The LG Twins gave SSG Kim Kwang-hyun his first big inning of the season. It was the first time Kim Kwang-hyun gave up five runs in an inning since the third inning of LG’s game on the 19th. The five runs were purely earned.
The LG Twins scored five runs in the top of the third inning of their 11th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 19. They overcame a 0-1 deficit against Kim Kwang-hyun to take the lead. The five hits came in the third inning alone.
After starter Lim Chan-kyu gave up a run in the bottom of the second, LG turned the tables in the very next at-bat. The big inning started when leadoff hitter Park Hae-min drew a straight bunt. After Hong Chang-ki singled to left, a double steal put runners on second and third with no outs, and Shin Min-jae hit an exquisite shot that just cleared first baseman Kang Jin-sung for a two-run double. This gave LG a 2-1 lead.
LG’s offense continued after the reversal. Kim Hyun-soo made it 3-1 with a single to right. Austin Dean singled up the middle to put runners on first and third and then stole second base. Moon Bo-kyung, the hero of the 18th’s comeback win, singled to shortstop for the first out. Park Dong-won followed with a deep grounder to shortstop to bring in Kim Hyun-soo from third.
Two batters later, Moon Sung-joo completed the big inning with a double to left-center field, which landed in an awkward spot between left fielder Han Yoo-seom and center fielder Kim Kang-min. LG took a 5-1 lead with a big inning in the third. In the bottom of the third, the defense gave up one run to make it 5-2.
Kim Kwang-hyun would give up five runs before the game was over. SSG’s ace, who had posted two Quality Starts Plus (7+ innings, 3 earned runs or less) in three games in August with 20 innings pitched and a 0.90 ERA, fell apart against the No. 1 LG.
Kim Kwang-hyun’s most runs allowed in a game this season was seven in 4⅓ innings against KIA on March 6. Even then, he didn’t give up five runs at once. The four runs in the fourth inning were his most in a single game this season. The five runs in the third inning of the 19th was his first big inning of the year.메이저놀이터
Lim gave up two runs on five hits and a walk through three innings. In the third inning, he had runners on second and third with two outs after a walk, but Kang Jin-sung’s line drive went straight to the third baseman.
Meanwhile, LG replaced Park Dong-won with Heo Do-hwan on defense in the bottom of the third inning. The change was made because Park complained of pain in his left wrist. Park Dong-won receives icing.