LG Twins Choi Won-tae, who did not give in despite the crisis, tasted victory in the first confrontation with his former team.먹튀검증
LG won 8-4 in the 14th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 12th, winning 4 consecutive wins and securing the winning series. Also, among the 10 clubs this season, they were the first to win 60 games. The season record is 60 wins, 2 draws and 35 losses.
Choi Won-tae, who was in charge of the starting lineup, recorded 5 innings, 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs, and harvested 8 wins in the season, leaving only 2 wins until the double-digit multiplier in 4 years since 2019 (11 wins).
On this day, Choi Won-tae faced a crisis from the beginning of the first inning. In the first out, when Kim Hye-seong grounded, shortstop Oh Ji-hwan made a catch error, and Ronnie Dawson, the follow-up hitter, hit a double. In this process, first base runner Kim Hye-seong passed through third base and was tagged out in the process of returning, and Choi Won-tae seemed to breathe a sigh. However, he allowed a timely hit to Song Seong-moon with 2nd out and 2nd base, and eventually scored a run from the first inning.
Choi Won-tae turned Lee Ju-hyung, Lim Byung-wook, and Kim Tae-jin into a tripartite in the beginning of the second inning, and in the top of the third inning when lead batter Kim Dong-heon got on base with a hit, he also blocked it with no runs. The problem was in the 4th inning. After catching two outcounts, Lee Joo-hyung’s hit and Lim Byeong-wook’s walk led to a scoring crisis, and Kim Tae-jin scored an additional run with a timely 1 RBI hit.
Nevertheless, it was thanks to his crisis management skills that Choi Won-tae was able to meet the victory requirements. In the top of the 4th inning, he finished with 2 bases loaded with Kim Jun-wan’s first baseman’s ground ball, and in the top of the 5th inning, after an infield hit by lead batter Kim Hye-seong, he completely blocked the center batting line from Dawson, Song Seong-moon, and Kim Hui-jip without going on base. It was Choi Won-tae’s last inning with exactly 100 pitches.
In terms of content, there were parts that had to be chewed over, but the team was able to laugh because Choi Won-tae minimized the runs until the 5th inning. After the game, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also encouraged Choi Won-tae’s pitching, which laid the foundation for the team’s victory, saying, “The number of pitches was high because the first pitch strike rate was low, but he played his role as a starting pitcher.”