Switching teams didn’t make him weaker. LG’s Choi Won-tae was swept by Samsung.

Choi Won-tae, who turned heads with a 9.90 ERA in his youth, faced Samsung for the first time since his transfer. He started the game against Daegu on May 5 and was tagged for six runs (nine hits (one home run), one walk and four strikeouts) in five innings.

Taking the mound with the lead thanks to the firepower of his teammates, he gave up a run in the first inning on a triple by Kim Hyun-jun and a sacrifice fly by Kim Sung-yoon. He induced Koo Ja-ook and Kang Min-ho to strike out swinging and ground out to second base, respectively. He gave up an infield single to leadoff hitter Ryu Ji-hyuk in the second, but retired the next three batters.

In the top of the third, Kim Hyun-jun and Kim Sung-yoon singled, followed by a double by Koo Ja-ook. Kang Min-ho was hit by a pitch, and Ryu Ji-hyuk followed with a sacrifice fly to center field. Kim Tae-hoon grounded out to second base to end the inning.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Lee Jae-hyun battled through eight pitches before giving up a solo shot to left. Kim Dong-jin and Kim Hyun-jun were retired to end the threat.

In the fifth inning, Kim Sung-yoon and Koo Ja-rook singled to put runners on first and second with no outs. Kang Min-ho flied out to center field, but the runner from second, Kim Sung-yoon, was able to reach third. Ryu Ji-hyuk singled to right and stole second, bringing in the sixth run. After striking out Kim Tae-hoon, he induced Oh Jae-il to fly out to center field to end the inning.

Won-tae Choi gave way to Dong-hwan Choi in the sixth inning, trailing 3-6. He threw 77 pitches, 57 for strikes. He topped out at 147 mph and threw a mix of curveballs, two-seam fastballs, cut fastballs, and changeups.

LG lost 3-6 to Samsung to clinch the best-of-seven series. 메이저놀이터