Park Dong-won and Lee Jae-won of the LG Twins’ bottom line armed with long hitting power exploded together. It wasn’t a home run, but it gave the team a winning series with consecutive timely hits that destroyed the opponent’s ace.
In the home game against KT Wiz of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium on the 18th, LG won 9-5 with the performance of Park Dong-won and Lee Jae-won, who jointly scored 4 RBIs with reverse speed at the end of the 5th inning. LG, who won 4 consecutive winning series (based on 3 consecutive games), maintained the 1st place in May win rate (0.750, 9 wins and 3 losses).
In the starting fight, KT, with its ace Ko Young-pyo, seemed to have an advantage, but the two teams clashed fiercely, exchanging points until the beginning of the 4th inning. It was at the bottom of the 5th inning that LG seized the victory, trailing 2-3. LG broke the trend by scoring a large number of 6 points in just a few minutes as a batter.
Leading hitter Park Hae-min, who reached base with a left-handed hit, ran to third base when the next hitter, Kim Hyun-soo, hit right-handed. When the opponent’s relay play was loosely developed, they dug into the home and tied the score 3-3.
LG continued its chances with Oh Ji-hwan’s double and 1 out and 2nd and 3rd base. KT sent Moon Bo-gyeong to an automatic intentional 4th ball and launched a full base operation. The follow-up hitter was Park Dong-won, who had the first place in home runs, but was weak against Koh Young-pyo. In the previous two at-bats, they all retreated with a hit.메이저사이트
In a situation where his pride could be hurt, Park Dong-won increased his concentration. He sent the ball to center field with a strong swing. The KT center fielder moved to the left according to the defensive shift. The batted ball fell to the right of the center fielder, and in the meantime, all three runners stepped on the home base, and LG reversed the charter to 6-3.
LG continued to bully Ko Young-pyo. Lee Jae-won stepped up from the 1st and 2nd base that followed. Park Dong-won was called home with a timely hit to the left center that exceeded the shortstop’s height. LG ran away to 8-3 thanks to Park Hae-min’s rightful hit from the 2nd 1st and 2nd basemen. KT eventually got Koh Young-pyo off the mound.
LG made a bet on replacing starter Lee Ji-gang at first base in the top of the 4th inning. While struggling with pitching, the number of pitches (89) was high. LG mobilized all of its bullpen resources. Third pitcher Kim Jin-seong, who took the mound in the top of the 5th inning and was responsible for 3 outcounts, earned his first win (1 loss) of the season thanks to the support of others.