Two families under one roof in Jamsil, LG Twins and Doosan Bears, are enjoying a happy July with victories side by side.안전놀이터
LG defeated the Lotte Giants 12-3 with 16 hits in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sijik Stadium in Busan on the 8th.
LG (49 wins, 2 draws, 28 losses, win rate 0.636), who recorded 2 consecutive wins, kept the 1st place by 2.5 games from the 2nd place SSG Landers (46 wins, 1 draw, 30 losses, 0.605).
LG is on the verge of achieving 50 wins in the first half ahead of the All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium on the 14th and 15th.
LG took the lead in the first inning with Moon Seong-joo’s double, followed by Austin Dean’s superior two-run home run.
In the bottom of the first inning, Yoon Dong-hee hit left-handed, and Jeon Joon-woo called in a left-center double to make up for one point.
LG took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 3rd inning with 2 out on 2nd base and Austin hit right hand again.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Kangnam Yoo hit a solo home run to tie the score at 3-3.
However, in the top of the 6th inning, Moon Bo-gyeong hit to the right with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base, leading LG to 4-3.
In the 7th inning, the batsmen were in turn and scored 6 runs to decide the game.
LG Austin Dean led the victory with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 2 points in 4 at-bats, including a two-run home run in the 11th season.
LG starter Adam Plutko blocked 8 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings and harvested his 11th win (1 loss) of the season, becoming tied for first place with Eric Peddie (NC).
Doosan Kang Seung-ho (3rd from left) is receiving congratulations from his teammates after hitting a home run with bases loaded. [Provided by Doosan Bears]
■ ‘7 consecutive victories in July’ Doosan tied for 4th place, 2 games behind NC Lotte… Consolidating 3rd Place
In Jamsil, where Kang Seung-ho hit a grand slam home run, the Doosan Bears beat the Kiwoom Heroes 5-2.
Doosan, which ran 7 consecutive victories in July, began to solidify its 3rd place by widening NC and Lotte in a tie for 4th place by 2 games.
In the beginning of the 3rd inning, when Kim Joo-hyung hit right-handed, Kiwoom took the lead with Kim Joon-wan’s sacrifice bunt and Song Seong-moon’s double in the middle right.
Doosan, who had no hits until the 3rd inning, turned the game around at once in the attack at the bottom of the 4th inning.
Leading hitter Soo-bin Jung hit a heavy hit, then Yang Seok-hwan picked a push-off walk from the bases loaded with two outs, followed by two walks, and Doosan made it 1-1. turned over
Kiwoom made up for one point with Lee Jung-hoo’s Kim Woong-bin’s double in the top of the 6th inning, but could not chase it anymore.
KIA Na Seong-beom swung a hard hit with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 3 points in 5 at-bats, including two home runs. [yunhap news]
■ Na Seong-beom, consecutive hits home run + double… 4 consecutive victories after defeating KIA and kt
The KIA Tigers, with the bat of Na Seong-beom, the ‘returned Geopo’, ran an exciting 4-game winning streak.
KIA won 7-0 in a home game against kt wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 8th, thanks to Na Seong-beom’s 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a home run in consecutive hits.
KIA, which recently won 4 consecutive wins, jumped one notch to 7th place, overtaking kt.
In the match between Eui-ri Lee and Young-pyo Koh, KIA showed strong concentration from the beginning.
After two outs in the first inning, Na Seong-beom hit a double in the right field, and Hyung-woo Choi, Woo-sung Lee, and Socrates Brito scored consecutive hits to lead 2-0.
In the 6th inning, when they were holding on to an uneasy lead, Na Seong-beom hit a solo home run to make it 3-0.
Na Seong-beom also hit a superior 2-run home run in the top of the 8th inning, widening the score to 5-0.
In the continued attack, KIA hit a double by Choi Hyeong-woo, followed by timely hits by Socrates and Kim Tae-goon, adding 2 points and running away to 7-0, driving a wedge.
KIA Na Seong-beom swung a hard hit with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 3 points in 5 at-bats, including season 4 solo and 5 two-run home run.
KIA starter Lee Eui-ri struck out 8 up to the 5th inning and blocked it with 3 hits and no runs, becoming the winning pitcher.
Samsung’s David Buchanan ended his 3-game losing streak with 7 scoreless innings. [yunhap news]
■ Samsung Buchanan, 7 innings, 5K, 2 hits, no runs, defeated NC and
escaped 3 straight losses The Samsung Lions, who were in last place, defeated the NC Dinos 8-0 in the visiting game in Changwon thanks to David Buchanan’s good fight and broke the chain of 3 consecutive losses.
Buchanan made sure to block the NC lineup with 2 hits and no runs until the 7th inning with 5 strikeouts.
After one out in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Lee Jae-hyeon walked and Kim Dong-jin sacrificed fly on 1st and 3rd base, which resulted in an opponent’s error, and Samsung scored 1 run first.
In the fourth inning, Jose Pirella drew a left-handed solo arch to lead 2-0.
In the 6th inning, Lee Jae-hyun’s 2 RBI hits with 1 bases loaded, followed by a follow-up grounder, added 1 run and ran away to 5-0, seizing the victory.
In the 7th inning, Pirella and Kim Seong-yoon’s triples added 3 points, leading 8-0 and split the game.
SSG Choo Shin-soo played an active role with 2 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 point in 4 at-bats. [Provided by SSG Landers]
■ SSG Choo Shin-soo 4 RBIs… Hanwha Sanchez gave up 10 hits and 8 runs in 3 innings, and in the first loss,
SSG Landers beat the Hanwha Eagles’ pursuit 9-7 and escaped their second consecutive loss.
SSG scored the first run with a right-handed hit in the top of the first inning when Choi Ji-hoon succeeded in stealing second base, and Guillermo Heredia hit a right-handed hit in the middle right.
In the second inning, Seong-Hyun Kim and Sang-Hyun Ahn concentrated on four hits amid an opponent’s error, including a double, and took a 4-0 lead with three runs.
In the top of the 3rd inning, SSG gained momentum with Choo Shin-soo sweeping the bases with 2 bases loaded, and Choi Ji-hoon hitting a double at the right time, widening the score to 8-0.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Hanwha made up for 2 runs with timely hits by Kim Tae-yeon and Choi Jae-hoon, but SSG took the lead again 9-2 in the top of the 4th with Heredia hitting a solo home run by Woo Joong-wol in the top of the 4th inning.
In the middle of the chase, Hanwha made up 1 point with Kim Tae-yeon, who hit a double in the bottom of the 5th inning, hitting home with a fastball and a follow-up grounder.
In the 7th inning, Hanwha, who scored 2 points amid an opponent’s error, added 2 points with a wild throw and a grounder in the 8th inning, but was unable to overturn it in the end.
SSG Choo Shin-soo became the vanguard of victory with 2 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 point in 4 at-bats.
Hanwha foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez got 10 hits in 3 innings and allowed 8 runs (7 earned), recording the most runs in the least innings since his debut in the KBO League, and suffered his first loss after 5 consecutive wins.