‘Oh Ji-hwan’s Ending Hit’ LG, overpowering SSG and reclaiming first place… Ahn Woo-jin and Peddy’s unbeaten pitching
The LG Twins took over the SSG Landers with Oh Ji-hwan’s finishing hit and recaptured the first place.
LG won 5-4 in a confrontation with SSG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 25th. LG recaptured the top spot with 14 wins and 7 losses. SSG is in second place with 12 wins and 7 losses.
A fierce battle ensued between the two teams. In the bottom of the third inning, LG took the lead with Park Hae-min’s one-run homer. Park Hae-min hit Moon Seung-won’s 145 km/h four-seam fastball and passed it over the right wall.
SSG turned around in the top of the 5th inning. With 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, Guillermo Heredia’s 2 RBI double hit. Then, Hanyu Island retreated with a floating ball in right field, but Heredia, who tagged up, stepped on the third base. However, a fatal mistake was made in the relay play of right fielder Moon Seong-joo, second baseman Seo Geon-chang, and catcher Park Dong-won. Park Dong-Won couldn’t catch the ball and the ball fell backwards. Meanwhile, Heredia came into the home.
LG immediately counterattacked. At the end of the 5th inning, with 1st and 2nd base unscathed, Hong Chang-ki’s 1 RBI hit came out in a timely manner. Then, Moon Seong-joo took the chance to get the base safely with an infield hit, and Oh Ji-hwan’s 2 RBI double hit the reverse.
SSG balanced the game with Heredia’s 1 RBI and a timely double in the 7th inning with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, but Oh Ji-hwan allowed a finishing hit in the bottom of the 9th inning with 1 out and 2nd base. LG took the first game of a three-game series.
At the match between Kiwoom Heroes and KT Wiz held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Kiwoom laughed.
Kiwoom starter An Woo-jin won his 2nd win (1 loss) of the season by fighting hard with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts in 7 innings without conceding. Kim Dong-hyuk (1 inning) and Kim Jae-woong (1 inning), who came up next, kept the victory.
At the end of the 5th inning, Kiwoom scored a point with Yong-gyu Lee’s timely hit that broke out in the situation of 1 company and 2nd base. Second base runner Lee Ji-young sprinted all the way to home. With this goal, Kiwoom won 1-0.
In the match between KIA Tigers and NC Dinos held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju, NC won 6-0 and took the lead. 안전놀이터
In the second inning situation with one out and bases loaded, NC took the lead by hitting the base with a ball that hit the body. In the top of the 6th inning, Park Min-woo’s 2 RBIs came out on time, and Cheon Jae-hwan got on base with a ball that hit his body and took the chance to load the bases with one out. Park Kun-woo, who came out next, also reached base with a ball that hit his body, and third base runner Park Se-hyuk scored. Son A-seop’s sacrifice fly even led to an RBI, adding 4 points. In the 7th inning, Park Se-hyeok’s 1 RBI hit at the right time broke out and sealed the game.
NC starter Eric Peddy won his third win (one loss) of the season by striking out three hits and striking out eight in seven innings.
The match between Busan Lotte Giants and Hanwha Eagles and Daegu Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears was canceled due to rain.