The LG Twins won the NC Dinos two days in a row and rose to the top of the league alone.
LG beat NC 9-4 with 14 hits, including two home runs, in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game held at Jamsil Stadium on the 20th. LG, which was co-leader with NC until the previous day’s game, recorded 11 wins and 6 losses, rising to the sole lead for the first time this season.
On this day, LG recorded hits in all 9 starting batters. In the bottom of the 7th inning with a 5-2 lead, Austin, a foreign hitter from LG, hit a fastball from NC relief pitcher Kim Tae-hyun and connected it with a solo home run. The exit velocity was 180.1 km.카지노
After one shot, Park Dong-won fired a solo home run over the left fence. Park Dong-won, who hit the 4th home run of the season, tied for the lead with Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha) and Yang Seok-hwan (Doosan).
LG starter Kim Yun-shik took 6 strikeouts in 5 innings, blocked 6 hits, 2 walks and 1 run, and took his 2nd win of the season. On the 14th, he had 2 wins in a row after giving up 1 run in 5 innings against Doosan. On the other hand, NC starter Song Myung-ki caught 5 strikeouts in 3⅔innings, but recorded a loss with 6 hits, 4 walks and 3 runs.
The Doosan Bears defeated the Hanwha Eagles 5-1 in an away game in Daejeon. Foreign starter Raul Alcantara threw 109 pitches and led the victory by blocking 7 hits, 1 run and 11 strikeouts in 8 innings.
Yang Eui-ji, Doosan’s master, who played as the 4th hitter that day, hit Hanwha starter Min-woo Kim’s splitter in the top of the 3rd inning with one out and one on first base, leading to a two-run home run on the left. It has been 4 years and 6 months since Yang Eui-ji hit a home run in a Doosan uniform on October 12, 2018, against Jamsil NC.
Hanwha 4th hitter Chae Eun-seong appeared as the lead batter at the end of the 2nd inning and hit Alcantara’s 151 km/h fastball and drew a solo arch over the left wall. It was Chae Eun-sung’s 100th home run in his personal career (102nd in KBO history), but the light faded due to the team defeat.
SSG Landers defeated KT Wiz 8-5 in the away game in Suwon. After coming out of the swamp of 4 consecutive losses, SSG jumped from 4th to 2nd place. On the other hand, KT, who finished 3 consecutive wins, fell from 3rd to 5th. SSG’s flagship hitter, Choi Jeong-eun, became the number one contributor to the victory with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
The Lotte Giants defeated the KIA Tigers 5-3 in the home game of Sajik. Lotte’s starter Dan Strayley was sluggish with 4 hits, 4 walks and 3 runs in 3 innings. However, Lotte left-hander Kim Jin-wook, who made a relief mound on first base in the top of the fourth inning with a 4-3 lead, blocked three innings with no hits, no runs, and four strikeouts, winning his first win of the season.
KIA’s starter Adonis Medina also collapsed with 5 hits and 5 runs in 4 innings. KIA, which fell to the bottom, was the first to lose 10 (4 wins) among the 10 clubs in the 2023 KBO League. 9th place Hanwha also recorded 10 losses (5 wins, 1 draw) on the day, but Hanwha and KIA suffered 10 losses in 16 games and 14 games.