Prior to the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 13th, professional baseball manager Gyeong-yeop Yeom of LG re-examined the trade with Kiwoom announced on the 29th of last month. At the time, foreign ace Adam Plutko was unable to pitch due to symptoms of a cold, etc., and the team was in a losing streak, so he looked back and said, “If Choi Won-tae hadn’t come, our team would have been very difficult.”
In fact, LG is running a stable race after recruiting Choi Won-tae, who was a key member of the Kiwoom starters, and adding him to the rotation. The record after the trade, including the win against Kiwoom that day, is very good with 10 wins and 2 losses. The gap with 2nd place SSG was also widened by 6 games. Instead of giving up ‘future resources’ to win this season, we are seeing the effect of bringing Kiwoom’s ‘current power’.
LG also thanked Kiwoom for responding to a trade that was difficult to find in the KBO league, a single league. This is because it is very unusual in the history of the KBO league to give away the main starting pitcher in the middle of a season in which the ranking battle is in full swing.
Not only that. LG is getting a lot from Kiwoom this season. On the 13th, he caught the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil 17-8 and recorded 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses this season. It is not something to thank the opposing team for fighting strength versus strength. However, since the trade, the results of the two teams’ confrontation are also going strangely.
With the first meeting with Kiwoom after the trade of the two teams, LG swept all three consecutive matches in Jamsil on the 1st, and then monopolized even the three consecutive matches with Kiwoom in Jamsil again from the 11th. On the contrary, Kiwoom gave out a clear selection card and lost 6 straight matches in an instant with two consecutive sweep losses in the LG match. Regardless of the intention, it became the background for LG to enter the solo system.
The confrontation in Jamsil on the 13th also ended with LG winning. In the process, Kiwoom gave away Choi Won-tae and started 19-year-old pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, one of the cards he caught, but the flow at the beginning of the game was completely taken away.
Kiwoom did not only make a public declaration, but in fact switched to ‘rebuilding mode’. After the trade, the record is disastrous with 1 win and 13 losses. Even in the game that day, he couldn’t move at all in the game.꽁머니
At the end of the 1st inning, starter Kim Dong-gyu gave up 2 runs due to a difficult game, and in the beginning of the 2nd inning, he immediately chased 2 runs.
At the end of the 3rd inning, which was 2-5, Kiwoom raised sidearm Yang Hyeon as the second pitcher in the game that day. However, Yang Hyun gave up 7 runs with 7 hits, including 5 hits in a row, only in the 3rd inning, including a solo home run to LG No. 4 Austin Dean, who came out as the leading hitter in the inning. No one was in Kiwoom’s bullpen while Yang Hyun allowed 7 runs. Only Kiwoom fans above the third base bullpen at Jamsil Stadium were busy cheering.
Kiwoom’s batting line was fierce, with LG starter Lim Chan-gyu giving up 11 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings on this day. Even if the number of goals conceded at the beginning of the game was reduced a little, the flow could change. Moreover, it was a game on the Sunday before the move day, but the Kiwoom bench did not move.