After being forced to watch the LG Twins celebrate their first regular season title in 29 years, the Lotte Giants sang their victory song in their own backyard. Lotte won 8-1 against visiting LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sept. 9.The win was a breath of fresh air for Lotte, who would have been eliminated from the postseason with a loss regardless of the outcome of their remaining games.
On the bus ride down to Sajik Stadium in Busan on March 3, LG learned that it had clinched first place in the regular season, so it asked for Lotte’s permission and held a victory ceremony after the game on April 4.Five days later, it won at Jamsil Stadium, which was packed with 22,807 fans for the Hangeul Day holiday .In the top of the second inning, Lotte scored two runs on RBI singles by Han Dong-hee with runners on first and second and a sacrifice bunt by Jeong Dae-sun, taking advantage of throwing errors by LG catcher Kim Ki-yeon and first baseman Kim Bum-seok.
With runners on second and third, Son Sung-bin doubled, and when Park Seung-wook’s sacrifice bunt left Kim Ki-yeon at second base, the LG bench immediately removed Kim and brought in Heo Do-hwan. Yoon Dong-hee, who had just returned home from the Asian Games in Hangzhou with a gold medal, pinch-hit for Kim Min-seok in the second inning and added an RBI single in the sixth.
In the seventh, leadoff hitter Jeon Jun-woo hit his 17th home run of the season and combined RBI singles from Jung Dae-sun and Ahn Kwon-soo to extend the lead to 8-1 .Lotte starter Shim Jae-min kept the LG bats in check with 5 1/3 innings of 82 pitches, four hits (one home run), one walk and one run, tying his career-high in innings pitched to improve 온라인카지노 to 3-1 on the season. LG had to settle for a home run in the second inning off Lotte starter Shim Jae-min, the first of his professional career.