“The rebuilding of Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan paid off.”
The LG Twins had three days off, including Monday, after their home games against the Jamsil Lotte Giants on the 22nd and 23rd were rained out in quick succession. That could have helped them in the second half of the league, when the standings are tight. However, not playing for two consecutive days may have been a negative factor in terms of maintaining the game feeling.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said before the game against Lotte on the 24th, “Actually, it’s best to play on a regular schedule. But it’s unavoidable. If there is an upside, it is that Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan, who recently suffered minor injuries, have had enough time to recover.”
Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan have been playing fewer games as starters lately. Park felt pain in his left wrist while catching against the SSG Landers in Incheon on Sept. 19. He was not only left out of the starting lineup for the away game against SSG Landers on the 20th, but rested altogether. Oh didn’t start at all last week due to a bad thigh muscle. He mostly came on as a substitute late in the game. Against SSG on the 20th, he came on as a substitute and played one inning of defense.토토사이트
Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan are virtually irreplaceable. There are players who can start in their place, but Oh is an integral part of the defense. Park Dong-won is also the starting catcher, and he contributes to the team’s offense as well as defense. He is the team’s top home run hitter. Despite their minor injuries, Yeom hasn’t pushed them too hard and has given them as much rest as possible. It’s better to rest them than to push them too hard and risk further injury, which could disrupt not only the pennant race but also the postseason plans.
In that regard, the recent rainouts of the last two games weren’t too bad for LG and Yeom. Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan were named to the starting lineup against Lotte on the 24th.