The LG Twins decorated their 3-game series during the week with a winning series. At the center of it was the good pitching of starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu.
LG won 1-0 in the 6th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. With this victory, LG reached the height of 20 wins (12 losses) and achieved a winning series.
Starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu won his 2nd win of the season by throwing 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs.
On this day, Lim Chan-gyu threw 80 pitches, mixing a slider (7 pitches) with a fastball (31 pitches), curveball (24 pitches), and changeup (18 pitches).
Lim Chan-gyu is on the mound as a replacement for Lee Min-ho, who suffered an elbow flexor injury. He’s perfectly playing the substitute starter role, going 1 win without a loss and a 1.32 earned run average over the past 3 games he’s started as a starter.
On this day, he played his role perfectly. It looked like the jegu was perfect. He dropped his earned run average to 0.92 in four starts.
After the game, Lim Chan-gyu said, “It seems to be going as well as I prepared well. I am giving up my greed for restraint and paying more attention to commands.”
“When coach (Yeom Kyung-yeop) asked, ‘I’m a pitcher who used to strike out a lot, but his speed increased, his strikeouts decreased, and his hits increased. What do you think is the cause?’ , so it seems to lead to good results,” he emphasized.
One day I will have to go back to the bullpen. When Lee Min-ho returns. Lim Chan-gyu is confident that there is no problem. 메이저놀이터
He said, “I think I was selected sooner than I thought. I thought I would go in when (Kang) Hyo-jong or (Kim) Yoon-sik needed a break, around summer after May or June.” I came, but fortunately seems to be adapting well. If Minho comes back and goes back to the middle and helps the team, it will be a plus factor. I think I need to prepare well.”
Lim Chan-gyu also said, “It’s okay to start anywhere in the middle.” “I’m thinking of helping the team,” he said.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop was also satisfied with Lim Chan-gyu’s pitching that day. Coach Yeom applauded after the game, saying, “(Lim) Chan-gyu pitched perfectly with various pitches as a starting pitcher,” and “the young winning team showed good pitching. It was a game that served as an opportunity to grow one step further.”