Self-destruction due to mistakes and loss of manners~ The LG Twins were even subjected to a single home steal in front of a full crowd of home fans, causing disgrace. The Doosan Bears were no different. As ordinary mistakes came out one after another, it fell into a 4-game losing streak for the first time in the season.
In the midst of this, a major upheaval occurred in the rankings, centering on the upper middle ranks. KIA Tigers, who had been pushed to the bottom at one time, moved up to 5th place with Doosan, who suffered 4 consecutive losses, with 4 exciting wins in a row. .
KIA beat LG 6-3 with Hwang Dae-in’s home run (#2) and Kim Kyu-sung’s surprise home steal that put a wedge in the game in the away match in Jamsil on the 29th. KIA, who was humiliated by staying at the bottom for five days after being pushed to 10th place, the bottom of the 15th, turned around with 5 consecutive wins and became tied for 5th place in just 10 days.
KIA starter Sean Anderson threw 112 balls up to the 6th inning, 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and no runs, blocking the LG lineup.
Outwardly, it was a complete victory based on the good pitching of the starters, Hwang Dae-in’s good fighting, and Kim Kyu-sung’s home steal, but in terms of content, LG’s self-destruction due to a mistake also played a part.
In the KIA, Ko Jong-wook, who went out with a left-handed hit in the top of the first inning, quickly ran to third base with a catcher’s bad throw to second base, and then LG pitcher Kang Hyo-jong’s balk easily took the lead, and in the second inning, Seo Kun-chang added one point due to an error. Hwang Dae-in hit a two-run homer that went over the left fence.
Moreover, LG captain and national team shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, after two outs in the bottom of the third inning, stepped into the at-bat with his junior Moon Seong-joo on first base and struck out on three pitches. When the bat did not break at once, he hit it on the ground again and broke it. Perhaps, when the fastball, which came in slightly higher from the body of KIA starter Anderson in the second pitch, was judged as a strike, it seemed to be dissatisfaction with this.
Jamsil Stadium was full of spectators that day. There were also many children. Despite these manners, the referee did not stop them at all. It must have been an ugly and ferocious appearance that did not suit the direction of the KBO, which calls for clean baseball. In addition, with the defeat, LG handed over the second place to the Lotte Giants, whose game was canceled due to rain, and was pushed back to third place.
The leading SSG defeated Doosan 10-4 in the Incheon home game and won two consecutive wins. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop suffered his first four consecutive losses since taking office and tied for fifth place with KIA, who won four consecutive wins.
For SSG, starter Oh Won-seok won 2 wins (1 loss) with 4 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings, and at the end of the 1st inning, Guillermo Heredia scored 3 RBIs, including 2 RBIs and a double, and Choi Joo-hwan went 5 at-bats, 3 hits and 2 RBIs. , Choi Jeong-i concentrated on 10 hits, including 1 hit and 2 RBIs, and showed concentration to score 10 points.
On the other hand, in Doosan, right fielder José Rojas caught Choi Joo-hwan’s ordinary fly ball in the first inning and dropped it, creating an excuse for a run, while in the bottom of the 5th inning, 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, Kang Seung-ho fumbled and missed Shin-soo Choo’s ground ball to the second baseman, and lost a run. The poor defense came out and led to defeat.
Doosan starter Choi Won-joon suffered his second loss of the season without a win, with 5 hits, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts and 6 runs (5 earned runs) in 4 innings while his pitching was unstable. It is a 6-game losing streak from Daegu Samsung on September 15 last year, and a 3-game losing streak against SSG.
In the match against Suwon KT Wiz, Lee Seong-gyu, who came on as a pinch hitter, made a 3-2, thrilling 1-point victory in the final, and ran for 4 consecutive victories. With this, Samsung recorded 11 wins and 12 losses, leaving only one win with a win rate of 50%, and kt lost 8 consecutive losses at home and fell into a swamp.
The starting match between kt Koh Young-pyo and Samsung Won Tae-in did not distinguish between superiority and inferiority as a national representative.
Ko Young-pyo gave up 2 runs in the beginning of the 1st inning, but threw 104 pitches until the 7th inning, with 9 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs.
Likewise, Won Tae-in also hit a home run to kt Kang Baek-ho in the 4th inning, but threw 113 balls in 7 innings and made his 2nd quality start of the season with 10 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs
. It was different in the bottom of the 7th and the beginning of the 8th.
First, kt seized the opportunity to go ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Kang Baek-ho came out as the solver in the 2nd out with the bases loaded, which was created by Cho Yong-ho’s walk after 2 outs and Anthony Alford’s and Park Byeong-ho’s two consecutive infield hits. In the fourth inning, trailing by 1-2, Kang Baek-ho hit a home run to tie the game, the fourth of the season, from Samsung starter Won Tae-in, which was enough to raise expectations. Kang Baek-ho’s one hit could have saved him from a seven-game losing streak.
However, Kang Baek-ho turned the bat with all his might, aiming for a 143 km fastball for the 5th pitch from Won Tae-in’s 2B2S, but ended up in vain as the first baseman grounded in vain.
Did you say it was a chance after a crisis?
Samsung, which passed the crisis, had an opportunity right away in the top of the 8th inning. Starting pitcher Koh Young-pyo stepped down and went to the bullpen against Son Dong-hyun, who scored a run. Lee Jae-hyun hit the pitcher and got a lucky infield hit that flowed toward the second baseman, followed by Kim Tae-goon’s body-hit ball, which gave him a chance to score on first and second base. Follow-up hitter Gong Min-kyu struck out, but Lee Seong-gyu, who acted as a pinch hitter for center fielder Kim Seong-yun, connected Son Dong-hyun’s 6-pitch fastball with a heavy hit, and Lee Jae-hyun, second base runner, scored and took a 3-2 lead.
Right-hander Lee Seung-hyun in the 8th inning, and left-hander Lee Seung-hyun in the 9th inning, Samsung kept the lead by one point. Won Tae-in became the winning pitcher and won his second win of the season, and left-hander Lee Seung-hyun won two saves.
NC beat the Hanwha Eagles 3-2, 1 point in the Daejeon away game, and escaped from 2 consecutive defeats and won 2 consecutive wins.
Starter Lee Yong-jun gave up only 1 hit in 5 innings and showed perfect pitching with no runs, earning his 2nd win of the season. .크크크벳
Hanwha starter Nam Ji-min suffered his fourth loss of the season with 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4 innings.
At the end of the 6th inning, where they were trailing 0-3, Hanwha made up for 1 point with Roh Si-hwan’s timely hit, and at the end of the 9th inning, had a chance to tie the score with 1st and 2nd base unharmed, but Jeong Eun-won only added 1 point with a double hit to the 2nd baseman. They lost by 1 point and fell into a 4-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, the resignation match between Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants, which was scheduled to be held that day, was canceled due to rain.