LG Twins’ new head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop received a meaningful birthday present.
The tight-knit players pushed NC for the joint 1st place and presented a solo 1st place and a winning series after 616 days.
LG continued its 2nd consecutive winning series by winning 9-4 in the 3rd match against NC held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 20th. LG, which was co-leader with NC until the previous day, rose to first place alone after 616 days since August 12, 2021 with 11 wins and 6 losses.
The LG batters, who exploded with all the starting hits except for Moon Bo-kyung, stormed the stable NC mound with 14 hits at each turning point.
In the first inning, Kim Min-sung’s preemptive and timely hit broke out on first and second base. In the 3rd inning, Austin Dean’s timely hit and Park Dong-won’s sacrifice fly from 1st and 2nd base left the score 3-0.
In the 5th inning, leading 3-1, with 2 out and 2nd base, Seo Kun-chang’s triple in the middle right and Park Hae-min’s timely hit resulted in two runs. When NC pursued 1 point in the 7th inning, they hit a wedge with a big inning that scored 4 points, including a solo shot by Austin Park Dong-won in the 7th inning.
LG starter Kim Yun-shik gave up 5 innings in 5 innings, 6 hits, 6 strikeouts, and 1 run. In the beginning of the 7th inning, which was being chased 2-5, Ham Deok-ju, who took the mound with 1 out and 3 base, struck out Park Min-woo and Kim Seong-wook and blocked them with a straight hit, followed by a big inning at the bottom of the 7th inning. It was a decisive good fight that brought victory to the team. 안전놀이터
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who celebrated his 55th birthday with a pleasant victory, said, “Starter Yun-shik Kim had two crises, but he played a good role as a starter by cutting the flow with good crisis management ability. Blocking it with pitching became the stepping stone to victory.” “In the other line, I was able to continue the flow by creating runaway points in the bottom line of 8th and 9th. Austin and Park Dong-won’s home runs made it easy to solve in the second half of the game,” he evaluated.
On this day, even though it was a weekday, close to 10,000 people gathered to cheer for the solo leader. Director Yeom said, “Thanks to the fans’ passionate support, we were able to do the winning series. Thank you.”