“Saving the starting lineup is more important than batting” Kangnam Yoo was a heavenly catcher 

 Lotte Giants’ early rise in the season is frightening. As of the 8th, it is running in second place with 15 wins and 9 losses (0.625 win rate). The performance of catcher Yoo Gang-nam (31) cannot be overlooked in Lotte’s unstoppable run. Coach Larry Sutton said, “Every time the bullpen pitchers came out, they played their roles very well. If you look at it that way, you can see that catcher Yoo Kang-nam led the pitchers well.” 

Looking back on the month after the opening, Kang-Nam Yoo said, “It is true that the teamwork with the pitchers was not satisfactory at the beginning of the season. The results were not very good,” he said. I need to look at it, but I don’t think I looked too much at the opponent’s hitter,” he said. 

He continued, “I think it’s fortunate that pitchers actively used pitches that they can throw confidently and found stability in the bullpen.” (Yoon) Myung-jun blocked it really well in an important situation. Looking at the hyungs on the mound, I felt something good. I showed a strong will to stop it.” 

Lotte’s starting average ERA is 5.27, the lowest among 10 clubs. Yoo Kang-nam regretted the sluggish performance of the starting team and said, “It is most important to restore the stability of the starting team. The pitcher and catcher are one, so we must prepare well and work hard to improve.” 

Lotte fans are so passionate about baseball that it would be embarrassing to be second. Having played for LG until last year, he said, “I was in a popular team and came to another popular team, but when I enter the baseball field, I can feel the energy. couldn’t hide 

The team is on the rise, but the tension is not released. Yoo Kang-nam raised his voice, saying, “I am proud of the team doing well, but the beginning is just the beginning. He also emphasized again, “Since there are a lot of young players, you shouldn’t be intoxicated with this atmosphere. You just earned more wins at the beginning of the season, but there is nothing to be relaxed or proud of. The more you do, the more nervous and focused you have to be.” 

Busan and Lotte, located at the southeastern tip of Korea, occupy the first place in terms of travel distance every year. In a situation where there are as many as five clubs in the metropolitan area, it is inevitable because it is the farthest away. Fatigue is inevitably high according to the distance traveled. Yoo Kang-nam, who had been playing for LG until last year and transferred to Lotte, has become even more critical of his condition control.스포츠토토

He smiled, saying, “I haven’t felt much (that the distance is long) yet. The facilities inside the bus are good, and I have prepared everything, such as a lumbar support and a neck pillow.” 

Gangnam Yoo is in a sluggish form with a batting average of 2.3 (17 hits in 74 at-bats), 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 9 runs. In response, “I think it’s because there are a lot of things to pay attention to. Batting is also a hit, but as a catcher, I have to show a good figure in defense. If the starting lineup is stable, I will also be stable. Basically, batting is second. Saving the starting lineup comes first.” 

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