LG Twins right-handed pitcher Im Chan-kyu, 30, has led the “Incheon Counterattack” twice this year, cementing his status as SSG Landers’ nemesis.먹튀검증
On April 27, Lim started the visiting SSG team’s game at SSG Landers Field in Incheon and pitched a near-perfect game, allowing just one hit over six innings to lead his team to a 14-0 victory.
He gave up four walks, but none of them were earned.
With the victory in hand, LG pounded out 18 hits, including three home runs, to carpet bomb the SSG mound.
Uncharacteristically for a team battling for the lead with LG, SSG’s offense was one-sided. This is the second time they’ve been swept by LG at home this season.
SSG was also swept by LG on May 23 with a score of 1-9. Both losses came from the starting duo of Oh Won-seok (SSG) and Lim Chan-kyu (LG).
Oh Won-seok, who was the key to both wins and losses, was roughed up both times, while Lim Chan-kyu pitched six innings of three-hit ball in the first Incheon game.
The only run he gave up was a solo home run to Choi Ju-hwan.
LG fans, who hadn’t seen a win over SSG in Incheon in a long time, have already gotten two thanks to Im Chan-kyu.
In both games, Lim held the SSG bats to four hits over 12 innings. His batting average against SSG is 0.098 and his ERA is 0.75.
Despite the fact that Lim’s pitching pattern was virtually identical, SSG batters were unable to find a groove.
According to baseball stats site Statiz, Lim used a nearly equal mix of fastballs, curveballs, changeups, and sliders in both games of the Incheon Counterattack.
Depending on the opponent, Lim kept his changeup in the low 30s against SSG and mixed in a fastball in the mid-40s with his curveball, which sits at around 140 kilometers per hour.
His long curveball was thrown at a rate of 19 to 20 percent to dazzle batters.
The curveball, which was ordered by LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop, was more powerful because it was unwavering.
Im’s evolved fastball and changeup, which maintain a consistent trajectory from the moment the ball leaves his hand to the moment he releases it, have kept hitters guessing all season.
The egos of SSG’s batters were also dented by the fact that they were beaten twice by almost identical pitch mixes.
With nothing to add to his arsenal, it will be interesting to see if SSG’s batters can find a way to capitalize against the same dumpster fire.