LG Twins Lim Chan-gyu came down the hill with the requirements for winning the KIA Tigers match for the first time in three years.
Lim Chan-gyu gave 메이저놀이터up 2 runs with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts in 5⅓ innings against KIA at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th. 83 total pitches. Lim Chan-gyu, who had only 2 losses without a win in 3 KIA matches after the Jamsil game on August 12, 2020, gave up 2 runs in the first inning, but after that, he overcame the crisis and made the victory requirement by leading innings without a run.
Lim Chan-gyu gave up a right-handed hit to Ko Jong-wook after a death in the first inning and allowed Kim Seon-bin a left fielder’s left double, putting him in a crisis with one out on second and third base. In the face-to-face confrontation with Choi Hyung-woo, he allowed a walk after giving up the first run with a wild throw, and in the ensuing first out, 1st and 3rd bases, Hwang Dae-in scored an additional run on a sacrifice fly to the right fielder. Lim Chan-gyu prevented additional runs by grounding Socrates Brito at second base on first base.
Lim Chan-gyu, who gave up a heavy hit to lead batter Lee Chang-jin in the top of the second inning, induced Park Chan-ho to ground a ball from one out and first base, but first baseman Austin Dean slipped during the throwing motion and was unable to take advantage of the double kill opportunity, putting him in a crisis again with one out and first and second base. However, Lim Chan-gyu prevented a run by striking out Ryu Ji-hyeok and Ko Jong-wook one after another.
Lim Chan-gyu began to exert his strength only when the LG batters scored 2 points at the end of the 2nd inning to tie the score 2-2. He made three-way offenses in the 3rd and 4th innings, respectively, and decorated the 5th with a three-way offense. As LG succeeded in turning around at the end of the 5th inning, Lim Chan-gyu’s conditions for victory were met.
In the top of the 6th inning, Lim Chan-gyu, who came back to the mound, gave up a left-handed hit to lead batter Kim Seon-bin, but Choi Hyung-woo caught a fly ball to left field. Park Myeong-geun, who made a relief mound from 1st out and 1st base, induced Hwang Dae-in to play shortstop double play, ending the inning, and Lim Chan-gyu’s victory requirement was maintained.
However, Lim Chan-gyu could not laugh until the end. In the top of the 8th inning, Pil Seung-jo Lee Jung-yong, who took the mound, gave away a solo shot to tie the score in left-midfield pinch hitter Lee Woo-sung, and the requirements for a 3-3 tie and Lim Chan-gyu’s victory flew into thin air.