On the 23rd and 25th, the LG Twins and SSG Landers’ three-game Incheon match drew a lot of attention with a tie for first place. As it is a big match that will determine the game at the beginning of the season, more than 12,000 fans visited the stadium for two consecutive days on the 23rd and 24th, even though it was a weekday game.
The first game on the 23rd ended with LG winning 9-1. With a 1-1 match, Kim Min-seong’s one-hit home run in the top of the 4th inning turned the game into a slant early. LG rose to the sole lead.
SSG, who suffered a blow, needed a victory on the 24th to prevent the gap from widening to two games. The skills of the new foreign pitcher Roennis Elias, who made his debut that day, were hidden in a veil, but considering that the LG starter was Lee Ji-gang, who did not have much experience, the odds were good enough.
While Elias gave up only one walk in the first inning and cleaned up relatively cleanly, the SSG hitters showed their concentration from the beginning of the bottom of the first inning. After one out, Choi Ji-hoon went on base with a right-handed hit, and LG infielders made mistakes one after another.
Park Seong-han, who entered the plate with 2 outs and bases loaded, became the hero of the day. Lee Ji-gang’s second pitch, 146 km/h, was hit and connected to a grand slam (season 3) that slightly crossed the right wall. He, who left regret with 8 hits in 36 at-bats (0.222 batting average) in scoring position this season, produced the best result that could not be better than this. After confirming his hit, Park Seong-han clenched his fists and was delighted. It was also his first slam home run since his professional debut.
In a situation where Elias continued to pitch uneasy and was chased by 4-3, Joo-Hwan Choi came out as a solver. As the lead batter at the end of the 4th inning, Lee Ji-gang hit a 141km/h fastball on the 5th pitch and drew a superior solo arch (Season 8). It was a one-shot that gave the team a two-point lead while recovering their long-running power with home runs in consecutive games from the previous day. It was a moment when SSG’s unique baseball, which put power first after a long time, shone.
The process after that was not easy. From the 5th to the 9th inning, he faced a crisis by sending runners in scoring position continuously. However, Hyo-Jun Koh, Min-Jun Choi, Kyung-Eun Noh, and Jin-Yong Seo’s bullpen held on for 4 innings without conceding a run and kept the team’s 5-3 victory. Elias, who scored 3 runs in 5 innings, tasted the joy of becoming a winning pitcher in his KBO league debut. LG got 9 hits and 10 pitches (SSG 5 hits and 3 pitches), but failed to score each time, ending its 5-game winning streak.
SSG and LG,메이저사이트 who recorded 27 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses side by side, took the lead again in one day. In the last game of the three-game series this week, which will take place at the same place on the 25th, a real sword fight will be held again. SSG pitches Song Young-jin and LG pitches Casey Kelly.