The team that saved the starting lineup in the first half of the season was shown again. LG got one step closer to winning the pennant race thanks to the excellent pitching of Lim Chan-gyu (31), who caused a turnaround in the starting lineup this season.온라인카지노
LG won 3-1 against Hanwha in Jamsil on the 23rd. It was a victory created by Lim Chan-gyu. Lim Chan-gyu pitched 96 pitches and performed well, allowing 1 run, 5 hits, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts, and 8 innings. Lim Chan-gyu, who pitched an 8-inning game for the second time in his career since the Samsung game in Jamsil on October 2, 2012, also achieved a career-high 12 wins. His earned run average lowered from 3.69 to 3.52.
Both his main weapons, change-up and curve, were exquisitely controlled. He consistently maintained his fastball pitch, which reached a maximum speed of 148 km, and overwhelmed Hanwha hitters by increasing the proportion of curveballs in the early stages and changeups in the mid to late stages. He allowed a run in the first inning, but was nearly flawless starting in the second. As the ball mix continued to change, Hanwha’s batting line repeatedly retreated to a hit as if they were under a spell.
Lim Chan-gyu is likely to take on a key role in the starting lineup in the postseason. LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop announced Adam Plutko’s return plan prior to today’s game and talked about postseason mound management. In the postseason, Casey Kelly, Plutko, and Lim Chan-gyu will be fixed in the starting lineup, while two of Choi Won-tae, Lee Jeong-yong, and Kim Yun-sik will move into the bullpen.
There is a high probability that LG’s postseason stage will be the Korean Series. Lim Chan-gyu pitched well as if repaying the coach’s faith and proved his qualifications to be a starter in the Korean Series.
In the batting lineup, leadoff Hong Chang-gi recorded 3 hits in 4 at-bats. While competing with NC Son Ah-seop for the batting title, his batting average rose from 0.339 to 0.342. Oh Ji-hwan recorded the final hit. Oh Ji-hwan led the comeback to 2-1 with a grounder to second base in the bottom of the first inning, and widened the lead with a solo shot in the bottom of the third. Kim Hyun-soo hit a timely hit in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning.
With this win, LG, ranked first, had a season record of 77 wins, 48 losses, and 2 draws.
Hanwha took the lead. Hanwha had two outs in the top of the first inning when Chae Eun-seong hit a left-handed solo shot. He hit a 145.8 km/h fastball high on Lim Chan-gyu’s body and hit his 20th home run of the season.
LG immediately counterattacked. In the bottom of the first inning, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-gi hit an infield hit and then succeeded in stealing second base. Shin Min-jae’s ground ball to shortstop put the team on third base with one out, and Kim Hyun-soo hit a timely hit in the middle of the game. Then, Austin’s double led to 2nd and 3rd bases with one out. On Oh Ji-hwan’s ground ball to second base, third base runner Kim Hyun-soo hit home to make it 2-1.LG, who took the lead, widened the lead with a home run in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Oh Ji-hwan targeted Sanchez’s 148.8km fastball and recorded a solo shot that went well over the right wall. With this home run, LG ran away with a 3-1 lead.
Lim Chan-gyu, who received help from fellow hitters, pitched well as if responding. He freely mixed fastballs, curves, and changeups, taking away the timing of Hanwha batters.
The final hurdle for Lim Chan-gyu was the top of the 8th inning. He had an 8-pitch match with Park Sang-eon at 1 out and 1 base. Lim Chan-gyu threw an exquisite curveball at full count and struck out Park Sang-eon.
LG put Baek Seung-hyun on the mound in the top of the 9th inning. The first batter, Lee Jin-young, fired a long ball toward the fence in right-center, and a perfect throw relay between Hong Chang-gi, Shin Min-jae, and Kim Min-seong caught Lee Jin-young at third base. Kim Jin-seong took the mound in place of Baek Seung-hyun in a crisis with one out and runners on first and second base, and Kim Jin-seong completed the victory with his second save of the season.
On the other hand, Hanwha’s starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez allowed 3 runs in 3 innings. Afterwards, the bullpen was quickly activated. Lee Min-woo, Kim Beom-soo, Joo Hyun-sang, Yoon Dae-kyung, and Kim Kyu-yeon combined for 5 scoreless innings, but were unable to overcome the early run loss in the game. Chae Eun-seong hit a home run in the first inning, but no additional runs were scored.
With the loss on this day, 8th place Hanwha lost 2 times in a row and had a season record of 52 wins, 69 losses, and 6 draws.