The LG Twins have a hole in their starting rotation.

The LG Twins have a hole in their starting rotation.

Pitcher Lim Chan-kyu was removed from the first team roster due to a lingering back injury. With Lim’s sudden removal from the roster, Lee Faith (23), who hasn’t pitched a game for the first team since joining the organization, will make his professional debut as a starting pitcher.

“Lim Chan-kyu, who was scheduled to start tomorrow (April 4 against Kiwoom), felt discomfort in his back during pitching training yesterday and is scheduled for a medical examination,” LG said on Wednesday. On the afternoon of the 3rd, Lim underwent a medical checkup, and LG said, “As a result of the medical examination, Lim was canceled today to rest and stabilize his back for recovery.”

Lim was originally scheduled to start the home game against the Kiwoom Heroes on April 4 in Jamsil. However, 스포츠토토 he felt discomfort in his back while pitching training for his start on the 2nd and canceled his start on the 4th. Lee will be the starting pitcher on Thursday.

It’s bad news for LG, which is 9-1 in its last 10 games.

Even if Lim Chan-kyu returns to the first team in 10 days, the team will still need to make two substitute starts. LG has been revitalized of late as foreign pitchers Kelly and Enns, who had been struggling together, have combined for two consecutive quality starts. The starters have now won eight of their last 10 games.

Last year, Lim went 14-3 with a 3.42 ERA, the most wins among Korean pitchers in the league. After winning the Korean Series, Lim was eligible for free agency and signed a four-year, $5 billion contract with LG.

Lim struggled early in the season, but regained his form from last year in May. By the end of April, he was 3-1 with a 6.39 ERA in seven games without a win. In May, he went 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA in five games with a changeup as his primary weapon.

He earned his first win of the season on May 17 with a 5⅓-inning, one-run victory over KT, followed by a 5⅓-inning, four-run win over Hanwha on May 23 and a seven-inning, two-run win over SSG on May 29.

It’s unfortunate that he’ll be sidelined for at least 10 days with a sudden back muscle soreness.

In his absence, Im will be replaced by Lee Bi-deum, 토토사이트 추천 who will serve as a temporary starter. Lee joined LG in the fourth round (37th overall) of the second round of the 2021 Korean Rookie Draft. He does not have a first-team record yet.

He appeared in five games (18.1 innings) in the Futures League this year, posting a 1-1 record with a 5.40 ERA. His most recent appearance was on March 25, when he allowed seven runs in five innings against Goyang in the second team.

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