Leading SSG Landers stopped the Hanwha Eagles from winning 4 consecutive victories by defeating Moon Dong-ju, who threw a 150km fastball.
SSG won 8-5 in the home game against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 13th.
With a record of 23 wins and 12 losses, SSG firmly maintained its sole No. 1 position. Rookie Song Yeong-jin allowed 4 runs in 5 innings, but was supported by other players to record 3 wins (undefeated). Seo Jin-yong, who ranked first in saves, also pitched in relief in the top of the ninth to keep a three-point lead and recorded his 16th save.
Hanwha, which was aiming for a 4-game winning streak in 3 years, fell to its knees as starting pitcher Moon Dong-joo collapsed with 7 hits, 5 runs and 7 runs in 2⅓ innings. Coach Won-ho Choi, who took the helm after former coach Carlos Subero was dismissed, experienced his first bitter taste after two games.
The two teams battled hard from the start. When Hanwha scored 3 runs in the first inning, SSG also made up for 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and fought tight.
The pendulum of the game tilted to SSG at the end of the 3rd inning.
After Moon Dong-ju hit the left arm of lead hitter Choi Jeong, he rapidly lost control. SSG got a chance to get the bases loaded with a ball hit by Hanyu-seom and Seong-han Park, and Seong-hyun Kim hit an infield hit in front of the pitcher to balance the game 3-3.
Then, the charter turned around with Kim Min-sik’s infield hit from the bases loaded again with Lee Jung-beom’s walk. Afterwards, Choi Ji-hoon hit a 2-RBI double through left-center and pulled Moon Dong-ju off the mound.
Hanwha made up for one point each with Choi Jae-hoon’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 4th inning, and Roh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong’s doubles in the top of the 6th inning, and chased them 5-7.
SSG launched a counterattack right away in the bottom of the 6th inning, and Joo-Hwan Choi and Guillermo Heredia hit doubles side by side to open the score to 8-5.
In the beginning of the 7th inning, Hanwha Mun Hyun-bin and Jung Eun-won walked on consecutive walks to create a chance to get first and second base safely, but the subsequent batters were silent and could not turn the game around.
The Doosan Bears won 5-1 in the Jamsil game, driving the KIA Tigers to a 4-game losing streak.
Doosan, who caught KIA 6-1 on the 12th, secured a winning series in this 3-game series in Jamsil. In addition, with 16 wins, 1 draw and 16 losses, the win rate recovered to 50%, and it was ranked 5th alone.
For Doosan, starting pitcher Choi Seung-yong had a good fight with 5 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings, and Yang Eui-ji, who matched battery breathing with Choi Seung-yong, fired a two-run four in front of a full crowd.
At the end of the first inning, Doosan scored the first run by tying two balls that hit the body and an error by the opponent, and Yang Seok-hwan’s sacrifice fly and Jose Rojas’ timely hit continued in the 1st out, 1st and 3rd bases, leading 3-0.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Yang Eui-ji hit Adonis Medina’s slider with 1 out and 1 base and fired a two-run four. This is the first home run hit by Yang Eui-ji in a home game after returning to Doosan ahead of this season.
KIA made up for one point with Kim Sun-bin’s hit and Choi Hyung-woo’s double in the top of the 6th inning, but after that, they could not attack the Doosan mound and lowered their heads. KIA, who suffered 4 consecutive losses, recorded 14 wins and 16 losses, with a difference of -2.
Medina became the sole leader in the most losses in the league with 5 losses (1 win) in the season with 5 runs (2 earned) in 6⅓ innings.
Kiwoom Heroes also won two consecutive victories by defeating NC Dinos 9-2 in their home game at Gocheok Sky Dome.
Lim Ji-yeol, who hit his first home run in his debut game on the 12th, hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning, 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 RBIs and 1 run.
At the end of the 2nd inning, rookie Kim Dong-heon’s 1 RBI hit Kiwoom took the lead, and at the end of the 3rd Edison Russell’s 1 RBI hit and Lim Ji-yeol’s 2-run homer made it 4-0. In the bottom of the 4th and 6th innings, they scored 3 and 2 points, respectively, and seized the victory early.
NC started the chase belatedly with Jason Martin’s solo shot in the top of the 7th inning, but it was not enough to change the flow.
Kiwoom starting pitcher Eric Yokishi recorded 4 wins (undefeated) of the season with 3 hits (1 home run), 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
The Lotte Giants defeated the lowest ranked KT Wiz 5-0 at Suwon KT Wiz Park. With 18 wins and 11 losses, Lotte secured the second place.
Lotte starting pitcher Han Hyun-hee blocked it with 4 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs until the 6th inning, and posted his 3rd win (2nd loss) of the season. In addition, in the first starting game after transferring to Lotte, he recorded a scoreless and quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 or more starting innings).
The match was decided early. In the beginning of the second inning, Lotte shook Eom Sang-baek, the winning percentage king last year, and scored 4 points with 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 wild throw, and 1 ground ball.
In the top of the 4th inning, Seung-Min Ko hit a triple, then Kang-Nam Yoo hit home on a sacrifice fly to the right fielder and added 1 point.
In the game on the 12th, KT, who escaped from a six-game losing streak with Moon Sang-cheol’s ending home run, could not continue the trend. On this day, against the Lotte mound, he got 5 hits and 6 walks, but did not produce a single point. KT, the only one among 10 clubs that failed to achieve a double-digit victory, recorded 9 wins, 2 draws and 21 losses.
The LG Twins beat the Samsung Lions 7-4 in the Daegu game, with coach Park Jin-man sent off, thanks to the performances of the ‘foreign duo’ Casey Kelly and Austin Dean.
The LG lineup, which only scored 2 runs in the previous 3 games, showed off its hot offensive power after a long time, driving 12 hits including 1 home run.
3rd place LG won 21st (13 losses) of the season, and Samsung, which missed a chance to increase the win rate to 5, slipped to 6th place (15 wins and 17 losses).
In LG, two foreign players were very active in pitching. Ace Kelly endured with 7 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 7 innings, recording his 3rd win (2 losses) of the season. Austin, the 4th hitter, scored 2 hits (1 home run), 2 RBIs and 2 runs in 5 at-bats, including a final hit and a wedge shot.
LG took the lead by scoring 3 points at the beginning of the 3rd inning against 1-1. With 2nd out and 1st base, Austin hit a double in the middle left to score the winning run, followed by Oh Ji-hwan’s walk and Moon Bo-kyung’s double, making the score 4-1.토스카지노
In the top of the 7th inning, Austin’s solo shot and Jung Joo-hyun’s two RBIs and timely hits broke out, and they ran away to 7-1 and seized the victory.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man was ejected for protesting the video review. At the end of the 7th inning, after Kim Tae-goon got a hit on 1st base and was tagged out at 2nd base, coach Park Jin-man strongly protested when the centrifugal decision was maintained in the requested video review, and dug out according to the rule for automatic exit if he protests the video review result. left