“The starters are better than last year” → Choi Won-tae’s “twist” difficulty…Oh? Lee Ji Kang is good at throwing

This is what LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said. He showed confidence. But Choi Won-tae (27) made a mistake. He is not a fifth starter but a fourth starter. It is difficult. Instead, I see an alternative. It is Lee Ji-gang (25).핑크알바

Choi Won-tae started the 2024 KBO League regular season game against Samsung at Jamsil Stadium on the 27th and recorded three strikeouts (one earned run) with three hits, five walks and one strikeout in 4.2 innings.

There was no win or loss. He came down from behind, but the batting line tied the score. The game ended in a 2-2 draw after a battle in the 12th inning.

Choi Won-tae left a regret in his first appearance. As a result, he has only one earned run. If calculated by ERA, it is 1.93. However, the content was not good. I couldn’t control my ball. That’s why I got five walks and one ball that hit my body.

He showed minimal loss in the crisis. Two runs and one earned run due to overlapping errors. Even considering this, it can’t be helped that it remains regrettable.

Before the game, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “We have four starting players who have careers. Last season was not enough. Choi Won-tae and Lim Chan-kyu had experience during the last season. Now, we have a career.”

“While preparing, I can predict to some extent. I think there will be more starting baseball this year. Probability is the case. I told the starting pitchers, “I won’t change it quickly. I will wait. I hope they take responsibility.” He stressed that starting pitchers will give the bullpen some breathing space.

I said curiously, but one axis is shaking. Choi Won-tae faltered in his first appearance. He had to replace it before completing the fifth inning. It was difficult to endure as he gave two walks and even a timely hit in the fifth inning alone.

He came to LG in a trade on July 29 last year. It was not satisfactory. He played 44.1 innings in nine games, recording three wins and three losses and an earned run average of 6.70. In the Korean Series as well, he started the second game and was sluggish with four runs in 0.1 innings. In the fourth game, he allowed one run in one inning as a bullpen.

Although LG won the championship, Choi Won-tae could not laugh to his heart’s content. He renewed his determination for the 2024 season. He was twisted from his first appearance. It became a awkward game for manager Yeom Kyung-yeop.

Following Choi Won-tae on the day, Lee Ji-gang came up. He pitched well, allowing no hit, two walks and no run in 2.1 innings. He showed something last year. He started 12 times as a starter. His first win since his debut was also a starting pitcher. He was also a candidate for starting in 2024.

In the end, the Korean starting line was divided into Lim Chan-gyu, Choi Won-tae, and Son Joo-young. Lee was in charge of throwing long balls in the bullpen, while waiting as the sixth starter. And he showed good performance from his first pitch.

Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop may change his mind. The bullpen became loose as Ko Woo-seok entered the Major League and Lee Jung-yong joined the military. The starter should do better than last year.

In this situation, Choi Won-tae slowed down, and Lee Ji-gang was fine. We need to wait and see. Instead, there is room for change.

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