“It was a difficult game, but I would like to praise the players who remained focused until the end.”
LG Twins manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, who won the first game of the doubleheader, shared his thoughts.
LG, led by Coach Yeom, won 8-3 in the first game of the double header against the SSG Landers of the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 17th. As a result, LG, the leader with three consecutive wins, solidified its dominance by recording 73 wins, 2 draws, and 47 losses.
It was not an easy game. LG, which had a hard time targeting opposing starting pitcher Gwang-Hyeon Kim, was down 2-3 to SSG until the top of the 6th inning.
However, heaven was on LG’s side. In the bottom of the 6th inning, when LG was in control, rain suddenly fell at first base with no outs, and the game was halted for 70 minutes. Afterwards, Kim Gwang-hyun, whose shoulder had cooled down, went down, and right-handed bullpen Noh Kyeong-eun played in his place. LG scored 3 points in that inning alone and won the game. Shin Min-jae, who was out on first base, shined with his quick feet, and Kim Hyun-soo, Moon Bo-kyung, and Park Dong-won hit the tying run, come-from-behind hit, and wedge hit, respectively.
Afterwards, LG was cornered in the top of the 8th inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases, but Go Woo-seok, who was on the mound, struck out Kim Kang-min먹튀검증 and Choo Shin-soo, respectively, and hit a fly to center field to prevent the runs. LG, with momentum rising, put an end to the game by making it 8-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning with Park Dong-won’s 1-run, timely hit to left, Moon Seong-ju’s 1-RBI, timely hit to left, and Park Hae-min’s 1 RBI, timely hit to left.
After the game, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “We were able to set the overall trend in the 6th inning with Shin Min-jae’s good base running, (Kim) Hyun-soo’s tying hit, and (Moon) Bo-kyung hitting the game-winning hit in an important situation,” and “(Park) Dong-won.” “We were able to score an extra point with a lucky hit and bring the energy of victory to us,” he said with a bright smile.
The pitching staff, including Go Woo-seok, who succeeded in saving 5 outs, also performed well. Starters Lee Jeong-yong (5 innings, 3 runs, 1 earned run), Yoo Young-chan (win, 1 inning, no runs), Park Myung-geun (hole, 1 inning, no runs), Kim Jin-seong (hole, 0.1 inning, no runs), and Ko Woo-seok (three, 1.2 innings, no runs) all performed well. He showed off his pitching.
Coach Yeom said, “Starter (Lee) Jeong-yong played his role as a starter well by overcoming many crises well. He also played baseball by protecting Seungri Jo-in (Park) Myeong-geun and (the late) Woo-seok. In particular, Wooseok’s count of 5 outs was too much, but he cleaned it up neatly and I would like to praise him as the best player of the day,” he said, sparing applause.
Finally, Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “The first game of the doubleheader had rainy weather and was a difficult game, but I would like to praise the players who showed their concentration until the end. “I am also grateful to the fans who supported us diligently.”