaching. Park Myung-geun started pitching last week. He is expected to return to the first team if there are no problems after getting a feel for the game in the Futures League.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, ahead of the match against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th, “(Park) Myung-geun will now play. He will be out for two or three games,” he said. “It seems that he will return later in the week.”
From the 11th, the LG 2nd team will play 3 consecutive matches in the Futures League against SSG Landers at LG Champions Park in Icheon. Park Myeong-geun is expected to raise the sense of the game by taking the mound in three consecutive games. After that, from the 18th, 3 consecutive matches with Hanwha 2nd Army are scheduled.
If coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop plans, there is a possibility that Park Myeong-geun will join the team during the three-game away match against second-place SSG Landers, which will be held from the 18th. The average ERA of the LG bullpen this season is 3.20, the lowest in the league. If Park Myung-geun, who showed good performance in the first half, joins, it seems that the iron wall bullpen will be activated.
Thousands of thousands of horses are returning to LG to solidify its No. 1 position. Kim Min-seong, who recovered from a hamstring injury, returned from the KIA game on the 9th and recorded two hits, including a home run. If ‘Rookie of the Year’ candidate Park Myeong-geun joins, it seems to be a great help in maintaining the No. 1 spot.