Yoo Kang-nam’s second straight home run against Chinjung + Son Sung-bin’s crazy shoulder…Lotte, LG hold on for 5-run win

Lotte is back to winning ways.

The Lotte Giants won 7-4 against the LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 9th. The Giants turned the game around with the power of their bats and held on to the lead with the strength of their defence and bullpen. With the victory, Lotte, which was narrowly holding on to a 0.500 winning percentage with 37 wins, improved to 38 wins and a 0.507 winning percentage with 37 losses.

LG struck first in the first inning, but it didn’t take long for them to fall behind. With the bases loaded and one out, Staley got Park Dong-won to fly out to the catcher and Moon Bo-kyung to fly out to the pitcher to end the first inning with one run. Instead, his pitch count ballooned to 36 pitches.

The Lotte bats turned the game around in the top of the second. After a walk to Yoon Dong-hee, Jeon Jun-woo led off with a single to left. Lee Jeong-yong followed with a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. The fourth batter, Ahn Chi-hong, hit an RBI single for a 2-1 lead.

Lotte continued to score in the second and third innings. In the second inning, Noh Jin-hyuk led off with an infield single to put LG on the board. Son Sung-bin followed with a double to put both runners in scoring position. With runners on second and third, Hwang Sung-bin’s throwing error allowed Noh Jin-hyuk to score from third. With the bases loaded, Kim Min-seok singled, Yoon Dong-hee walked, and Jeon Jun-woo followed with another single. The score was 5-1. 메이저놀이터순위

In the sixth inning, there was one run. Leadoff hitter Yoo Kang-nam hit a solo home run to left field to score Lee Jung-yong’s sixth run. It was a “moonshot” with a launch angle of 37.3 degrees. After hitting his fourth home run of the season against Adam Plutko on the 8th, Yoo homered for the second straight day against Lee on the 9th.

Despite the six-run support, Streeley did not last five innings. He threw 36 pitches in the first inning alone, and 26 more in the second. He returned to the mound in the fifth inning, but left with runners on first and second with no outs. Lotte protected its lead with the help of its bullpen.

Lee In-bok came on as the second pitcher and got four outs. In the sixth inning, with runners on first and second, Han Hyun-hee came on and got a strikeout and a fly ball to left field to end the threat. In the seventh, Choi Jun-yong pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings until the second out of the eighth. He was followed by Koo Seung-min, who got the final out. The ninth inning belonged to Kim Won-joong.

LG opened the scoring in the first inning with a double by Hong Chang-ki and a single up the middle by Moon Sung-joo. They had runners on first and second with one out, but were unable to score. At the plate, they gave up two outs to Lotte catcher Son Sung-bin. In the fifth, second baseman Oh Ji-hwan was caught in a catcher’s interference, and in the seventh, first baseman Moon Bo-kyung failed to steal second base.

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