The LG Twins gave away left-handed setup man Kim Dae-yu (32) as a compensation player while recruiting free agent Park Dong-won바카라. Kim Dae-yu, a long-term pitcher, recorded 24 holds in 2021, and last year also played an active role as a key pitcher in LG’s left-handed bullpen by posting 13 holds.

No matter how many promising players there are, it may be difficult to understand that such pitchers are easily given away. If he had trouble with the left-handed bullpen this season, Kim Dae-yu’s vacancy would inevitably be felt.

However, there was Lee Woo-chan (31). Lee Woo-chan, who was a ‘hybrid’ pitcher who went back and forth between the starter and the bullpen, completely changed his job as a bullpen pitcher last year, and showed good performances with 5 wins and 2 holds in 36 games and an ERA of 1.81. He prepared only with the bullpen and raised his speed to 148km thanks to his steady bodybuilding.

And Lee Woo-chan showed that LG’s choice was not wrong in the first actual appearance of the 2023 season. Lee Woo-chan took the mound as the last pitcher in the bottom of the ninth in a practice game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time) and blocked one inning with no hits and no runs.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, trailing 1-6, the three batters from the first were lightly dealt with with a fly to the center field, a grounder in front of the third baseman, and a grounder in front of the shortstop. He was the only pitcher among the 7 LG pitchers that came out that day who did not get on base.

He threw 11 pitches, 10 of which were fastballs, and 1 was a curveball. His highest fastball speed was 145km. He pitched with a fastball as if to hit against the Dodgers batters who often see fast balls of 150km or more, and he got through. He can see that his pitch was good.

Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop praised, “Lee Woo-chan joins Jung Woo-young, Lee Jeong-yong, and Ko Woo-seok’s victory group, and the speed was good in the first appearance, and the clean finish was good.”

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