Lim Chang-min leads the rebuilding of the Kiwoom bullpen with an ERA of 0.00 as a closer

Senior pitcher Lim Chang-min (39) erased the concerns of the Kiwoom Heroes bullpen.

Lim Chang-min took the mound at the end of the 9th inning with his team leading 1-0 in the first leg of the 2023 KBO League KIA Tigers held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 13th, catching Kim Sun-bin, Byeon Woo-hyuk and Han Seung-taek. He kept the lead and made the save. Kiwoom won 3 consecutive victories in 47 days after the KT Wiz match on April 27th.먹튀검증

The bullpen, which has been cleared of anxiety elements and maintained, is adding great strength to Kiwoom’s rebound.

Since the beginning of last month, Kiwoom has used Kim Jae-woong, who was a finishing pitcher, as a joker to put into the match. At the time, because the offensive power of the other line was not good, it was rare to keep the lead until the 8th inning, and the coaching staff was concerned about the fact that the best pitcher in the team’s bullpen was only being put in save situations.

It is difficult to see this kind of position destruction as a standard. Kim Jae-woong also struggled from his first game when he tried this kind of operation. On May 9 against the LG Twins, he went to the mound at the end of the 8th inning with a 4-2 lead, but Park Dong-won hit a two-run home run. On the 27th of last month, he gave up 4 points against the Lotte Giants. The ups and downs are greater than when he was in charge of the closer.

It worked. Kim Jae-woong, who had distribution, kept the lead in the match and often saw a lot of momentum in close games. The picture the coaching staff wanted was created. The key was the performance of Lim Chang-min, who replaced Kim Jae-woong in the ninth episode. He is a pitcher who recorded 96 saves until last season, but it has been a long time since he has not played a closer job, and his durability is questionable due to his considerable age.

Lim Chang-min is firmly blocking the back door. On the 21st of last month, he made his first save after transferring in the game against KIA in Gwangju, and since then, he has continued to pitch 6 consecutive games without an earned run and added 4 saves. He completed three missions only in tough save situations.

In the meantime, Lim Chang-min also achieved 100 saves in his personal career. He is the 20th KBO League record and the oldest (37 years, 9 months, 10 days) to reach 100 saves.

For Kiwoom, Lee Jeong-hoo, the leading hitter, has a better sense of hitting and improved attack power, and the starting lineup guarded by An Woo-jin is also at a high level. The key was stabilizing the bullpen, and Lim Chang-min is leading the reconstruction by serving as a pillar.

On the 13th, Lim Chang-min donated 10 million won to a social welfare corporation (Hanlim Burn Foundation) to help burn patients. Since 2020, we have been continuously donating. He is a player who sets an example even off the field.

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