Even the sudden stoppage of the game for 1 hour and 44 minutes did not stop LG.
Leader LG defeated 2nd place KT’s persistent pursuit and hastened its steps towards 1st place in the regular season.
In the visiting game against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 5th, LG saved Kim Hyun-soo’s winning hit in the 6th inning and won 5-4, a thrilling one-run victory.
The match between LG and KT, which will be held for three days starting today, was an important three-game series that could become a watershed toward first place in the regular season.
Until the day before, LG was ahead of KT by 5.5 games, but if KT sweeps this three-game series, the lead between both teams could be reduced to 2.5 games. However, LG maintained concentration until the last minute and won the first game of the three-game series, widening the lead to 6.5 games.
The game on this day was suspended for 1 hour and 44 minutes due to sudden heavy rain during the game, but then resumed. The game was stopped in the bottom of the third inning, with LG leading 4-2, but the waiting time was so long that both teams’ starting pitchers (LG Choi Won-tae and KT Cuevas) could only pitch three innings each.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, when the game resumed, LG allowed a solo home run by Bae Jeong-dae of KT and a timely hit by Jae-gyun Hwang to tie the score at 4-4. However, in the top of the 6th inning, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-gi hit a double to left-center, and then Kim Hyun-soo’s timely hit to right on a sacrifice bunt with one out and a timely hit to right gave them a 5-4 lead.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, relief pitcher Park Myung-geun allowed a double to Jang Seong-woo and then gave Kim Min-hyuk a walk, putting LG in danger with one out and first and second bases. At this moment, LG showed a strong will to win by drawing the finishing card of Go Woo-seok.
Go Woo-seok induced a ground ball with a large bounce against Lee Ho-yeon, but LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan turned the ball into a double play and escaped the crisis. After catching the ball, Oh Ji-hwan lightly touched the second base base with his right toe and threw it to first base. Go Woo-seok came on the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning and preserved the team’s victory. KT, which has recently suffered four consecutive losses, is trailing by one game to third-place SSG.
NC returned to 4th place by defeating Kiwoom 2-1 in Changwon thanks to Ace Peddie’s 7 scoreless innings and Park Geon-woo’s final 2-run home run.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, when the streak was 0, with 1 out and 1st base, Park Geon-woo pushed a changeup that fell to the outside of Kiwoom starter McKinney and hit a dominant two-run home run. Kiwoom followed up with one run in the top of the 9th inning with Lim Byeong-wook’s timely hit to left-center, but failed to turn the game around. NC starter Peddie earned his 17th win (6 losses) with 2 hits, 11 strikeouts, and no runs in 7 innings. The average ERA was also lowered to 2.28, taking first place in both wins and average ERA.온라인바카라
In Daejeon, SSG, with Hanyu Island hitting 4 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats, defeated Hanwha 11-6 and broke its 4-game losing streak. Han Yu-seom, who played as the 7th hitter and right fielder, led the offense by getting on base all 5 times, starting with a hit to right-center in the 2nd inning, a home run in the 4th, a walk in the 6th, and a hit to right in the 7th and 8th.
In Ulsan, Lotte, where Yoo Kang-nam hit a three-run home run, beat Samsung 10-3. Lotte took the lead with Nico Goodrum’s sacrifice fly with bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the first inning, and Yoo Kang-nam hit a three-run home run over the left-center fence to take the lead. Lotte was down 3-5 in the top of the 5th inning, but won the game by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning thanks to timely hitting by Dong-hee Yoon and Hoon Jeong.
The KIA-Doosan game scheduled to be held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the same day was canceled due to localized heavy rain that fell just before the game.