Kim Yun-sik’s efforts to relieve the stuffiness began to fill the insufficient 20%

 LG Twins left-hander Young-gun Kim Yun-sik complained of frustration even after leading the team to victory with perfect pitching. He made up his mind that he had to work harder and throw better, not only for himself but also for the team. 

LG won 4-1 in the 6th game of the season against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 21st. He ran on a 4-game winning streak and took a 3-game winning series over the weekend. While maintaining a tie for first place with SSG Landers, they consolidated the Yanggang system at the beginning of the season.

On this day, starting pitcher Kim Yun-sik’s good pitching made LG a foothold for victory. Kim Yun-sik calmed the Hanwha batting line with 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings and harvested 3 wins of the season.

Although the two walks were in the jail, he shook the timing of Hanwha batters by throwing a fastball with a maximum speed of 145 km and a changeup, his main weapon, along with other breaking balls such as curveballs and sliders. 

On the 16th, it was a previous appearance against KT Wiz in Jamsil, 3 innings, 7 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs, which caused concern, but immediately after the opening, he showed the best pitching and succeeded in rebounding.

However, Kim Yun-shik gave a cold-hearted evaluation of his pitching that day. “From the 1st to the 3rd inning, I still think I threw my ball, but in the 4th and 5th innings, I need to make up for it while preparing for the next game.” “The 4th and 5th innings were frustrating. “, recalled the game.

Last year, his first year as a full-time starter, Kim Yun-sik had a successful season with an average ERA of 3.31 with 8 wins and 5 losses in 23 games. In particular, in September, he also showed the performance of the league’s top starting pitcher with an average ERA of 0.31 with 5 wins and 3 wins and no losses. 

He also performed well in fall baseball. He announced the emergence of LG’s new ‘big game pitcher’ with a 5⅔ innings and 1 run free throw in the 3rd game of the playoffs against Kiwoom Heroes, who climbed the mound with back pain.

The reason Kim Yun-sik is not satisfied with his present is because of the intense memories of the 2022 season. Since the start of this season, he has been recording decent grades with an average ERA of 3.86 and 3 wins and 1 loss in 8 games, but his position is that there is still a difference between his pitching and physical condition. 

Kim Yun-sik said, “Technically, there are still many frustrating parts. Thanks to the help of the trainer coach and bullpen catcher hyungs, it has improved a lot from the beginning of the season, but it is still far from improving (pace) much.” It’s not 100%, but if I overcome it now, I think it will get better later.”

Also, “Compared to last year when it was at its best, it seems to be in about 80% condition. At that time (last September), I was able to put all the balls as I wanted and there was also a changeup, but recently the changeup is not good, so it is better to count with a breaking ball. It was difficult when dealing with batters because I was not stable.”메이저놀이터

I believe that LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop’s bitter remarks against him recently had no choice but to come out. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop threw out a message that if Yun-shik Kim’s sluggish performance lasts for a long time, he and Chan-gyu Lim can change the order of the starting rotation. Lim Chan-gyu is recording more than expected with an average ERA of 2.48, 3 wins and no losses in 9 games (5 starts) this season.

Kim Yun-sik said, “I accept what the coach said. (Lim) Chan-gyu is throwing well, so I can do it more comfortably. But Chan-gyu-hyung supported me a lot, so I was able to relieve the burden. I am always grateful to Chan-gyu-hyung. I think about it,” he said. “I’m asking Chan-gyu again about the changeup, and I also look up a lot of last year’s videos.


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