The winning streak was about to come to an end, but a ‘fixer’ saved the day. LG Twins overcame the crisis with a tying two-run homer and continued their upward trend.바카라
LG won its 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Kiwoom Heroes 5-4 on Wednesday at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul to extend its winning streak to seven games. The gap between first-place LG and second-place SSG widened to 5.5 games after the SSG Landers were swept in a three-game midweek series.
LG didn’t look like they were going to win until midway through the game. They gave up three runs in the top of the first inning, including a two-run shot by Lee Ju-hyung, and one more in the top of the fourth to fall behind 1-4 going into the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth inning, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop was ordered to leave the game after protesting the video review of a three-pitch call.
The players were forced to play without their captain, but they didn’t let that stop them. LG took a one-run lead in the fifth inning on Hong Chang-ki’s RBI single, then tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth when Park Dong-won hit a two-run homer off Lim Chang-min. The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings of extra innings, and in the bottom of the 12th, Jung Joo-hyun hit an infield single to bring home Hong Chang-gi from third base to end the game.
Another player who stood out as much as Jeong Ju-hyun was Park Dong-won, the ‘tying run’. Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop, who was watching the game on TV after his retirement in the fifth inning, also cheered. “I ‘woke up’ when I saw Park Dong-won hit a home run,” Yoon said with a smile before the Daegu Samsung Lions game on April 4. “I felt like he was going to hit it (in that situation),” he recalled.
In particular, Park Dong-won was so responsible that he wore a catcher’s mask until the 12th inning in the sweltering heat. Due to the high physical exertion, he started the game on the bench for Samsung Electronics on the 4th. “They played until extra innings the day before, so they should get some rest,” said coach Yeom Kyung-yeop.
LG, which will try to win its eighth straight game against Buchanan, lined up in the following order: Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder), Austin Dean (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Lee Jae-won (designated hitter), Heo Do-hwan (catcher), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Lee Ji-kang.