“You can’t turn it around–I understand it, but it’s hard to coach” Yoon reflects on the 7th inning home run tagout
“I shouldn’t have turned it.”
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop reflects on the home tag-out situation in the previous day’s game that turned out to be a turning point in the game. Before the team’s game against Samsung in Daegu on the 16th, Yeom said that while it was an error in judgment by the first base coach, it would be a good experience for the coach. He also emphasized how difficult it is to be a coach in modern baseball.
The situation was as follows First and second in the seventh inning. Shin Min-jae singled to right field, and Park Hae-min, the runner on second, rounded third base and sprinted home. Samsung right fielder Lee Sung-kyu made an accurate throw home, and Park was tagged out at home by Kang Min-ho. Park Hae-min has great speed, but his opponent was playing forward defense and Lee Sung-gyu’s throw was strong. No matter how fast you are, you can’t be faster than the ball. LG lost to Samsung 5-6, ending their six-game winning streak.
“I shouldn’t have turned my arm,” Yeom said of first base coach Park Yong-geun’s arm turn when Park Hae-min reached third base past second base, saying it was an error in judgment on the part of the first base coach.
However, he said, “This is all experience. I understand. Coach Park Yong-geun is coaching first base for the first time this year. He made a mistake this time, so I’m sure he realized again that he has to be aware of all the situations.”
Dye is experienced as both a player and a coach. As a player, he specialized in the outfield and infield and was the infield coach before taking over at Nexen in 2013.
“The first mistake is to turn when the opponent is playing forward defense. Next, I had to know the opponent’s outfielder’s shoulder in advance, and then I had to know how our batting lineup would connect next. Probably, the only thing in Coach Park Yong-geun’s head at the time was the fast-legged Park Hae-min.” After Shin Min-jae, the next batter was Kim Hyun-soo, and after Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean was waiting to clean up.
Yeom also emphasized the difficulty of the coaches. “As an infield coach, you have to be aware of everything. You have to know your players, you have to know your opponents, you have to know the outs and what happens next. You have to have it in your head and communicate it to the players.”
“Nowadays, coaches can only be recognized by their performance. And the players are the ones who recognize that. When players can see all the major league trends on their phones, you have to be aware of them to be able to coach them. It’s really hard to coach.” 안전놀이터
Meanwhile, LG’s lineup for the day was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Kim Min-sung (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Lee Jung-yong.
Yoon said of Shin Min-jae’s batting order, “We’re testing him for the postseason. In games where scoring first is important, I think Shin Min-jae can increase our chances by batting second.”