This season is very important to LG Twins Lim Chan-gyu (32). After last season, he qualified as a free agent (FA) and delayed the exercise of his rights for one year. He chose ‘FA luck’ because he got a result that was difficult to understand even for himself. That’s why it’s important how he spends this season.
Lim Chan-gyu took the mound as a starting pitcher in an away game against Hanwha held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 22nd and pitched well with 2 hits, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings. He recorded effective pitching, throwing 78 pitches. And he won his first start this season.
Lim Chan-gyu started this season as a bullpen pitcher. However, the opportunity to start came two weeks after the opening. As Lee Min-ho left due to an injury, he, who was digesting long relief, moved to a substitute starter.
And on the 16th, he made his first start against Doosan in Jamsil. At the time, he got battered after one lap in the batting order. In the end, he came down with 5 hits, 3 walks and 1 run in 3⅓ innings.
This day, his second start, was different. His walks allowed three, but he cruised with no hits through the third inning. And he blocked 5 innings well. 스포츠토토
Lim Chan-gyu tasted victory in 7 months after winning against Hanwha on September 28 last year. At the time, he earned the start with six scoreless innings.
After the game, Lim Chan-gyu said, “Victory seems to be an area of luck. I thought I would do my best in my role, but today there were good results.” He said, “I think it’s my role to hand it over to the bullpen without giving up the flow of the game. I’m not going to throw 9 innings, so even if I can’t fill 5 innings, I think I’ll give it to the situation where the team can win as much as possible. I did everything,” he said.
Lim Chan-gyu said that he had no great difficulty going back and forth between the starter and the bullpen. Rather, he saw it as an opportunity to further increase his value. He said, “I have to do well this year so that what I did last year won’t be a failure. I can’t repeat it. I think the fact that I can play both the starter and the bullpen will increase my value. Both the starter and bullpen positions are important to the team,” he said. He believed in me and let me go like this. Compared to preparing as a starter, there is no more pressure when I go out in the middle and then start as a starter.”