LG pitcher Lim Chan-gyu showed off clean pitching in the Blue and White match.
Lim Chan-gyu took the mound as the starting pitcher in the Blue and White game held at LG Champions Park in Icheon on the 26th and recorded 1 hit, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings.
He pitched perfect from the first to the third inning against the backup team hitters. With one out in the 4th inning, he allowed a hit to right that passed by the first baseman to Joo-Hyun Jeong. He struck out Min-seong Kim with a fastball, and tagged out the runner on first base with a quick check at first base at Jae-won Lee’s at-bat. With a ball count of 3 balls and 1 strike, the inning ended with a game against a runner rather than a batter.
Chan-gyu Lim said after the game, “Personally, I don’t like taking breaks, but I tried to recover and store my strength during the break. He didn’t have much adrenaline because it was a blue-and-white match, but he practiced throwing a lot of strikes. So I was satisfied, and today’s theme was holding and checking when runners went out, and I got one out by checking, and I was satisfied overall.”
He continued, “It was my first appearance in the Blue and White match, so I practiced throwing strikes that weren’t 100%. He will throw stronger starting from the next game and focus on corner work. “He tried to throw all pitches as strikes today, his changeup wasn’t bad, and his fastball and curve were good,” he said.
Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop decided early on to start the 1st through 3rd pitches in the Korean Series in that order: Kelly, Choi Won-tae, and Lim Chan-gyu.
Lim Chan-gyu said, “Whether it’s the second game, the third game, or the middle, you just have to prepare well and throw the ball. I think that’s responsibility. I am responsible for the game I played. I think responsibility is to think that everything happened because of me.
In the Korean Series, whether I was selected or in the middle, if I think that what happened at that time happened because of me and I just go up with the mindset of trying to solve the game somehow, I think it will be the same baseball regardless of whether it is the 3rd game or the away game. “I don’t think there’s any particular burden or difficulty because I’m always mentally prepared like that,” he said.
Lim Chan-gyu said he was watching other teams’ postseason games while training at the camp. He said, “When I was watching the game, I just wanted to go out and throw. I have never left Icheon. Even on my days off, I stayed at the dorm. Be careful driving back and forth. I was watching the game while resting in my room (on my day off) and I was so excited. “I’m preparing a little calmly,” he said with a smile.메이저놀이터
NC and KT face each other in the playoffs. NC advanced to the playoffs with 4 consecutive wins starting from the wild card. KT is resting and waiting for about 20 days.
When asked which team he would like to see improve, Lim Chan-gyu said, “When I looked at my ERA, all but two teams were in the 3-point range. Those two teams were NC and KT. “I don’t think there will be an easy team,” he said. “I think short-term games will be difficult no matter which team we face, and since there are many variables, I think it will have a positive effect in that I had a high ERA for that team. We need to conduct more intensive research. “Both teams are really picky,” he said.
Lim Chan-gyu had a career-high season with 14 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.42 in 30 games this season. However, he pitched in 4 games against KT, recording 1 win, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 6.61 (16⅓ innings, 14 runs, 12 earned runs). Against NC, he performed poorly with 1 loss in 3 games and an ERA of 8.25 (11 runs in 12 innings).