LG captain Oh Ji-hwan made up for his mistake by scoring the tying and winning runs. LG started a winning streak.
The LG Twins came from behind to win 2-1 against the Samsung Lions in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 2023 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th. With their second straight win, following their victory over Hanwha in Daejeon on the 11th, LG remained in second place with 35 wins, two draws, and 23 losses, a winning percentage of 0.603.
It was a pitcher’s duel with no runs scored until the fourth inning. LG’s Adam Plutko, who is fourth in the league in ERA, pitched a two-hit shutout, while Samsung’s Choi Chae-heung, who retired from commerce on the 12th, pitched a two-hit shutout with one strikeout.
The balance was broken in the fifth inning. Samsung took the lead with an RBI single two batters later.
In the top of the fifth, Lee Jae-hyun reached first base on an error by the shortstop. The next batter, Ryu Seung-min, hit a grounder to shortstop, but Lee was safe at second base. With two on and two out, Kim Young-woong, the No. 9 hitter, emerged as the hero of the game. Kim worked a full count against Plutko and then hit a six-pitch cutter that rolled into the right-field corner.
Choi pitched five and a third scoreless innings until the bottom of the sixth. He overcame two bases-loaded walks in the second and fifth innings to earn the win in his first start with the first team the very next day after being released from the commercial baseball team on the 12th.
However, the one-point lead was not enough to secure the victory. LG tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, leadoff hitter Oh Ji-hwan doubled to right field to put runners on the corners again. Moon Bo-kyung, who had doubled earlier in the at-bat, laid down a sacrifice bunt this time. With runners on first and third, LG tied the game at 1-1 with Lee Jae-won’s sacrifice fly to right field.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, LG took advantage of a leadoff walk by Kim Min-sung. Kim put runners on first and second with a bunt, but Austin Dean was stopped at shortstop by Lee Jae-hyun.
Samsung skipped Park Dong-won and opted to go with Oh Ji-hwan, and it paid off.
With runners on first and second, Oh lined a grounder to shortstop. He scored the tying run in the seventh and the winning run in the eighth, making up for the runs he gave up in the previous five innings due to errors.
With a one-run lead, LG immediately brought in closer Go Woo-seok. Two batters later, he gave up the first hit of his career to Samsung rookie Ryu Seung-min, but did not allow a run to score to earn his third save of the season. 토토사이트
LG starter Adam Plutko pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out six and walking one to extend his unbeaten streak to 13 games this season. Jung Woo-young in the seventh and Ham Deok-ju in the eighth pitched one scoreless inning each. Ham Deok-ju earned the save.