Cha Myung-seok and Lim Chan-kyu of the LG Twins are pleasant opponents.

Although they are close to each other and like each other, they do not hesitate to make jokes publicly through the club’s YouTube channels and media..

Regarding the reason for trading Choi Won-tae on LG Twins TV’s “L Tube Want to Communicate” on the 29th of last month, Cha said, “It is an excellent starting resource, and it was also intended to alert young pitchers.”

Then, he added a clever lie, “Actually, I don’t want to see Lim Chan-gyu make the 3rd selection (laughs)”, causing laughter.

Coach Cha laughed, saying, “I heard that Lim Chan-kyu’s performance this season could be a flashback (one time before the candle is extinguished), but I was warned not to regret it.”

But he meant it when he told the truth. “(Lim)Chan-gyu did a great job. Obviously, the best player in the first half is Lim Chan-kyu. Without Chan-kyu, it was not easy to win first place. He also made a lot of efforts,” he praised.

Lim Chan-kyu, who won his eighth win of the season against Samsung on the 6th, mentioned Cha’s praise in a training interview, saying, “I saw L-Tube and I don’t think I like it,” adding, “I hope the leader is happy and I want to play baseball only.” “I think I have no choice but to do my best to express it,” he said. “Choi Won-tae is here, and the leader is smiling these days,” he said, making the audience laugh

Choi Won-tae may not have alerted only young players. Lim Chan-kyu also rebounded after recruiting Choi Won-tae.

He won both times in August, winning two runs in 5⅓ innings against Kiwoom on the 1st and one run in five innings against Daegu Samsung on the 6th. In particular, in the match against Samsung, he struck out seven strikeouts with aggressive pitches, leading the team to a 7-4 victory.

8 wins and 2 losses in 20 matches, an average ERA of 3.26. It is a result that is incomparable to a local ace.

Lim Chan-kyu, who had an MVP level performance in May with 5 wins and 1.97 ERA through May. In the two matches against KT in July, he was slightly shaken. It was a moment that changed his mind.

“I could have a lot of thoughts because the contents of the 2nd game in July were not good, but I reset my mind before entering the Kiwoom match in August. It was a mindset to go back to the beginning and not obsess over the result and have fun again. I think I got a lot of strikeouts like today because I played more aggressively.”

After 2020, there are only 2 wins out of 10 wins, but even that is calm.

“I think it’s my role to throw as hard as I prepared at the beginning of the season, just as drawn on the drawing paper, where the team needs it.”

The state of indifference and indifference. He does not cling to the position of a native ace given to Choi Won-tae.

“I think Won-tae is the native ace of our team. Whether it’s in terms of records, age, or content, it’s like that. I hope Won-tae plays the role of an ace well. And I think that there will be more synergy with (Kim) Yoon-sik, who is now in the 2nd Army.”

After trading Choi Won-tae, he pitched 2 games in a row. Director Cha describes it as the ‘catfish effect’, but Lim Chan-gyu sees it as ‘the effect of careless fighting’. Slightly different interpretations of the same thing.


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