Choi Won-tae, who wore the LG Twins uniform through the trade, made his first appearance as soon as he transferred and showed off his presence by showing off a perfect pitch.
Choi Won-tae started in the away game against the Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 30th and made a perfect pitch with 2 hits, 2 hits, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings.
In particular, he made a strong impression from his first appearance after the transfer by throwing a perfect pitch that did not allow even a single Doosan hitter to take first base until the fifth inning with two outs. Encouraged by his good pitching, LG defeated Jamsil rival Doosan 10-0 and swept all three weekend matches.
Choi Won-tae is a starting pitcher resource that LG, which is aiming to win this season, gave up the team’s future to compensate for the starting pitcher’s weaknesses.
On the 29th, LG traded for beast Lee Joo-hyung (22), pitcher Kim Dong-gyu (19), and pitcher Won-tae Choi by giving them the right to pick up the first round of the 2024 draft. This season, LG ranked first in both team batting average and team
ERA He is showing off a perfect pitching balance, such as climbing, and showing off a solid power that is nothing to be envied, but the only native starter is pointed out as a weakness.
In fact, except for Lim Chan-gyu, who is active with an average ERA of 3.35 with 6 wins and 2 losses this season, there were no native starting pitchers to take charge of a game.
Opportunities were given to local candidates such as Kim Yun-shik, Lee Min-ho, Kang Hyo-jong, Lee Ji-gang, and Lee Sang-young, but no one took a seat.
In the end, LG turned to the outside to reinforce starting pitchers and recruited Choi Won-tae through a trade with Kiwoom.
Won-tae Choi, who pitched in 17 games at Kiwoom this season and recorded a decent record with 6 wins, 4 losses and an ERA of 3.25 in 102.1 innings, proved his value by starting the mound the next day wearing an LG uniform.
Originally, foreign pitcher Adam Plutko was scheduled to start the game that day, but the rotation was blocked due to a cold. LG, whose starting rotation almost collapsed, fortunately Choi Won-tae completely filled the vacancy and perfectly lived up to the team’s expectations.꽁머니사이트
Attention is focusing on whether Choi Won-tae, who has lived up to LG’s expectations from the first game, will be able to reach the finish line in winning the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years.