5 wins, 7 losses, 1st place, 2.5G difference, staggering → 3-to-1 trade → 9 wins, 2 losses, 6G difference on the rise. Bringing in one starter changed the team
Choi Won-tae’s effect was clear. There was a clear difference in the LG Twins’ performance before and after Choi Won-tae’s recruitment.
It was on July 29 that LG made a 3-to-1 trade to recruit starter Choi Won-tae, giving Kiwoom Heroes three players, including hitter Lee Joo-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, and the 2024 first round nomination right.
LG’s performance before and after this day was different. In fact, LG was sluggish in July. Although they ran for first place, their anxiety grew more and more. I had a week’s break due to the All-Star break, but even after the All-Star break, the solidity of No. 1 was not seen.
From July 1st to the 28th, the day before the trade, LG played 12 games and was only 7th overall with 5 wins and 7 losses. The team’s batting average was 4th with a 27%, and the team’s ERA fell to 6th with a 4.22. Overall, the players seemed a bit tired.
However, the atmosphere changed 180 degrees from July 29, when Choi Won-tae came. The team was definitely energized.
On July 27th, LG won two consecutive victories over KT Wiz (9-6 win) and Jamsil Doosan game (9-2 win) on the 28th. The march continued, sweeping both Doosan and Kiwoom and winning 7 consecutive victories. It was LG’s longest winning streak this season.
The 2023 KBO League Kiwoom Heroes and LG Twins match was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 12th. In the top of the 3rd inning, 2nd out and 3rd base LG Choi Won-tae strikes out Kiwoom Dawson and gestures toward Park Dong-won. Jamsil안전놀이터
After losing 2 in a row, he is on a 4-game winning streak. On the 12th, Choi Won-tae met with his parent Kiwoom and led the team to an 8-4 victory with 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings, recording the first win against his parents.
Since Choi Won-tae came on July 29th, LG has played 11 games and has achieved good results with 9 wins and 2 losses. This is second place after KT Wiz, who recorded 10 wins and 2 losses in 12 matches.
During this period, LG’s team batting average was 6th overall, and the team’s ERA was 3.30, 3rd overall. Although the two-hit numbers are not very good, they harmonize and create a winning game. It can be seen that the atmosphere that changed with the arrival of Choi Won-tae created an upward trend. Choi Won-tae also came to LG and pitched in 3 games, and the average ERA was 4.50, which is not very good, but he is contributing to the team by winning 2 wins (1 loss).
LG, which was chased by 2.5 games by 2nd place SSG Landers until July 28th, is clearly consolidating its 1st place position by widening it by 6 games on the 12th, when it reached the height of 60 wins (2 draws and 35 losses).
LG, which recruited the necessary players at the right time, is enjoying a clear trade effect this time.