The professional baseball LG Twins have established a ‘first round’ composition system.
With Kim Hyun-soo’s final two-run four at the end of the 8th inning, LG defeated Kiwoom Heroes, the lowest ranked player, and took the first place solo.
On the other hand,안전놀이터 SSG Landers, who faced LG in the second half in the second half, lost 4-5 in a home game against the Samsung Lions, with Seo Jin-yong, the top saver, collapsing.
SSG, which has been sluggish with 4 wins and 6 losses in the last 10 games, is 6 games away from 1st place LG, and is rather being chased by 3rd place NC Dinos and kt wiz by 3 games.
In the lower ranks, the sluggishness of the Hanwha Eagles is deepening.
Hanwha lost to Doosan Bears on the 11th and fell into a five-game losing streak. Hanwha lost only 1 win (1 win, 1 draw, 8 losses) in the last 10 games, losing 8th place to Samsung and falling to 9th place.
■ LG Kim Hyun-soo, 8th inning final two-run four…
LG won 5-3 in a home game against Shinhan Bank 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 11th .
LG, who had won 3 consecutive wins, widened the gap to 2nd place SSG Landers, who were beaten by the Samsung Lions, to 6 games.
The match was tight. LG starter Casey Kelly and Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young showed a pitcher battle with no runs until the 4th inning.
The balance was broken in the 5th inning. In the bottom of the 5th inning, LG scored the first run with lead batter Moon Bo-gyeong hitting a solo home run.
Afterwards, Park Dong-won’s left field double and Kim Min-sung’s sacrifice bunt created a chance for one out and third base, and Park Dong-won stepped home when Park Hae-min grounded the infield.
LG ran away 3-0 with a timely double hit by Moon Seong-joo to the right side of the right fielder.
LG allowed a 3-3 tie at the beginning of the 6th inning due to Kelly’s inability to control the ball, but scored the winning run in the attack at the end of the 8th inning.
In the opportunity for 1st out and 2nd base, Kim Hyun-soo fired a two-run gun over the right fence against Moon Seong-hyun of the opposing team.
LG, who had the chance to win, put Ko Woo-seok in the 9th inning to finish the game as it was.
Kim Hyun-soo led the victory with 1 hit in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 RBIs and 1 run.
Ko Woo-seok, who recorded his 10th save of the season, became the 6th player to record double-digit saves for 5 consecutive seasons.
■ Samsung, ‘save 1st place’ Jin-yong Seo knocks down SSG and jumps to 8th place
SSG, on the other hand, lost 4-5 in a home game against Samsung held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon as ‘#1 save’ Jin-yong Seo collapsed.
Samsung, which had two consecutive victories, moved up to 8th place, ahead of Hanwha Eagles in winning percentage.
Samsung led 4-2 until the 7th inning with ace David Buchanan who threw 127 pitches, but allowed a tie at the end of the 8th inning defense.
Even after pouring out 4 bullpens, they allowed 2 runs and became 4-4.
However, Samsung scored a thrilling finish against Seo Jin-yong in the last attack in the top of the 9th inning.
Kang Han-wool, Oh Jae-il’s consecutive hits, and Lee Jae-hyun’s walk resulted in a one-out run, and when Kim Hyun-jun’s shortstop grounded, third base runner Kim Dong-jin stepped on the home run and scored the winning run.
It was a double play course, but Kim Hyun-joon stepped on first base using his quick feet and scored.
Samsung ended the game with Oh Seung-hwan in the ninth inning.
Doosan defeated Hanwha with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 walk, 4 RBIs and 2 runs, including a home run by Heo Kyung-min, and secured 5th place. [yunhap news]
■ Doosan 3 times 5 points big innings… Heo Gyeong-min, 2 hits, 4 RBIs, including a home run, placed
5th. The Doosan Bears won a sweeping 11-4 victory over Hanwha at Daejeon Hanwha Eagles Park.
Doosan seized the victory early by leading the attack into a big inning in the top of the 3rd inning with a 2-0 lead.
Taking advantage of opponent starter Han Seung-hyuk’s pitch, Kim Jae-ho and Jose Rojas’ consecutive hits and Yang Seok-hwan’s straight walk took the chance to get the bases full, and Kim Jae-hwan got a walk to push away from the changed pitcher Lee Tae-yang.
Afterwards, the opponent’s mistake and Heo Kyung-min’s sweeping double at the right time in the left center scored 4 points and took a 7-0 lead at once.
Doosan, who continued to score in the 4th and 5th innings, ended the game without any crisis.
Heo Kyung-min led the batting line with 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats, including a home run.
Lotte starter Wilkerson had 2 consecutive scoreless streaks with 6 hits, 6 hits and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. [yunhap news]
■ 7th place Lotte wins 6th place KIA with Wilkerson… Pursuit by 1,5 games
The Lotte Giants beat the KIA Tigers 7-1 in the home game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan, thanks to Aaron Wilkerson, who went scoreless in two consecutive matches.
7th place Lotte succeeded in chasing 6th place KIA by 1.5 games.
Lotte made it 2-0 with Ahn Chi-hong’s solo home run at the end of the first inning and Jung Hoon’s solo home run at the end of the second inning.
At the end of the 5th inning, An Chi-hong scored an additional point with a hit to the left center from 1 out 1 base, and ran away to 5-0 by adding two points in the attack at the end of the 6th inning.
Lotte gave up a point in defense in the top of the 7th inning when Wilkerson went down, making it 5-1, but in the bottom of the 8th inning, Noh Jin-hyeok’s sacrifice hit and Son Seong-bin’s timely hit added 2 points and took the win.
Wilkerson, who led the ‘team no-hit, no-run’ with 7 innings and no runs against SSG Landers on the 6th, continued his good fight with 6 hits, 6 hits, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings in the game that he took the mound after a break on the 4th.
Catcher Son Seong-bin, who led Wilkerson, made a big success at bat with 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
NC Park Gun-woo played an active role with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 point. [yunhap news]
■ NC, Kun-Woo Park, 3 hits, 2 RBIs… Return to 3rd after defeating kt
At KT Wiz Park in Suwon, NC Dinos defeated kt wiz 7-3.
NC tied the score with kt and regained the 3rd place by leading the odds. In addition, he also broke 6 consecutive losses against kt.
KT, which was on a rapid rise, put an end to its 3-game winning streak and took a breather.
NC terrifyingly drove Wes Benjamin, a foreign pitcher from the opposing team, in the first inning.
Son Ah-seop, Park Kun-woo, and Jason Martin’s hits in the shower took the opportunity to load the bases with one out, then Kwon Hee-dong and Yoon Hyeong-jun hit the right time.
In the 2nd and 4th attacks, NC ran away to 5-0 with Park Gun-woo hitting timely hits in succession.
NC, who widened the score gap, left no room for a reversal by putting in all of the victory groups from the 6th inning.
Park Kun-woo went 5 at-bats with 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run, while Martin played an active role with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats, including a home run.