Choi Won-tae’s surprise trade shook the league.
The LG Twins have won four straight games to solidify their lead. On the 30th, the day after the trade, they swept a three-game weekend series against the Jamsil rival Doosan Bears, led by Won-tae Choi.
In his first start in an LG uniform, Choi Won-tae pitched six innings of two-hit, no-run ball, striking out five and walking none in a 10-0 victory over Doosan in Jamsil. The economical pitcher needed just 75 pitches to complete the six innings.
In a televised interview, Choi Won-tae expressed his gratitude to his new teammates, saying, “I woke up three times and couldn’t sleep,” and that he was able to win thanks to the beasts. After the interview, he was baptized with water. I felt like a complete Twins man in one day.
Thanks to Choi Won-tae, who has certainly quenched the thirst for homegrown starters, LG can continue their exciting march to the top of the season. The gap between first-place LG and second-place SSG Landers is 2.5 games.
The impact of Choi’s departure doesn’t stop at the top.
It’s also affecting the battle for the bottom of the table. Kiwoom Heroes are in a precarious position after losing Choi Won-tae.
They immediately went on a losing streak. They went 1-1-2 in a three-game weekend series against last-place Samsung. Choi Won-tae, who was scheduled to start, was traded on the 29th and was hastily replaced by Kim Dong-hyuk. The team lost 2-7 in a messy affair.
The next day, Jang Jae-young was brought in, but he was unable to complete the first inning due to pitching anxiety and a headshot ejection, giving up six runs and losing 6-10.
Samsung, along with LG, got a glimmer of hope with the Choi Won-tae trade.
Samsung, which easily added a win with the immediate starter, has won three straight games to move within three games of ninth-place Kiwoom. Closest to 9th place since hitting rock bottom.
The mood is very different from Kiwoom, whose season goals have disappeared following the injury to Lee Jung-hoo and the trade of Choi Won-tae, who is out for the season. 토토사이트
The team is determined not to finish last, which has never happened in their 41-year history. Baek Jung-hyun returned to the mound on the 30th and pitched 5⅔ innings of two-run ball, and relievers Oh Jae-il, Kim Tae-hoon, and right-hander Lee Seung-hyun are returning in August.
Samsung will play a three-game series against KIA and Pohang starting next month. Kiwoom meets leader LG in Jamsil.