Pro baseball LG Twins chased SSG Landers by half a game with 3 straight wins, while Lotte Giants, which had been sluggish with 3 wins and 7 losses in the last 10 games, lost to Hanwha Eagles at home and fell back to 4th place.
LG (36 wins, 2 draws, 23 losses, odds ratio 0.610) won 3-2 in the home game against Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 14th, and SSG (36 wins, 1 draw, 22 losses, 0.621) and formed a two-river composition.
NC Dinos (32 wins, 25 losses, 0.561) moved up to 3rd place, 3 games behind LG, followed by Lotte (31 wins, 25 losses, 0.554) in 4th place, and Doosan Bears (29 wins, 1 draw, 27 losses, 0.518) in 5th place. They are ahead of the 6th place KIA Tigers (25-30, 0.455) by 3.5 games.
7th place Kiwoom Heroes (27 wins, 1 draw, 34 losses, 0.443) is on a 4-game winning streak and is aiming for a mid-level jump, 8th place Samsung Lions (25 wins, 33 losses, 0.431), 9th place kt wiz (23 wins, 2 draws, 33 losses, 0.411 ), and Hanwha in 10th place (22 wins, 2 draws, 34 losses, 0.393) are hovering in the lower ranks.
At the beginning of the game, Samsung was ahead.
Samsung took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 3rd inning when Jose Pirella hit a double from the left field on 2nd and 3rd base with 2 outs made with 2 sand balls.
However, LG launched a counterattack immediately after the airlift shift.
Lee Jae-won made up for a heavy hit, and Shin Min-jae made up for one point by hitting a right-handed hit by Hong Chang-ki in an opportunity with a safe 1st and 2nd base obtained by fielder selection.
After one out, LG tied the score 2-2 with Kim Hyun-soo’s heavy hit, and Samsung second baseman Kim Ji-chan, who started a double play when Austin Dean grounded in the infield, took advantage of a bad throw to first base to turn the game around to 3-2.
LG was on the verge of having the bases loaded with one run as Ham Deok-joo faltered in the top of the ninth inning, but right-handed pitcher Baek Seung-hyeon made a relief mound, striking out Kang Min-ho and ending the game with a straight hit from shortstop Kim Dong-yeop.
Baek Seung-hyun made the first save of his personal career.
Samsung Buchanan fought hard with 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 7 innings, but he became a losing pitcher due to defensive errors and silence on the other line.
■ Hanwha, Roh Si-hwan No. 11 Moon Hyun-bin’s debut home run… In his fourth year, Han Seung-ju
defeated the third-place Lotte Giants 8-4 in his first win in Busan, where Hanwha was in last place.
From the beginning, Hanwha pushed Lotte starter Dan Strayley.
Hanwha took the first run in the first inning with 2 RBIs from Chae Eun-seong on 2nd and 3rd base, and Kim In-hwan and Kim Tae-yeon continued to lead 3-0.
In the second inning, Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run home run into the left-middle outfield stand.
In the top of the 6th inning, Jung Eun-won, who went on base with a walk, added 1 point by advancing one base with a wild throw and a balk.
At the end of the 6th inning, Lotte made up for the 4 runs by tying up 3 hits and 2 walks, including Noh Jin-hyeok’s double, but couldn’t chase it anymore.
Hanwha’s second pitcher, Han Seung-ju, blocked 3⅓ innings with one hit and no runs, reporting his first win in four years of his debut.
■ Park Byeong-ho’s grand slam home run kt walks away from self-destructing SSG and escapes 3 consecutive losses
KT wiz defeats the leader SSG Landers and escapes 3 consecutive losses.
In an away game against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 14th, kt won a great 14-4 victory with 12 hits and 11 walks.
9th place kt, which broke the chain of three consecutive losses, chased the Samsung Lions, who were pushed back to 8th place, by one game.
On this day, SSG starter Park Jong-Hoon had a serious difficulty in finding the ball, and the game was decided at the beginning of the game.
In the beginning of the first inning, while Park Jong-hoon was unable to throw a strike properly, kt got three walks and took the chance to secure the bases safely, then Park Byung-ho hit a grand home run that went over the right fence to lead 4-0.
It was Park Byung-ho’s 6th home run of the season and his 8th grand slam in his career.
SSG made up for one point with Guillermo Heredia’s timely hit at the end of the first inning.
However, kt took a 5-1 lead with Kim Sang-soo’s hit to the left at the top of the second inning with two outs on second base.
In the continued attack, kt, who continued to have a chance to load bases with two walks, escaped 8-1 at once with Jang Seong-woo sweeping a double in mid-month.
SSG Kang Jin-seong hit a two-run home run at the end of the 6th inning, and Choi Joo-hwan hit a solo home run at the end of the 7th inning when the score was 3-11.
However, after kt added two runs in the top of the 8th inning, Anthony Alford hit a left-handed solo home run in the top of the 9th inning to seal the score.
Park Jong-hoon gave up 8 runs with 5 hits and 6 walks in 3 innings and was demolished.
■ 4 consecutive wins Kiwoom, upper-middle ranks Hoshitamtam… Choi Won-tae, 7 innings, 1 run
Kiwoom Heroes beat the KIA Tigers 2-1 at the Gocheok Dome home game.
Kiwoom, who won 4 consecutive wins, moved up one step to 7th place, and KIA, 6th place, fell into 3 consecutive losses.
Kiwoom raised its win rate to 8 wins and 10 losses in a total of 18 games this season by 1 point.
It means that I had to put in a lot of concentration and stamina, and the result was 7 wins and 10 losses, and there were more disappointing defeats than thrilling victories.
In the beginning of the 3rd inning, Kim Gyu-seong and Choi Won-joon hit 1 out 1 and 3, and when Socrates Brito grounded in the infield, the runner on 3rd base scored home and took a 1-0 lead.
After one out in the bottom of the 4th inning, Kiwoom Lee Jeong-hoo hit a triple in the middle left and Addison Russell called in a heavy hit to make it 1-1.먹튀검증
In the 6th inning, Kim Hye-sung hit a triple in the middle right corner, and Lee Jung-hoo scored on a sacrifice fly to turn the score over to 2-1.
KIA left a regret at the beginning of the 9th inning because it could not score points from 1st and 2nd base.
Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae fought well with 8 sporadic hits and 1 run until the 7th inning.