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.
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.
The KIA Tigers beat the Lotte Giants 6-3 to sweep three consecutive games in Gwangju. With 40 wins, 1 draw and 42 losses, KIA jumped to sixth place, beating Lotte (41 wins and 45 losses).
KIA’s batting line, which was tied to Han Hyun-hee in the third inning, scored the winning run in the top of the fourth inning. Choi Won-joon stole second base after getting on base for the first time with a straight walk, followed by Kim Do-young hitting a double to break the balance of 0 with a no-hit.
KIA, which had been leading on thin ice, scored additional points in the bottom of the sixth inning when Na Sung-bum’s hit and Socrates Brito’s double exploded. In the first and third bases with one out, which led to Kim Sun-bin’s hit, third baseman Socrates stepped home and widened it to 3-0 when Lee Woo-sung grounded out to the pitcher.
KIA, which blocked a run in the first and third bases crisis with one out in the top of the seventh inning, took a chance to hit the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and added three runs with Choi Hyung-woo’s two-run timely hit and Socrates’ sacrifice fly.
Lotte recovered two points with Jung Hoon’s solo shot in the top of the eighth inning. At the top of the ninth inning, there was a chance to get first and second base with no outs, but Ahn Kwon-soo hit a double play to pour cold water on the chase. He belatedly scored one more point with Jung Hoon’s timely hit, but it was not enough to reverse the situation.
The lowest-ranked Samsung Lions scored nine points in the first and second innings at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, beating the ninth-ranked Kiwoom Heroes 10-6.
Samsung, which has been undefeated (3 wins and 1 draw) in the past four consecutive games, recorded 36 wins, 1 draw and 52 losses, narrowing the gap with Kiwoom (41 wins, 3 draws and 51 losses) in ninth place to three games.
Kang Min-ho, who started as the fourth batter catcher, flew with two hits, two walks and two runs in two at-bats and achieved his 31st career 900 points.
Samsung starter Baek Jung-hyun, who received hot support from the batters, blocked 5⅔ innings with 7 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 2 runs, and recorded his 5th win (5 losses) of the season.
In the top of the first inning, Samsung took the lead by scoring a large number of six runs. Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young, who showed poor control, was sent off for a head shot after hitting Kim Ji-chan’s head with two outs and a full base.
Samsung, which gained momentum, also launched an offensive in the top of the second inning and scored three points. Since then, Samsung has allowed Kiwoom two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Koo Ja-wook hit a timely RBI in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and runners on first and second base to score a golden additional point.