The ‘local ace’ of the LG Twins in the 2023 season is Lim Chan-gyu (31). Director Yeom Kyung-yeop’s words changed him.
Lim Chan-gyu started on the mound in the final game against the Doosan Bears of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th and pitched well, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 1 run in 5⅔ innings.
On this day, LG defeated Doosan 5-2, and Lim Chan-gyu recorded his 14th win (3 losses) of the season.
In addition to the results of today’s game, Lim Chan-gyu played 144⅔ innings in 30 games, meeting the regulation innings requirement (144 innings), and also achieved the most wins as a domestic starter. It’s a career high season.
It has become an even more meaningful year as free agent qualification is approaching at the end of this season.
The starting point was not as a starter but as a bullpen. The opportunity came as the domestic starters left after appearing in four games.
Lim Chan-gyu explained, “It’s not because the results were good, but the bullpen experience was really helpful. Starting with long relief gave me an opportunity to relax and throw.”
More than anything, Director Yeom Kyung-yeop’s words changed Lim Chan-gyu.
Lim Chan-gyu said, “May was a big key for me. The manager said, ‘Even if your velocity is 135 km/h, I will make you throw 100 pitches. The number of innings you have to take responsibility for is more than 5 innings.’ This mission has arrived. It was the first time he had heard this while playing baseball. The manager gave me the number of games and the minimum number of innings, and I think it was a new baseball game from then on. As I thought, ‘No matter how I throw, the coach will trust me and leave it to me,’ I tried to try something a little different, and I think it was time to throw with a little more effort. “I came to a different realization,” he looked back.
Now Chan-gyu Lim is scheduled to take the mound in the Korean Series. I don’t know if he will be the second or third starter, but he will pitch for a combined championship as part of the starting lineup. Chan-gyu Lim said, “I will try to make it as complex
and different as possible .” “I will not think about it and will give my all without worrying about the content until the director tells me to come down,” he said.토토사이트