Lotte Giants left-hander rookie Lee Tae-yeon (19) is one of the players that draws the most attention in the early part of the season. The director also pays attention to him.
The reason is because of the extraordinary concentration. Manager Larry Sutton said, “I don’t think all young pitchers have that kind of concentration.” Taeyeon Lee has it.
Lee Tae-yeon made her debut on the 1st at the Jamsil Doosan Bears expedition. Foreign pitcher Dan Strayley, who started the game, stepped down with 3 runs in 5 innings, and in the 6th inning, where Lotte led 8-3, coach Sutton promoted Lee Tae-yeon as the second pitcher.
Lee Tae-yeon’s debut. The left-handed rookie blocked it with two strikeouts and no runs in one inning. He faced 3 batters and threw 14 pitches. The bullpen collapsed after Lee Tae-yeon, and Lotte suffered a painful 10-12 come-from-behind defeat that day, but Lee Tae-yeon deserved attention.
Coach Sutton also hired Lee Tae-yeon the next day. This time, it was a tighter situation than the opening game. The pick for this day was Na Kyun-an. This is the day he became a winning pitcher with 6⅔ scoreless innings. Lee Tae-yeon had a share in his first victory. 토토사이트
0-0 through the 6th inning. Then, Lotte scored 2 runs in the beginning of the 7th inning, and at the end of the 7th, when Na Kyun-an was cornered with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base, manager Sutton let Lee Tae-yeon up. Lee Tae-yeon lived up to expectations by handling Shin Sung-hyun with a foul fly on the third baseman side.
Ahead of the Incheon SSG Landers expedition on the 4th, Sutton said, “Lee Tae-hyun is a young pitcher. That is why he only thinks about fighting Tazarin on the mound now. I think this is a really big advantage. I think it’s an advantage because I’m throwing while focusing only on the point of ‘I’m going to play with this hitter’ rather than who the opponent’s hitter is and how well he did in the first team.”
“I don’t think all young pitchers have that kind of focus,” Sutton said. However, Lee Tae-yeon has a really special concentration and the moment her name is called out in the bullpen, she really concentrates and prepares for that moment. On the mound, he pours everything he has prepared so far to fight the batter. He repeatedly praised that a pitcher with such concentration, whether in the major leagues, Japan, or Korea, can really become a long-running pitcher.”