“If this is the case, we may have to change”… Who is LG’s first pick in Korea?
The picture of the LG starters is changing a lot. We are waiting for Kim Yun-sik (23, LG) to do his best.
On the 17th, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Kim Yun-shik needs to settle down quickly, but I’m worried.”
Kim Yun-sik started against KT on the 16th and was sluggish with 7 hits (1 home run) and 5 runs in 3 innings. He gave up 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning a game where he was leading 4-0, and was demolished early on 45 pitches, with the game reversed to 4-5.
Director Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “The pitch itself was not good. He was hit right from the first inning and was hit so many times that he changed it quickly. If you leave it like that (continuously correct), it will be useless even if you throw 100, and it could be a worse situation for the player,” he explained.
LG started the season by renewing contracts with foreign pitchers Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko this season, and newly selected Kang Hyo-jong as the 5th starter in addition to Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho, who also played as starters last year. However, with Lee Min-ho injured and Kang Hyo-jong absent due to sluggish performances, Lim Chan-kyu, who started as a long relief player, has been fixed as the starter, and Lee Ji-gang has been put in as the 5th starter.
Kim Yun-sik played as a starter for the first time last year, but showed off a good pitch in the second half of the season and was dropped as the third starter this season. It was expected that two foreign pitchers and Kim Yun-sik would lead the LG starting lineup.
However, Kim Yun-sik has been showing ups and downs since the opening. He is 2-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 7 games. In the last 10 days against Kiwoom, he recorded his first quality start (more than 6 innings and less than 3 earned runs) with 6 innings and 1 run, and pitched only 5 innings or less in all other games. He played against KT on the 16th and made an early steel plate in the 3rd out of 7 games.
Lim Chan-kyu, who gave up his starting position and moved to the bullpen and improved his pitching, entered as a substitute starter and won two victories and is gradually fighting hard. If Kim Yun-sik’s inconsistent pitching continues, Lim Chan-kyu may be the first starter in Korea. The mound will change to a completely different look from LG’s pre-opening concept.토토사이트
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “For the season to run smoothly, the 3rd starter must be stable to some extent. (As of now) the calculations do not stand still,” he said, expecting Kim Yun-sik to exert himself.