Choi Won-tae, who was traded from Kiwoom to LG at the end of July, was expected to be the third starter to win the Korean Series, and has recently repeated a series of sluggish pitches. In the end, he was excluded from the first-tier entry on the 11th.
Choi Won-tae started against KIA in Gwangju on the 10th and was sluggish with eight hits, five outs, three strikeouts and seven runs in 2⅔ innings. Minimum innings record since LG transfer.
He left his worst record since his debut with 15 hits and 11 runs (9 earned runs) in four innings against Changwon NC on August 25, and has continued to be sluggish following two runs in three innings against KT on the 5th. 토토
Choi Won-tae has recorded two wins, two losses and an average ERA of 8.27 in seven games since the trade. 32⅔ innings and 32 runs (30 earned runs). His season record is 8 wins, 8 losses, and a 4.47 ERA in 24 games (135 innings), the lowest among league pitchers.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop cited accumulation of fatigue as a problem for Choi Won-tae, who has been sluggish recently. It is believed that the ball power fell in the second half of the year because he played more pitching innings than last year. Choi Won-tae recently entered the starting rotation after a 10-day break, but continued to show no signs of improvement.
Coach Yeom has mentioned giving Choi Won-tae a break if he continues to be sluggish. It is possible because alternative starters are ready for the second division.
Kim Yoon-sik joined the starting lineup due to Plutko’s injury gap at the end of August, and Son Joo-young received a chance in a doubleheader with KIA on the 9th. Now there’s Lee Min Ho.
Lee Min-ho, who recorded the most personal wins with 12 wins last year, pitched five games (2 losses and a 5.03 ERA) in the first division this season and played summer camp in the second division to rebuild his physical condition from the beginning. Lee Min-ho, who went down to the second division at the end of June, has been in the second division for 80 days.
Lee Min-ho played in the Futures League game at the end of July and has won three consecutive games as he gradually increased his pitching innings.
On August 18, he won one run in 5⅔3 innings against Hanwha’s second division, and on August 26, he became a winning pitcher with one run in 6 innings against Samsung’s second division. On the 5th, he won six scoreless innings against Goyang.
Coach Yeom picked Son Joo-young as a doubleheader starter early in September, saying, “I decided because I was recommended that Son Joo-young is the best in the second division. Lee Min-ho may be recommended next time, he said.
LG will take a break from the 12th to the 13th, but it will have to play a doubleheader with SSG on the 17th. This week’s starting rotation was in the order of Kelly, Lee Jung-yong, Kim Yoon-sik, Lim Chan-kyu, and Choi Won-tae, but Choi Won-tae was missing. Lee Min-ho is expected to be ranked first in Choi Won-tae’s position.