With injuries continuing to appear at the beginning of the season, the LG Twins also failed to avoid the evil spirit of injury.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop announced the news of Oh Ji-hwan’s injury ahead of the match against the Samsung Lions in Jamsil on the 7th. Director Yeom said, “Oh Ji-hwan said he felt uncomfortable in his side after batting training, so he was removed from the lineup. He told me to go to the hospital and get a checkup.”
He continued, “Yesterday, I told him to go to the hospital quickly, 메이저놀이터but he said he was okay, but today he said he had a bad side, so he sent him to the hospital. He is a player who hits and runs well on our team now. A key player in ball, defense, and ball is missing.” .
Oh Ji-hwan has played in all 5 games so far, going 6 hits in 20 at-bats with a batting average of 30%, 5 RBIs, 4 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. He is first on the team in RBI and stolen bases.
Due to Oh Ji-hwan’s absence, LG currently lacks a suitable player among its professional shortstop resources. Coach Yeom announced future plans, saying, “Kim Joo-seong or Son Ho-young must go in, but both are not feeling well. The player who recovers first will be put in as a substitute shortstop.”
Right away, Kim Min-seong will play as shortstop for the game on the 7th. Kim Min-seong joined as a shortstop, but is currently positioned as a third baseman, and there is no record of shortstop appearances after 2 innings in 2 games in 2021. Manager Yeom showed trust, saying, “I saw a shortstop in high school and in the early days of the pro, and he is a player with a sense of defense, so even if the range is not wide, he will be able to do his part.”
On the other hand, LG Hong Chang-ki (designated hitter) – Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Austin Dean (1st baseman) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Kim Min-seong (shortstop) – Seo Geon-chang (2nd baseman) – Park Hae-min (Center fielder) starts. The starting pitcher is Casey Kelly.