Catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who joined the team with a four-year, 8 billion won FA contract, had a tangible and tangible positive effect on the Lotte Giants. 스포츠토토핫 The stabilization effect of the home turf was basic, and the long-term framing gave pitchers additional strikes, helping them play the game to their advantage. In addition, the advantage of being able to play steadily without being sick has been a huge help factor for Lotte, which has not had a main catcher.
When Yoo Kang-nam said he left the match against KIA in Gwangju on the 28th of last month due to an internal abdominal muscle injury, the situation in which it was difficult to build a complete team due to a series of injuries of the main players was prolonged and even anxious. With the combination of Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin, he had to be responsible for the home turf of the first division for up to a month. The past five years of spending time without the main catcher, and it was not long to know how hard it was, but Lotte seemed to have a hard time again.
About two weeks after Yoo Kang-nam left, Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin have also grown and show their performance that they can be in charge of the first-tier home turf without Yoo Kang-nam. Due to their great rebellion, Lotte is gaining momentum again.
In 14 games played without Yoo Kang-nam, Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin took turns wearing starting catcher masks in seven games each. In the second half of the game, he played most of the games as he was put in due to major expenses. Jung Bo-geun has a batting average of .462 (12 hits in 26 at-bats), one home run, four RBIs, and an OPS of 1.225 in 13 games. For Jung Bo-geun, who had a strong defensive catcher image, this year is showing a different appearance. Since Yoo Kang-nam was absent, he has the team’s batting average and the No. 1 OPS. Hidden batting potential is exploding.
Son Sung-bin is second to none. He is showing off his good firepower with a batting average of .375 (6 hits in 16 at-bats) and five RBIs, OPS.875. He is only hiding from Jung Bo-geun, but he is making a soft landing in the first division by gaining experience in the first division in his first season after being discharged from Sangmu. In defense, he supported the team by playing the game without difficulty. Yoo Kang-nam is missing and the team is recording 6 wins and 8 losses, but it turned to a rebound last week as it met Kiwoom and KIA and recorded 4 wins and 2 losses and 2 consecutive winning series.
Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin are stepping up their return with Yoo Kang-nam as they supported the team with a great rebellion. Yoo Kang-nam played in the second-tier rehabilitation game from the match against Hanwha in Seosan on the 12th. In the game on the 12th, he hit three hits in three at-bats and was replaced after playing defense until the fifth inning. In the game on the 13th of the next day, he fired a two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and a runner on first base. He even played nine innings of defense.
First of all, manager Larry Sutton is trying not to rush Yoo Kang-nam’s return. Ahead of the Sajik KIA match on the 13th, Sutton said of Yoo Kang-nam’s second division match, “He showed a good performance in the second division.” He played defense and showed good performance at bat. But I won’t call up in a hurry. I will put it up after I make enough body. When Yoo Kang-nam returns, it is definitely a great help, but Yoo Kang-nam’s health comes first. “I’m going to make sure I’m 100% in good condition and then call up.”
This is a possible option as Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin are filling the gap without any problems. Coach Sutton said, “Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin, who are in the first division, are doing well in good health.” So I’m not planning to rush Yoo Kang-nam’s call-up,” he explained.
Although he is playing the game, it is important for Yoo Kang-nam to return as healthy as possible and complete the rest of the season. Even before the internal abdominal muscle injury, the knee was not in very good condition, so it is also important to manage it perfectly.
The presence of the main homeowner is urgently needed because it is urgent to reach the fall baseball qualification. However, it cannot be overlooked to create a healthy physical condition. Therefore, it is good to see the performances of Jung Bo-geun and Son Sung-bin. It created a background for Yoo Kang-nam to raise his condition leisurely without calling him urgently.