The LG Twins defeated SSG Landers, who tied for first place, and took first place alone.
In an away game against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd, LG won a great 9-1 victory with starter Lim Chan-kyu’s strong pitching, Kim Min-seong’s come-from-behind full run, and 6 innings and 1 run.
The two teams, who tied for first place with 26 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses, were divided. LG has 27 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses, and SSG has 26 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses. LG’s sole lead in 1 game car. After 26 days since April 27, it became the sole leader again.
It was a game that drew attention as a preview of the Korean series.
However, the two command towers did not attach much significance to the head-to-head confrontation. Because it’s May now. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Honestly, I’m nervous,” but “Rather than focusing on maintaining first place, starting at the beginning of the week is important because performance on a weekly basis comes out. If we catch a game on Tuesday, we will pay attention because the start is good, and the team tied for first place. It’s true that I’m a little more concerned about it because it sticks with me.”
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop did not put much meaning into it, saying, “My goal is to build at least as many multipliers within my cards as possible without overdoing it as much as possible.” With Lee Min-ho missing from the starting lineup and finisher Ko Woo-seok and setup man Lee Jeong-yong missing from the bullpen, LG expressed their intention that they would not care about competing for first place as it was still early in the season.
At the same time, he cautiously expressed his greed for victory, saying, “When the flow is good now, when you can win, you have to accumulate victories so that you can endure later when the flow is bad.”
In the beginning, SSG had a slight advantage. Oh Won-seok got every walk or hit, but SSG No. 5 Choi Ji-hoon fired a thunderbolt solo gun in the bottom of the 2nd inning while marching scoreless without a crisis, leading 1-0. Lim Chan-gyu also got a preemptive solo shot from Choi Joo-hwan at the end of the second inning, but he blocked it with one hit and one run until the third inning.
The tight game suddenly broke in the top of the 4th inning. Oh Won-seok, who was fighting hard, suddenly fell into hunting, and LG did not miss this opportunity. Leading third Kim Hyeon-soo went on base with a straight walk, followed by Austin and Oh Ji-hwan’s consecutive flies, resulting in two outs, and it seemed to end without incident. It wasn’t. It was a start. Moon Bo-gyeong’s hit to the left center in the 6th led to first and second bases, and Park Dong-won picked another straight walk to make the bases full.
Lee Jae-won calmly picked the ball in the unfavorable ball count of 1B2S. Oh Won-seok’s pitching waved again. Two balls that deviated greatly came in and got a full count. Lee Jae-won, who cut the fastball on the 6th pitch, watched as the 7th pitch fell low to the body, and it became a push-off walk. tied 1-1.
Then, with the 9th Min-Sung Kim, with the unfavorable ball count of 2S, he hit the change-up that fell low on the outside of the 3rd pitch and hit a come-from-behind grand slam that went over the left wall. 5-1 at once. Kim Min-seong also led the team to victory with a home run in the top of the 10th inning against SSG on September 25 last year. It was his fifth career slam home run.
LG, which brought the atmosphere, took the top spot alone by picking up additional points. In the 5th inning, Park Hae-min’s hit and stolen base followed by Moon Bo-kyung’s timely hit made it 6-1. widened to -1. In the top of the 8th inning, Park Hae-min added another point with a timely hit.
Park Hae-min went 5 at-bats with 3 hits and 1 RBI, Hong Chang-gi scored 4 at-bats with 2 hits, and Moon Bo-kyung showed a good sense of hitting with 2 hits in 5 at-bats and 1 RBI. Kim Min-seong recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats, and that 1 hit was a grand home run, sweeping 4 RBIs alone.
LG starter Lim Chan-gyu recorded a quality start without allowing additional runs until the 6th inning after hitting a home run by Choi Joo-hwan in the 2nd inning. Lim Chan-gyu, who successfully blocked the 4th and 5th innings with a tripartite, was hit in the right pelvis by Choi Ji-hoon’s batted ball after two deaths at the end of the 6th inning. The ball bounced toward the second baseman and became an infield hit. The startled trainer went to the mound, but Lim Chan-gyu expressed his intention to continue throwing, saying that it was okay. But soon after, he allowed Choi Jeong a hit to the left center, and faced a crisis with 2 out 1st and 3rd base. The battle with No. 4 Heredia. After a full count match, he ended the inning by inducing a swing with a changeup.먹튀검증
SSG seemed to be continuing a good trend with Choi Joo-hwan’s preemptive solo shot while Oh Won-seok pitched well in the beginning, but Oh Won-seok collapsed in the top of the 4th inning and the atmosphere broke down. Before the game, manager Kim hoped that the batting line would explode, but he could not properly deal with Lim Chan-gyu’s pitching based on his stable control. He gave up even an extra point and lost the momentum of the pursuit.