The LG Twins’ native ace is correct. The head coach encouraged me with faith, and I lived up to expectations.먹튀검증
Lim Chan-gyu started the final home game against the Doosan Bears of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th and recorded 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 1 run in 5⅔ innings.
Lim Chan-gyu performed poorly last season with 6 wins, 11 losses, and an average ERA of 5.04 in 23 games. Last winter, he did not exercise his free agency rights and chose to reapply for free agency.
His choice was right. At the same time as his honor was restored, he was able to look forward to a warm winter.
It is no exaggeration to say that he has had his best moment since his debut this season.
Before today’s game, he had achieved good results with 29 games, 139 innings, 13 wins, 3 losses, 1 hold, and an ERA of 3.50.
The season started in the bullpen, but as the domestic starting lineup left due to poor performance and injuries, Lim Chan-gyu was given the opportunity. And he seized the opportunity.
He has already surpassed his personal record of 11 wins in 2018, and his earned run average is also better than 3.87 in 2021, which was his best performance.
That’s how Lim Chan-gyu became LG’s native ace.
The head coach, Yeom Kyung-yeop, also did not spare praise for Lim Chan-gyu. Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop said, “I was able to get to where I am now thanks to Lim Chan-gyu’s change of mindset. I was able to grow to the next level by competing through speed control rather than speed. He helped the team hold on when it could have collapsed. Chan-gyu won the championship. “I think it would be okay to give about 10% of the shares,” he praised.
Lim Chan-gyu’s status has clearly changed. He received the special honor of starting the final game at home. This is the treatment given to a native ace.
Although he was briefly shaken in the second inning, he showed off perfect pitching from the third to the fifth inning and finally succeeded in reaching regulation innings.
Lim Chan-gyu, who was on the mound in the 6th inning, blocked Soo-bin Su and Su-haeng Cho, and then received consecutive hits from Rojas and Seok-hwan Yang.
That was it. Lim Chan-gyu came down from the mound amid applause from LG fans. He took off his hat and responded. Baek Seung-hyun, who came up next, did not allow a run, so he finished with a 1-run pitch. On this day, he recorded 92 pitches, including 40 fastballs with a maximum distance of 148 km, 33 curves, 1 slider, and 18 changeups.
The team won 5-1, and Lim Chan-gyu achieved his 14th win of the season. His final records are 30 games, 144⅔ innings, 14 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 3.42. He had a career-high season, ranking first among domestic pitchers in the KBO League in terms of wins.
After the game, Lim Chan-gyu said, “I have never thought of myself as a local ace. I only came this far because my performance this year matched well and I had help from my teammates. It is only a few games before I can say that I have played the role of an ace myself.” “My biggest thought was that I would have to achieve these results for the next three years,” he said, looking back on this season.
Lim Chan-gyu is famous as Ellin (LG children’s fan). He vividly remembers LG’s last Korean series in 2002. At the time, he was in the 4th grade of elementary school, and unfortunately LG ended up in second place after losing to the Samsung Lions.
Lim Chan-gyu, who lifted the trophy as a representative of the players along with Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Hyun-soo, said, “It was very heavy. It’s been 29 years. Didn’t I get eliminated in the Korean Series in 2002? In a way, I didn’t see (the trophy). The club was considerate and said I was a pitcher’s assistant.” “They let me listen to it together. I’m grateful to the club and team members,” he said with great emotion.