“If it wasn’t for Ace’s body aches…” Would the main character of God’s trade have dealt with his old team right away? → Why did the commander shake his head?
Recently, the LG Twins’ ace Adam Plutko was unable to properly play the starting rotation due to a cold sore. Instead, Choi Won-tae, who was recruited through a trade that was evaluated as a ‘God’s move’, started on behalf of Plutko. And he pitched 6 scoreless innings and gave his team the victory.
Now, this week the LG Twins take on the Kiwoom Heroes. It is Kiwoom Heroes who handed over Choi Won-tae through trade. And if Plutko hadn’t missed a turn, would Choi Won-tae have started straight away against his own team? Regarding this, the command tower shook his head, saying, “I don’t think so.”
The LG Twins will play the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul at 6:30 pm on the 1st. LG is leading the league with 53 wins, 33 losses and 2 draws this season. The recent 4-game winning streak. On the other hand, Kiwoom is in ninth place in the league with a record of 41 wins, 51 draws and 3 losses. The latest record is 2 consecutive losses.
LG was on the rise last weekend by sweeping all three consecutive matches with Doosan. In particular, in the first game (28th) of the 3 consecutive games, foreign ace Kelly did his part with 2 runs in 7 innings and became the winning pitcher. On the 29th, Lee Ji-gang was selected as the starter, and they won 7-6 in the 10th overtime.
And the 3rd game on the 30th. In LG’s starting rotation, it was Plutko’s turn to get on the mound after taking a break on the 4th. However, Plutko’s starting pitching was missed due to sudden flu symptoms. It was Choi Won-tae, who was recruited through a trade with Kiwoom on the 29th, who took the mound instead of Plutko. And Choi Won-tae led the team to a 10-0 victory after a good pitch with 2 hits and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings.
Now, LG will play 3 home matches against Kiwoom. As the starters on the 1st, LG announced Lim Chan-gyu and Kiwoom McKinney as starters. If Plutko played against Doosan normally, would Choi Won-tae start against Kiwoom instead of against Doosan? Regarding this, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who is in charge, shook his head.
Director Yeom met with reporters on the day when Choi Won-tae’s trade was announced and asked about it, “I tried not to use (Choi Won-tae) before Kiwoom. He said, “If Plutko had started normally, Choi Won-tae would have started against Samsung on the weekend.” It is interpreted that he thought of courtesy to the opposing team first as a partner who made the trade. Now, after taking enough rest, Choi Won-tae is scheduled to start a three-week series match against Samsung.