KT Wiz overcame a 3-point disadvantage and escaped a 4-game losing streak with a dramatic walk-off victory.
KT won 4-3 in the home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 6th, recording 64 wins, 1 draw, and 51 losses (0.557). On the other hand, LG, which failed to secure a winning series, had 68 wins, 2 draws, and 44 losses (0.607).카지노
KT: Min-hyuk Kim (right fielder) – Jae-gyun Hwang (third baseman) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Byeong-ho Park (designated hitter) – Seong-woo Jang (catcher) – Yun-seok Oh (first baseman) – Ho-yeon Lee (second baseman) – Jeong-dae Bae (center fielder) – Jun Jang The lineup was organized in the order of Won (shortstop). Wes Benjamin, who has many good memories against LG, took on the important starting role.
LG has Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) – Shin Min-jae (second baseman) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Austin Dean (designated hitter) – Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Kim Min-seong (first baseman) – Park Hae-min (center fielder) ) The lineup was organized in that order. The starting pitcher is Casey Kelly.
Until the middle of the game, it was a tight pitching battle between the starting pitchers of both teams. Not only Benjamin, who was strong against LG, but also Kelly, who had some ups and downs this season, continued to cruise with stable pitch control.
The team that took the lead was LG. In the top of the 6th inning, with 1 out and runner Shin Min-jae on back-to-back hits by Shin Min-jae and Kim Hyun-soo, LG put the runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out and 3rd base runner Shin Min-jae scoring on Austin’s sacrifice fly to take the lead. In the top of the 8th inning, Shin Min-jae, who got on base with a walk with one out, took advantage of a stolen base and the opposing catcher’s throwing error to advance to third base, and Kim Hyun-soo called third base runner Shin Min-jae home with a hit that passed the first baseman’s height.
LG, ahead by 2 points, had a chance to score with Kim Min-seong’s ball hitting the body and Park Hae-min’s hit with 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning, and added one more point when Hong Chang-ki’s 1-run double hit with 2 outs and runners on first and second base. However, they were unable to run further as first base runner Park Hae-min was tagged out while trying to reach home. The score is 3-0.
After Kelly, LG finished the bottom of the 8th inning with Kim Jin-seong and Baek Seung-hyun taking charge of ⅔ innings and ⅓ innings, respectively, and then left the bottom of the 9th inning to closing pitcher Ko Woo-seok. Although he threw 22 pitches the day before, the bench judged that there would be no difficulty in Ko Woo-seok’s ability to handle consecutive pitches.
KT didn’t just back down. Moon Sang-cheol, who stepped in as a pinch hitter in place of leadoff hitter Song Min-seop in the bottom of the 9th inning, kept the spark alive with a double that hit the left field wall, and followed up with follow-up hitter Jang Seong-woo’s 1 RBI and timely hit to make it 1-3. From this point on, the atmosphere began to change strangely.
After Ahn Chi-young struck out on first base with no outs, Park Kyung-soo walked after a full count, and Bae Jeong-dae hit a timely hit with one RBI, narrowing the gap between the two teams to one point. In addition, with one out and runners on first and second base, even Kim Sang-soo got on base with a walk, leaving all bases full.
When Kim Min-hyuk’s ground ball to first base with one out and bases loaded, third base runner Kyung-soo Park was forced out at home, but ‘veteran’ Hwang Jae-gyun finished the game. With the ball count of 2-2, Go Woo-seok’s slider was pulled on the fifth pitch, and the ground ball with a high bounce grazed the glove of third baseman Bo-kyung Moon and went into the outfield, where third base runner Bae Jeong-dae and second base runner Kim Sang-su came home side by side. It was a moment of stark contrast between the joys and sorrows of the two teams.
On this day, starting pitcher Benjamin achieved a quality start plus with 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run in 7 innings, while Son Dong-hyun and Kim Young-hyun each allowed 1 run (unearned) in 1 inning and 1 run in ⅔ innings. Jo Yi-hyun, who pitched ⅓ innings with 4 balls, earned a relief win. This is the first win since transferring to KT, and including the SSG Landers era, it has been 697 days since the Incheon Lotte Giants match on October 9, 2021.
In the batting lineup, Hwang Jae-gyun, who had a walk-off hit, recorded 3 hits in 5 at-bats and 2 RBIs, and Bae Jeong-dae, who played against his home team, also did his part with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI, 1 walk, and 1 run.
On the other hand, LG was upset by Go Woo-seok’s poor performance despite starter Kelly’s excellent pitching of 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, and no runs. He showed his will to win to the extent of pulling out the Go Woo-seok card two days in a row, but the game ended without any significant results.