“I told you not to run…” It wasn’t just an apology replacement, the changed Hanwha baseball message

Hanwha starting second baseman Jeong Eun-won (23) was replaced on the 14th in Munhak SSG. At the beginning of the 3rd inning, he abruptly aimed for 3rd base with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, but ended up stealing base, and before the start of the bottom of the 3rd inning, he was replaced by great defenseman Hyun-bin Moon and fell out. 

Jeong Eun-won succeeded in stealing third base by outwitting the opponent in the 5th inning against KT in Daejeon on the 7th. It was when Carlos Subero led the team. After a week, he tried to steal third base again, but the result was different, and Choi Won-ho (51), who became the new commanding tower, immediately replaced Jeong Eun-won.

Regarding the replacement of Jeong Eun-won ahead of the Daejeon Lotte match on the 16th, coach Choi Won-ho said, “When coach Subero was there, he gave (the players) a green light to play regardless of the situation even if they were out. Regardless of the situation, he played if the start was good, but in the first-team game, there are situations where you have to run and there are times when you can’t.” 

Coach Choi, who was promoted from Futures manager to first team manager on the night of the 11th, made this point known through a meeting with the players the next day. It was about greenlighting only when the bench sign saying ‘you can run’ went, and asking people not to run when the sign ‘don’t run’ went. 

At the time of Jeong Eun-won’s replacement, a sign saying ‘Do not run’ went. It was delivered through third base coach Koh Dong-jin, but Jung Eun-won jumped to third base. It’s good to be motivated, but since it looked like he refused to sign the bench, it was inevitable to change with responsibility. 

Director Choi is not ignorant of Jeong Eun-won’s desire and passion. Coach Choi said, “The players only see what is in front of them. After understanding Jeong Eun-won, he would have thought that it would be better to be first and third base when he started. SSG scored in the previous inning, but the inning ended with a check. We started the inning with a good flow, and chances against Kim Gwang-hyun in the top line don’t come often. There was a chance for 1st and 2nd base in front of the 4th hitter (Chae Eun-seong), but if he jumps and dies, the flow changes. 2-3 innings just go by hook. In fact, 2-3 innings went by without any chance.” 

Looking at the situation and flow of the game, which was behind by 0-2, Jeong Eun-won’s stealing of third base was a reckless attempt. Coach Choi said, “When looking at our other lineup, if it is not judged to be 100% certain in front of Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong, we need to refrain from stealing a little. It’s not easy if Roh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong can’t solve it. When these players are at bat, they need to run more stable bases,” he said. 

Under the Subero coaching system, the focus was on growth rather than performance, and the players were ordered to move boldly from the base, as it was okay to fail. Not too long ago, Jeong Eun-won was praised by coach Subero for his aggressive running base play. It is not easy for players to change the baseball they have been accustomed to for the past two years overnight, but coach Choi delivered a clear message through the replacement of Jeong Eun-won. It was a message to the entire team rather than a simple culpable replacement. In order to set up winning baseball, it means that players now have to read the flow a little more and play according to the situation. 먹튀검증

Of course, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t steal bases in front of Roh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong. In the match against SSG on the 14th, in the 9th inning with 2 outs and 1st base, first base runner Eurogyeol succeeded in stealing second base from Chae Eun-seong at bat. Regarding this, coach Choi said, “Opponent pitcher Seo Jin-yong did not care about the runner on first base and (slide step) took 1 second 5 to 1 second 7. In such a situation, it is strange not to steal.”

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