LG Twins Swept the Double Header and Raced to the Lead… SSG Landers First Out of the Top 5
Professional baseball’s LG Twins swept a doubleheader against SSG Landers
with a show of firepower with 15 long and short hits.
LG defeated SSG 9-5 in the second game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League
double header held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 17th.
LG, which won 4 games in a row, including the first game, solidified its lead in the league
by accumulating 74 wins, 47 losses, and 2 draws (win percentage 0.612).
SSG (62 wins, 59 losses, 2 draws, winning percentage 0.512), who suffered 5 consecutive losses,
was pushed out by the Doosan Bears (63 wins, 57 losses, 1 draw, 카지노사이트
winning percentage 0.525) and KIA Tigers (60 wins, 56 losses, 2 draws, winning percentage 0.517),
which played against each other on this day. It fell to 6th place.
This is the first time that defending champion SSG has fallen outside the top five this season.
SSG lost second place to KT Wiz on the 19th of last month and continued to decline in ranking this month.
SSG took the lead.
After one out in the top of the first inning, he scored three consecutive hits
against LG starter Lim Chan-gyu to score the first run.
Seonghan Park had a chance to load the bases with a hit to right, but there was no follow-up hit.
SSG only added one point in the top of the third inning with one out and bases loaded thanks to Ha Jae-hoon’s timely hit.
As SSG failed to escape, LG Twins immediately turned the tide with three doubles and three hits in the bottom of the third inning.
With one out and one on first base, Kim Hyun-soo and Austin Dean consecutively hit doubles to right-center to balance the score at 2-2.
In the ensuing game with 2 outs and runners on second base,
Bo-Kyung Moon hit a come-from-behind double that brought in Austin.
LG’s long-distance show did not stop.
After one out in the 4th inning, Heo Do-hwan pulled a fastball from SSG starter Kirk McCarty and drew a solo arc to left.
This is the second home run of the season.
LG scored 3 more points in the 4th inning to create a ‘big inning’.
Hong Chang-gi, who hit an infield hit, ran all the way to second base
when SSG second baseman Ahn Seong-hyun made a throwing error.
Afterwards, Shin Min-jae’s left-field hit and Kim Hyun-soo’s sacrifice fly hit home plate.
Austin brought runner Shin Min-jae home on first base with a triple that hit the right-center wall.
In the ensuing attack, when Moon Bo-kyung hit a ground ball,
SSG shortstop Park Seong-han made a catching error,
allowing the team to get on base and score.
LG ran away with two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning
thanks to timely hitting by Hong Chang-ki and Kim Hyun-soo.
SSG only added one point each in the 6th, 7th, and 9th innings.
LG starter Lim Chan-gyu pitched well in 5 innings,
allowing 6 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 2 runs (2 earned),
won by decision over SSG McCarty (9 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 7 runs in 3⅔ innings).