Infielder Jeong Joo-hyun, 33, who was the subject of LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop’s extreme anger, is back.

LG added Jung to the first team and removed college rookie infielder Song Dae-hyun from the first team ahead of their game against Gochuk Kiwoom on July 7. Jeong is batting .231 with five RBIs, three runs scored and a .481 OPS in 25 games this season. His strength is his defense, which is more reliable than his bat.

LG has been using Kim Min-sung as the de facto second baseman due to Seo Geon-chang’s struggles, with Jeong sharing some of Kim’s duties. However, Jeong drew the ire of Yeom when he failed to steal third base against the KIA in Gwangju on March 27 and was sent down to the second team the next day. 먹튀검증

LG trailed 3-6 at the time. Jung led off the seventh inning with a single to left-center and moved to second on Park Hae-min’s walk. With runners on first and second, Hong Chang-ki was thrown out trying to steal third base on a 3B1S double play. The timing of the out was perfect, with third baseman Byun Woo-hyuk waiting to tag the throw from catcher Shin Beom-soo.

LG was down by three runs, so they didn’t need to risk a play. Moreover, Hong Chang-ki at the plate had a good run-scoring ability and a favorable ball count. In this situation, Jeong’s sudden attempt and failure to steal a base was bound to incur the wrath of Yeom. His furious expression was captured by the broadcast cameras.

But that was the end of that mistake. Yeom decided to give Jung another chance by calling him back to the first team. For now, he’s on the bench as a backup. Shin Min-jae will start at second base and Lee Joo-hyung will play left field. It’s been 725 days since Lee Ju-hyung started against Doosan in Jamsil on June 12, 2021. With Kim Hyun-soo out for the time being, the bottom of the order is a bit weaker.

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