Go Woo-seok Enters With 1 Company in the 8th Inning and Kang-soo… 1st Place LG Wins by 1 Point Over 2nd Place KT
Victory after 104 minutes of rain and twists and turns… Bo-kyung Moon, 3 hits
The 1st place LG Twins continued their powerful steps toward winning the regular season
by defeating 2nd place KT Wiz by one point amid a 104-minute rain stoppage, the 6th longest in history.
LG won 5-4 in a visiting game against KT in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League professional baseball held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 5th.
As LG widened the gap with second place KT to 6.5 games.
KT fell into a 4-game losing streak and was chased by 3rd place SSG Landers,
who won that day, by one game. 온라인카지노사이트
LG battered the opposing team’s ace, William Cuevas,
who had 5 wins and an ERA of 0.50 in 5 games in the month of August.
With the score tied 0-0, the team took the lead in the top of the second inning with leadoff hitter Moon Bo-kyung’s solo home run,
then made it 2-0 with Oh Ji-hwan’s hit to right, Heo Do-hwan’s sacrifice bunt,
Moon Seong-joo’s infield grounder at third base with one out and an opponent’s wild pitch.
LG Twins starter Choi Won-tae allowed a solo home run to the opposing team’s Park Byeong-ho in the bottom of the second inning to make it 2-1, but the team ran away again in the top of the third inning thanks to the concentration of the batting line.
Back-to-back hits by Austin Dean and Bo-kyung Moon and a walk by Oh Ji-hwan created an opportunity to load the bases with no outs,
then scored two runs with Heo Do-hwan’s sacrifice hit and Moon Seong-joo’s infield grounder to make it 4-1.
The game did not go easily.
In the bottom of the third inning, LG was down 4-2 when Choi Won-tae gave up a walk and a stolen base to leadoff hitter Cho Yong-ho and a timely hit to right field by Hwang Jae-gyun.
After KT’s attack ended in the bottom of the third inning,
heavy rain suddenly poured down and the game was stopped for 104 minutes, putting the game into a lull.
In the restarted attack in the top of the 4th inning,
Hong Chang-ki and Shin Min-jae scored back-to-back hits against pitcher Lee Sang-dong, who had been replaced by the opposing team,
took the opportunity to get to first and second base with no outs, but the follow-up batting line was silent and they were unable to score.
And in the bottom of the 4th inning, pitcher Yoo Young-chan, who changed defense,
gave up a left-field home run to KT Bae Jeong-dae, allowing the team to catch up.
Yoo Young-chan then threw a walk to Jang Jun-won and committed a wild pitch, reaching second base with one out.
Then, he was hit by Hwang Jae-gyun with a timely hit to the right, tying the game at 4-4.
The game, which was tight, turned lopsided again in the top of the 6th inning for LG.
Kim Hyun-soo hit a timely hit to right with one out and third base on lead hitter Hong Chang-ki’s double to left-center and Shin Min-jae’s sacrifice bunt.
KT hung on to LG until the end.
In the 8th inning, they showed their will to chase by putting in Park Young-Hyeon, who ranked first in league holds.
LG also did not back down.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, ahead 5-4, with one out and runners on first and second base,
they made a big move by bringing in closing pitcher Go Woo-seok.
Go Woo-seok guided Lee Ho-yeon to a ground ball,
LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan stepped on second base with an animal sense and threw the ball to first base for a double play.
The game kept you sweating until the end.
Go Woo-seok was on the verge of tying the game when he allowed a heavy hit to pinch hitter Moon Sang-cheol with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning,
but ended the game by blocking Cho Yong-ho with a straight hit to shortstop and Hwang Jae-gyun with a missed swing strikeout.
This is the first time this season that Go Woo-seok has been responsible for more than 1⅔ innings in one game.
LG Bo-kyung Moon played an active part with 3 hits in 5 at-bats,
including a home run, 1 RBI, and 2 runs, and Oh Ji-hwan also contributed greatly with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, and 1 run.
KT Hwang Jae-gyun recorded 2,000 hits in 5 at-bats with 2 hits and 2 RBIs,
becoming the 18th player in KBO League history to reach 2,000 hits,
but was unable to smile due to the team’s loss.