The winner of the fierce battle was SSG. LG, who played a frustrating game, released a single leading title in one day.안전놀이터
SSG won 5-3 after defending Sung-Han Park’s home run in the first inning and Joo-Hwan Choi’s solo home run in the fourth inning against LG in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th. SSG (27 wins, 15 losses, 1 draw), who took revenge for the loss the previous day, took the lead with LG (27 wins, 15 losses, 1 draw).
SSG starter Loenis Elias, who made his debut in the KBO League that day, struggled with 5 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings, but ended up winning his first victory in the KBO League. Choi Min-joon and Roh Kyung-eun prevented the opponent from pursuing and defended the bullpen in a fierce battle, while closer Seo Jin-yong made a save. In the other lineup, Park Seong-han scored 4 RBIs with a full run, and Choi Joo-hwan scored a solo shot.
On the other hand, LG’s starter Lee Ji-gang did not receive any defensive help, leaving 5 runs (1 earned run) in 3⅔ innings. The bullpen held up well, but the batting line had too many left bases. Kim Min-sung had 2 hits and 1 RBI, and Lee Jae-won had a two-run four, but he was unable to use his strength in scoring chances.
At the beginning, SSG felt good. In the first inning, LG took advantage of a mistake and scored 4 points. After a run, Choi Ji-hoon hit and got on base, and Moon Bo-gyeong fumbled Choi Jeong’s ground ball from third base once, and both batter and runner survived. Following this, Heredia’s first base grounder was also not handled properly by Austin, making the bases full with one out.
Choi Joo-hwan retreated with a floating ball in left field, but Park Seong-han pulled Lee Ji-gang’s ball high and pulled it up to make a superior home run. It was Park Seong-han’s first personal home run.
LG also fought back. After two outs in the second inning, Kim Min-seong chose to walk, and Lee Jae-won hit a two-run homer against Elias. Although the launch angle was over 40 degrees, Lee Jae-won’s power was enough to send it flying 118m.
After one out in the 4th inning, LG created a chance with Oh Ji-hwan’s walk and Moon Bo-gyeong’s heavy hit, and Kim Min-seong made up for one point with a timely hit to the left. However, Moon Bo-gyeong, the runner on first base, fell once between second and third base, and eventually ran to third base and was out, and the atmosphere was cut off. SSG then led 4-3, and in the 4th inning, Joo-Hwan Choi hit a solo home run in the middle right and added 1 run.
At a score of 5-3, both teams barely scored. LG made 1st and 2nd bases with 1st out and 1st out with Moon Seong-joo and Kim Hyeon-soo making consecutive right-handed hits after 1 out in the 5th inning. However, Austin missed the chance to chase by hitting a double hit to the third baseman.
LG’s frustrating flow continued. In the 6th inning, Oh Ji-Hwan’s left-handed hit and Moon Bo-Kyung’s walk gave him a chance to secure 1st and 2nd base. Kim Min-seong made a sacrifice bunt with 1 run and 2nd and 3rd base, but Hong Chang-gi struck out and Park Dong-won stayed on the shortstop ground ball, and the opportunity was ruined.
In SSG, in the 6th inning, Heredia and Joo-Hwan Choi went on base with consecutive walks, but the follow-up hit failed, so the score was canceled. In LG, Sung-Joo Moon and Austin Oh Ji-Hwan walked in the 7th inning, putting 2 outs and putting pressure on the SSG mound, but Bo-Kyung Moon stopped with a ground ball from 1st base. couldn’t catch up SSG also failed to take advantage of the opportunity, so the score continued to 5-3 until the 8th inning.
LG took the lead in the 9th inning with a walk to the base and tried for the last chance, but the follow-up hit was not supported until the end and eventually had to admit defeat.