It was a breathtaking pitching battle between the aces representing both teams. The match was decided only at the last minute.
The Lotte Giants won the 7th game against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on the 23rd with Park Seung-wook’s timely hit in the top of the 9th inning and won 2-1. With this, Lotte escaped the shock of the previous KT Wiz series sweep. While LG took comfort in Kelly’s good pitching, it was regrettable that Lotte Hwang Seong-bin was given the right to advance in the top of the 8th inning.
A head-to-head confrontation between ‘Ace of glasses’ Park Se-woong and ‘Ace of long hair’ Kelly. It was a head-to-head match between the leading pitchers representing both teams.
The situation was equally desperate. Park Se-woong was burdened by repeated losing streaks. Kelly had a sense of duty to overcome the situation where the fatigue of the bullpen increased as LG played two games in a row earlier.
In terms of momentum, Park Se-woong was at the top. Park Se-woong threw only 63 pitches until the end of the 6th inning, and tied the LG lineup with only 1 hit without four balls.
Episodes 1 and 2 ended with a triple-trial. The only hit allowed to Moon Seong-ju in the 3rd inning was the only one on base, but catcher Yoo Kang-nam prevented Moon Seong-joo from stealing second base. Episodes 4, 5, and 6 were a series of triplets. As a central player of Lotte, his leadership was also outstanding, welcoming the incoming beasts in front of the dugout at the end of every inning and enhancing the atmosphere.
Kelly also allowed 4 hits until the bottom of the 6th inning, but all of them were sporadic. Without a great sense of crisis, he cut off the number of pitches to 82 until the 6th inning and continued the march of 0.
The 1st time is a tripartite offense. In the 2nd and 3rd innings, he gave hits to An Chi-hong and Kim Min-seok after one out, but he cut off the follow-up hits well. In the 4th and 6th innings, Ahn Chi-hong and Rex hit one by one after two shots, but it was still far from the score.
Lotte gave LG an early lead. At the end of the 7th inning, Park Se-woong hit lead batter Hong Chang-ki to the left, and after a run, gave a heavy hit to Kim Hyun-soo토토사이트, facing the first crisis of the day with 1 out and 1st and 3rd base.
When Austin grounded second base, the Lotte infielder’s double play connection was a little late. Austin sprinted to first base and made a safe with a short shot.
I went through video reading, but the centrifugal was maintained because it was so same time. When safe was declared, Austin roared hotly.
However, Lotte immediately succeeded in counterattacking. The details of the changed Lotte stood out.
In the top of the 8th inning, lead hitter Yoo Kang-nam got on base with a hit, and lead runner Hwang Seong-bin was put in. The next hitter, Kim Min-seok, had a neat bunt.
At this time, Hwang Seong-bin, who was running second base, collided with LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan. Lotte coach Larry Sutton immediately went to the ground and appealed for obstruction of base running.
Rather than Oh Ji-hwan blocking Ju-ro, it was more like a collision. However, Seongbin Hwang saw that third base was empty and was about to run. The referee judged that Hwang Seong-bin would be safe at third base if there had been no collision, and acknowledged the right to advance. This time, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop kicked out the dugout and came out, but the decision did not change.
Lotte tied the score 1-1 with Ko Seung-min’s sacrifice fly from the 1st and 3rd bases. Kelly played his part with 1 run in 8 innings, pitching 113 pitches with a maximum 151km fastball up to the 8th inning. Park Se-woong finished the 8 innings with only 92 pitches, even in the 8th inning.
At the beginning of the 9th inning, LG put in Ko Woo-seok, but Ko Woo-seok gave a walk to lead batter Jeon Jun-woo. It was the first four-footed ball played by both teams on the day. An Chi-Hong’s hit that followed led to 1st and 3rd bases safely.
Go Woo-seok struck out Lee Hak-joo, but allowed Park Seung-wook to hit a RBI double in the left field. It was the one shot that made the difference between winning and losing. Go Woo-seok struck out Seong-bin Hwang and Min-seok Kim in a row, but swallowed regret.
Lotte won a valuable victory as closer Kim Won-joong closed the bottom of the 9th inning without conceding a run.