LG pitcher Choi Won-tae, who allowed the most runs in a single game in his last outing, will take an extra day off to prepare for his next start.
Manager Yoon Kyung-yup spoke about the starting rotation ahead of the game against Doosan at Jamsil Stadium on April 30. Light rain continued to fall in the afternoon at Jamsil Stadium, and at the time of Yoon’s press briefing, the game had not been canceled.
Yeom revealed that the starting lineup will be adjusted in the event of a rainout. If the game on the 30th is rained out, Yeom plans to give Choi Won-tae a longer rest. On the 31st, Kelly will start against Doosan, and for the three-game weekend series against Hanwha, Yeom plans to use Im Chan-gyu, Lee Jeong-yong, and Kim Yoon-shik. Kim Yun-sik will start in place of Plutko, who is out with a left pelvic bone contusion.
Choi Won-tae’s start will be pushed back to next week. “I’m going to give Won-tae as much rest as possible,” Yeom said. I’m thinking about going out next Tuesday,” he said, adding that he might adjust the starting order. In that case, Choi will pitch on 10 days’ rest. That would mean skipping one start.
However, if the game is played on the 30th, Won-tae Choi will start on Sunday, September 3rd. On the 31st, Kelly will pitch, and the plan is to start Im Chan-kyu, Kim Yoon-sik, and Choi Won-tae for the three-game series against Hanwha. In that case, Choi Won-tae will pitch on eight days’ rest.
In the end, the LG-Dusan game was canceled due to rain. Choi Won-tae’s pitching schedule has been moved to next week.
Choi Won-tae pitched four innings against the Changwon NC on May 25, allowing 11 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits. It was a new personal record for most hits in a game and a tie for most runs allowed. He gave up three runs in the first inning on bad pitches, and four more in the third and fourth innings.
At the time, Yeom made him throw enough pitches (93) to make him figure out why he wasn’t doing well. Choi Won-tae, who had his worst game, was given a long break to regain his pitching balance. With Plutko out, the homegrown starters will need to step up.
Choi Won-tae was traded from Kiwoom to LG in late July. LG, desperate to win its first Korean Series in 29 years, sent prospect Lee Ju-hyung, rookie pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, and next year’s first-round pick to bolster its homegrown starting rotation. Since joining LG, Choi is 2-2 with a 7.00 ERA in five games. He’s slightly underperformed expectations as he’s given up two big runs.
Choi’s next start will be on September 5 against the Suwon KT. Against second-place KT, who are on a scary upswing, he’ll need to show that he’s worth the three players LG traded for him.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, when asked about the lack of offense lately, Yeom said, “It hasn’t been active. The offense hasn’t been active since August, but batting has its own graph, so we have to do a good job with the starting lineup.” When the bats aren’t scoring runs, the starting pitchers need to go as long as possible and create a winning flow.