SSG Landers sprinted for 4 consecutive wins and reclaimed the lead alone.
SSG won 9-7 against Kiwoom Heroes at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd.
SSG (12 wins and 6 losses), which swept all 3 consecutive matches on the weekend with Kiwoom and won 4 consecutive wins, pushed the LG Twins (13 wins and 7 losses) and rose to first place alone.
7th place Kiwoom (8 wins and 11 losses) fell into a three-game losing streak.
SSG Choi Jeong-eun was active with 2 hits and 4 RBIs in 2 at-bats including a home run, and Choi Joo-hwan showed off his presence with a pinch hit home run.
SSG took the lead in the 3rd inning with Kim Kang-min’s walk and Choi Ji-hoon’s double, and Choi Jeong’s home run from the 2nd and 3rd bases. Choi Jeong-eun attacked Kiwoom starter Lee Seung-ho’s fastball and drew a preemptive three-run arch (Season 2).
Kiwoom caught up with a one-point lead in the beginning of the 4th inning with Kim Tae-jin’s timely hit and Lee Ji-young’s ground ball, but SSG ran away again with Choi Jeong’s timely hit at the end of the 4th inning. Choi Jeong-eun struck a timely hit to the left in the 2nd, 1st and 2nd bases.
Both teams traded 2 runs each in the 7th inning.
When Kiwoom scored two runs in the beginning of the 7th inning due to SSG’s mistake and Kim Hui-jip’s timely hit, SSG responded with a home run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Pinch hitter Joo-Hwan Choi, who appeared in 2nd out and 1st base, ran away 6-4 with an excellent two run gun (Season No. 3). Choi Ju-hwan’s pinch hit home run is the 6th in his personal career.
Kiwoom was persistent. In the top of the 8th inning, with 2 outs loaded with 1 hit and 2 walks, Edison Russell hit 2 RBIs and a right-handed hit to finally tie the game at 6-6.
However, the SSG lineup, which did not cool down, immediately scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and regained the lead.
Leader Kang-Min Kim opened the game with a hit in the middle left, Choi Ji-Hoon’s sacrifice bunt, and Choi Jeong’s intentional 4th ball connected the chances. Guillermo Heredia’s timely left-handed hit and Oh Tae-gon’s two RBI hits in the first and second base with one company widened the gap to 9-6.
In the beginning of the 9th inning, Kiwoom scored another point with Jeon Byeong-woo’s timely hit in the middle left, but it was not enough to overturn the game.
SSG’s fifth pitcher, Choi Min-joon, managed to get a lucky win despite allowing 2 runs in 1 inning. It’s the 3rd win of the season.
Kim Jae-woong recorded his first loss of the season with 3 runs in ⅓ innings.
In Changwon, the Lotte Giants showed a flipping show in the ninth inning and won 5-3 against the NC Dinos.
Lotte, who ran 4 consecutive wins, kept 4th place (10 wins and 8 losses).
Choi Yi-joon, who came on as the team’s third pitcher, pitched one scoreless inning to report his first win since his 2018 professional debut.
NC starter Lee Yong-jun threw a perfect pitch without getting a single hit in 6 innings, walking 3 and striking out 5, but the team’s come-from-behind defeat faded.
5th place NC (10-10) fell into a 5-game losing streak.
NC scored the first run in the second inning with Do Tae-hun’s horseman’s home run, and added a point with Park Kun-woo’s timely double in the third inning. In the 6th episode, Sungwook Kim’s solo arch (Season 2) widened the gap to 3-0.
The Lotte batting line, which failed to attack the NC mound and only scored two hits until the 8th inning, exploded when it met opponent finisher Lee Yong-chan in the top of the 9th inning.
Hwang Sung-bin, Ahn Chi-hong, and Jack Rex made three consecutive hits to secure the bases safely, and Noh Jin-hyuk scored the first run with a push-off walk.
He even followed the luck of the Lotte batting line.
In the continued safe and full bases, pinch hitter Jeon Jun-woo’s infield hit was refracted after being hit by the third baseman. Shortstop Kim Joo-won hurriedly caught the ball and threw it to first base, but the throw completely missed. In the meantime, the runners on second and third all homed, and the score was tied 3-3.
Riding the flow, Lotte succeeded in reversing 4-3 with Yoon Dong-hee’s push walk in the 2nd full base remade with Jung-hoon’s intentional 4-pitch. Hwang Seong-bin added one more point with a timely hit during the middle match and brought the victory.
Lee Yong-chan, who failed to keep a 3-point lead, suffered his first loss of the season with 5 runs in 1 inning.
In Gwangju, the KIA Tigers beat the Samsung Lions 5-3.
Following three consecutive victories, KIA moved up one notch to 8th place (7 wins and 10 losses). Samsung (7-12), unable to stop its 4-game losing streak, fell to 9th place.
KIA’s ‘fixer’ Choi Hyung-woo shone. Choi Hyung-woo took the lead in the victory with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
In the bottom of the first inning, trailing 0-1, Choi Hyung-woo, who appeared on second base with two outs, hit Samsung starter Baek Jung-hyeon with an RBI double that landed in front of the left-middle fence.
Choi Hyung-woo, who hit 464 doubles before the match and tied Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop, set a new record in this category with his 465th double.
Hyung-Woo Choi came out as the leading batter in the 7th inning with a narrow lead of 4-3 and hit a 1-run homer (season 3) over the middle fence to seal the game.
KIA starter Sean Anderson harvested his 2nd win (2nd loss) of the season with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6⅓ innings.
Baek Jung-hyun failed to avoid 3 losses (1 win) of the season with 7 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 4 innings.
In Daejeon, the lowest ranked Hanwha Eagles beat the LG Twins 7-6.
Hanwha, who broke a three-game losing streak, took the 6th win (1 draw and 12 losses) of the season. LG, whose 5 consecutive wins were canceled, was pushed to second place without a ride to SSG. 메이저사이트
At the end of the second inning, Jeong Eun-won, Park Sang-eon, and Oh Seon-jin’s consecutive timely hits led Hanwha to a 4-0 lead, allowing 1 point in the 3rd inning, 2 points in the 5th, and 1 point in the 6th inning to tie the game.
In the beginning of the 8th inning, he was reversed due to a catcher’s mistake in a crisis with one company loaded with 3 walks, and a timely hit was hit by Hong Chang-gi, giving the flow to 4-6.
However, Hanwha showed concentration in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong filled the base with consecutive hits and opponent errors. With no bases loaded, the balance was rebalanced by Euro-gyeol and Jeong Eun-won’s consecutive timely hits. In the following run with bases loaded, Oh Seon-jin’s center fielder’s sacrifice fly reversed the score to 7-6.
Hanwha Park Sang-won, who took the mound with one out and bases loaded in the top of the 8th inning, was named the winning pitcher with 1⅔ scoreless innings.
LG Jung Woo-young, who did not catch any out count and allowed 3 runs (2 earned), took the 3rd loss of the season.
In Jamsil, Doosan Bears and KT Wiz drew 1-1 after 12 overtime battles.
3rd place Doosan, who was aiming to sweep the first 3 games in a row this year, won the first draw of the season instead of winning, recording 11 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses.
The draw of 6th place KT (7 wins, 2 draws, 8 losses) is the second this season.