Lotte Giants defeated Kiwoom Heroes two days in a row and spurred the pursuit of the lead.
In the match against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 27th, Lotte overcame a relentless pursuit and won 6-5.
Lotte, who had three consecutive victories, harvested their 26th win (15 losses) of the season and chased second place SSG Landers (28 wins, 1 draw, 16 losses) by 0.5 games. Kiwoom, who fell into the quagmire of 4 consecutive losses, became 19-28.
The balance of ‘0’ continued until the 6th inning in the good pitching of the starting pitchers of both teams.
Lotte starter Charlie Barnes gave up only 3 hits and 1 walk in 6 innings and blocked the Kiwoom batting line with no runs. The strikeout caught five.
Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae also faced off tight with a good pitch with 3 hits, 6 strikeouts, 2 walks and no runs in 6 innings.
The pendulum of the match tilted sharply towards Lotte in the 7th inning. Lotte, who opened the door with a lucky hit, scored 6 points.
After one out in the top of the 7th inning, Roh Jin-hyeok’s slow infield ground ball hit pitcher Kim Jae-woong’s glove and became an infield hit.
Lotte, who continued the chance of 1 company, 1st and 2nd base with Han Dong-hee’s left-handed hit, scored a first point with a timely double hit by Yoo Gang-nam directly hitting the right-middle fence.
In the continued 1 out 2 and 3 base, Ahn Kwon-soo pulled out a timely hit with 2 RBIs rolling to the left center.
Lotte added 1 point with Park Seung-wook hitting a double at the right time to the left in the 2nd and 3rd base, which was followed by Ahn Kwon-soo’s stolen base and Kim Min-seok’s true base. Then, as Jeon Jun-woo’s batted ball hit the pitcher and became an infield hit, Park Seung-wook went home and widened the score to 5-0.
With Ahn Chi-Hong’s hit, Lotte again had a chance for 2nd 1st and 2nd base, and Yoon Dong-hee, who entered the plate again as the batsman turned, added 1 point by hitting a left-handed hit at the right time.
Kiwoom, who had been dragged along, caught up with 5 points in the 9th inning.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Kim Dong-heon hit two RBIs with the bases loaded with two outs, and went on the chase, and Lim Ji-yeol picked up a walk to push back in the chance to load the bases again with a ball that hit Hyung-Jong Lee, making up for one more point. Then Lim Byung-wook hit a right-handed hit with 2 RBIs.
However, as Lee Jung-hoo retreated with a pitcher ground ball, he knelt down to Lotte.
Lotte finishing pitcher Kim Won-joong, who took the mound with two outs and bases loaded at the end of the 9th inning when the team was chased by 6-2, gave up one run in ⅓ innings and made an embarrassing save. This is his 12th save of the season (2 wins, 1 loss).
The joys and sorrows of the starting pitcher who played well were also mixed. Barnes earned his third win (two losses) of the season, while Choi Won-tae swallowed regret in the silence of the batting line and the fire of the bullpen.
In the Lotte batting line, Park Seung-wook played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 1 RBI, and Ahn Kwon-soo played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 1 RBI.
Kim Jae-woong, who took the mound after Choi Won-tae in the beginning of the 7th inning, gave up 4 runs on 4 hits in ⅓ innings and took his 2nd loss of the season (1 win, 5 saves).
At the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, the KIA Tigers beat the LG Twins 6-3. KIA Tigers left-hander Ace Yang Hyeon-jong also embraced his 162nd victory in his career.
Yang Hyeon-jong did his part with 7 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs in 6⅔ innings. Yang Hyeon-jong, who was replaced in the 7th inning with KIA leading 6-3, with 2 out 1st and 2nd base, became the winning pitcher as KIA won without allowing a reversal.
With this, Yang Hyeon-jong earned his 3rd win (1 loss) of the season and his 162nd victory in his personal career.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who was tied for second place with Jeong Min-cheol with 161 wins in the career rankings, rose to second place alone.
Now, in the history of the KBO League, the only pitcher who has won more victories than Yang Hyeon-jong is Song Jin-woo. Song Jin-woo is ranked first in this category with a total of 210 wins.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who pitched 8 scoreless innings against SSG in Gwangju on the 9th and reported his 161st victory, failed to win in the next two games, but succeeded in ranking second in the third challenge.
The KIA lineup hit 10 hits and succeeded in reversing, giving Yang Hyeon-jong a boost to his victory.
At the end of the first inning, KIA scored first with Choi Hyung-woo’s sacrifice fly, but Yang Hyeon-jong contributed 3 points at the beginning of the second inning and turned it over.
However, it worked 4 times.
At the end of the 4th inning, Hyung-Woo Choi’s walk and Sun-Bin Kim’s hit resulted in 1 run, 1st and 2nd bases, and Byun Woo-Hyuk hit the right-handed hit at the right time.
KIA overturned the game 4-3 with pinch hitter Lee Chang-jin hitting a double that cut through the middle of the right in the continued 1st out, 1st and 2nd base, bringing all the runners home.
At the end of the 5th inning, KIA added 1 point by Kim Seon-bin’s double at the right time to the left at the 1st and 2nd base. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Park Chan-ho made a timely hit with Lee Chang-jin’s walk and Kim Ho-ryeong’s sacrifice bunt to run first out and second base, and ran away to 6-3.
When Yang Hyeon-jong created a crisis with 2 companies 1st and 2nd base at the beginning of the 7th inning, KIA chose to replace. Choi Ji-min, who came to the mound afterward, continued the crisis with the bases loaded with a catcher’s fastball and a walk, but kept the lead by handling Oh Ji-hwan’s beating.
Choi Ji-min also blocked the 8th inning with no runs, and in the beginning of the 9th, KIA finishing pitcher Jeong Hae-young took over the mound. Jung Hae-young got 3 hits and brought the bases loaded crisis, but Seong-joo Moon and Oh Ji-hwan were the best hits to protect the team and Hyeon-jong Yang’s victory, earning their 6th save of the season (3 wins, 1 loss).
KIA, who broke a two-game losing streak, maintained 6th place with a record of 20 wins and 21 losses.
LG, who had 29 wins, 1 draw and 16 losses with two consecutive victories, was chased by 0.5 game by 2nd place SSG, which did not play due to rain.
At Daegu Samsung Lions Park, KT Wiz defeated Samsung Lions 5-3.
KT, who succeeded in reversing the atmosphere by beating Samsung for two days in a row and running 4 consecutive wins, maintained a tie for 9th place with 16 wins, 2 draws and 26 losses.
7th place Samsung, which suffered three consecutive losses, became 18-25.
KT’s lineup harassed the Samsung mound with 13 hits.
Veteran infielder Kim Sang-soo, who became a free agent (FA) after the 2022 season and transferred from Samsung to KT, wielded a powerful blow with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats and put a dagger into his team.
KT starter Wes Benjamin, backed by the support of the other line, won 6 wins (3 losses) of the season by giving up 4 hits (1 home run), 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 5 innings. Ranked 3rd in most wins for the season.
Samsung foreign ace David Buchanan was beaten with 11 hits in 4 innings and collapsed with 5 runs. Buchanan, who showed a sluggish appearance, recorded his 3rd loss (3 wins) of the season.
KT overcame the baseline by scoring 2 points each in the 2nd and 3rd innings.
In the top of the second inning, Moon Sang-cheol’s hit and Oh Yoon-seok’s double made the runner home on third base with Kim Min-hyeok’s squeeze bunt at second and third base.
In the continued 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases, Kim Sang-soo struck a right-handed hit at the right time.
Samsung caught up with Kang Min-ho’s left-handed solo home run (Season 6) at the end of the second inning, but KT ran away again in the top of the third inning. Park Byeong-ho’s hit and Jang Seong-wu’s double hit two outs and Kang Baek-ho hit a timely hit with two RBIs in the middle left.
In the beginning of the 4th inning, KT hit a timely hit in the middle of the right by Byeong-ho Park from 1 company, 1st and 2nd base, widening the score to 5-1.
At the end of the 5th inning, Benjamin contributed 1 run on a pushout walk, but KT, who was chased, won by 3 points as the bullpen fought hard. Kim Min-soo, Lee Chae-ho, Joo-kwon, and Son Dong-hyeon took the mound in turn and blocked one inning each with no runs.
Son Dong-hyun, who took the mound at the bottom of the 9th inning, made a tripartite inning and reported a save. This is the first save that Son Dong-hyun, who made his professional debut in 2019, made in the 5th year of his debut.
At Changwon NC Park, the Hanwha Eagles defeated the NC Dinos 5-0.
Hanwha, who avenged the loss the previous day, maintained a tie for 9th place with 16 wins, 2 draws and 26 losses. NC, who had 22 wins and 22 losses, was pushed from a tie for 4th to 5th.
Hanwha foreign pitcher Felix Pena led the Hanwha victory by showing good pitching with 5 hits, 4 strikeouts and 4 walks in 6 innings. Pena tasted the 4th win (4 losses) of the season.
With Pena’s good fight, Hanwha took the lead by scoring 3 points in the 5th inning.
In the top of the 5th inning, when Lee Jin-young sacrificed a sacrifice bunt on 1st and 2nd base, Jang Jin-hyeok, who was on second base, came home as the opponent shortstop made an error.
Moon Hyun-bin hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs on second and third base.
Even the bullpen continued pitching scoreless, Hanwha kept the lead. In the beginning of the 8th inning, when Roh Si-hwan grounded from 1 out 1 and 3 base, 3rd base runner Jeong Eun-won stepped home with a fielder choice and added 1 point.스포츠토토
Afterwards, Jang Jin-hyeok hit a sacrifice fly in the first run with bases loaded, and Hanwha took a 5-0 lead.
NC starter Lee Jae-hak pitched well with 2 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 6 innings, but suffered a yoke of defeat in the silence of the batting line. It’s the first loss of the season.
Meanwhile, the match between SSG and Doosan Bears, which was scheduled to be held at Jamsil Stadium, was canceled due to rain. Delayed matches will be scheduled at a later date.