“They say they always trained together when their grades were good.”
Oh Seung-hwan, the ‘leader of the end’ of the Samsung Lions, went early to Okinawa, Japan, where the team’s spring camp training ground was set up, to build up his body. The juniors I was with were Kang Min-ho of the same team and Lim Chan-gyu of the LG Twins.
Oh Seung-hwan, whom I met during spring camp, said, “I came in on January 10th. I haven’t been with Lim Chan-gyu every year, Chan-gyu obtained FA status last season, but I couldn’t do it because of poor grades. But they said he trained with me when the season was good. He must do well this year to get free agency, so he seems to have come with that idea,” he laughed.
He continued, “We ran around together in Okinawa for over two weeks, played catch, and did weight training together.”
Lim Chan-gyu originally got his first FA qualification after last season. However, Lim Chan-gyu did not apply. It was because of his poor grades. Lim Chan-gyu appeared in 23 games and was sluggish with an average ERA of 5.04 with 6 wins and 11 losses. The average ERA of 5.04 is the third worst after the 2016 season (6.51) and the 2018 season (5.77).
Lim Chan-gyu went to Oh Seung-hwan to find an opportunity for a rebound. In fact, in the year when Lim Chan-gyu trained with Oh Seung-hwan, he always performed well. In the 2018 season, Lim Chan-gyu won a double-digit multiplier (11 wins) for the first time since his professional debut. Also in 2020, I was with Oh Seung-hwan in Okinawa, Japan, and Lim Chan-gyu overcame the sluggishness of 3 wins in 2019 and recorded 10 wins in the 2020 season.
If a pleasant jinx continues this time, it is that Lim Chan-gyu will record his third double-digit multiplier since his professional debut.
With the exhibition game currently underway, the flow is good. Im Chan-gyu’s pace is not bad, although he only came out as a rescuer, not a starter. He has appeared in three games and is recording 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 8 innings. The average ERA is 1.13. Against Samsung on the 16th, he blocked 2 innings perfectly, and against the KIA Tigers on the 20th, it was not bad with 4 hits and 1 run in 4 innings. The most encouraging part is that there are no walks.
Although there is a feeling of being behind in the competition for the 5 starting pitchers selected from Kim Yoo-young, Kang Hyo-jong, and Park Myung-geun,메이저사이트 each pitcher is precious in the long-term race. Lim Chan-kyu’s role is important without saying it. He also doesn’t know what will happen if he continues his current hot fight.
Will Lim Chan-gyu be able to benefit from Oh Seung-hwan this season? If the effect is proven, the number of times Lim Chan-gyu visits Oh Seung-hwan will increase.