LG won 10-0 against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 30th.
LG, which won four consecutive games with three consecutive sweeps over the weekend, took the lead with 53 wins, two draws and 33 losses. The winning margin also recovered to “+20.”
On the other hand, Doosan has fallen into the mire of five consecutive losses since it won 11 consecutive games, the most since its foundation. His season record was 44 wins, one draw and 41 losses.
Starting pitcher Choi Won-tae, who left the Kiwoom Heroes through a trade the previous day (29th) and made his “LG debut” on the same day, pitched well with two hits, no outs, and five strikeouts in six innings. Choi Won-tae, who had the support of the batters on his back, earned his seventh win (4 losses) of the season.
On the other hand, Doosan starter Brandon Waddell won his second loss (3 wins) of the season with seven hits, three walks, two outs, one strikeout and eight runs (7 earned runs) in four innings.
LG concentrated on scoring 10 points with 12 hits and 7 walks, including the team’s 4th starting hit of the season.
Moon Bo-kyung had two hits and two RBIs in five at-bats, including the winning hit, and Park Hae-min also had two hits, one run and two RBIs in three at-bats.
LG boasted its strong prowess in the absence of Oh Ji-hwan and Park Dong-won. After one out in the top of the first inning, Moon Sung-joo picked up a walk after nine pitches and shook Brandon with a stolen base. After two outs, Austin Dean walked out, and Moon Bo-kyung hit a two-run double to score the first run.
LG, which scored one point with Hong Chang-ki’s timely hit in the top of the second inning, scored a large score in the top of the third inning.
With two outs and runners on first and second base, Son Ho-young’s hit made his fourth run, and Park Hae-min brought in two runners with a timely left-handed hit in the continued full base chance. At this time, Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji’s throw to catch first baseman Huh Do-hwan, who was heading to third base, missed, and Heo Do-hwan and batter Park Hae-min all came home.
The game was virtually decided as it went up to 8-0.
LG, which added one run with Shin Min-jae’s infield grounder in the top of the fifth inning with one out and runners on second and third bases, completed the starting hit with a hit by leader Moon Sung-joo in the top of the sixth inning. After one out, Austin scored his 10th run with a double.
Starter Choi Won-tae is on a “perfect” march of 14 consecutive batters until two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning Kang Seung-ho got his first hit. However, after throwing until the bottom of the sixth inning without any crisis, he went down the mound amid cheers from LG fans
KT Wiz came from behind to win 5-2 with Kim Min-hyuk’s final two-run shot against the Dinos at Changwon NC Park.
KT, which swept in three consecutive games in Changwon, recorded 44 wins, 2 draws and 43 losses, catching up with NC (43 wins, 1 draw and 42 losses) in fourth place without a win.
Kim Min-hyuk was active with two hits (one home run) and three RBIs in five at-bats, including the winning home run. Ace Wes Benjamin also pitched six innings with four hits, one walk, five strikeouts and two runs, earning his 11th win (3 losses).
KT’s Kim Min-hyuk hit Shin Min-hyuk’s change-up in the top of the third inning with one out and runners on first base, trailing 0-1, and hit a home run over the right fence.
KT, which reversed the situation, scored an additional run in the top of the fourth inning. Oh Yoon-seok and Jang Jun-won’s hits led to two outs and runners on first and third bases, and Kim Min-hyuk scored his third RBI with an infield hit to shortstop.
KT attempted a double steal with two outs and runners on first and second bases in the top of the sixth inning, and first baseman Jang Jun-won was caught in a rundown, but second baseman Bae Jung-dae rushed home to make it 4-1.
KT, which gave up one run in the bottom of the sixth inning, immediately clinched the victory with Park Byung-ho’s one-run timely hit in the top of the seventh inning.