Hwang Jae-gyun (36, KT) saved the team from a 4-game losing streak. Second place KT is chasing leader LG again by 5.5 games.먹튀검증
KT won a close 4-3 victory in the Suwon professional baseball home game on the 6th.
Jae-gyun Hwang came to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, when the game was tied 2-3, and hit a timely 2-RBI hit against LG’s closing pitcher Ko Woo-seok (25), deciding the game.
In a ball count of 2 balls and 2 strikes, Go Woo-seok threw a 145 km/h cutter and Hwang Jae-gyun caught it.
The ball, which bounced in front of home plate, hit the glove of LG third baseman Moon Bo-kyung (23) and then flowed toward left field.
Meanwhile, Bae Jeong-dae (28), who was on third base, as well as second base runner Kim Sang-soo (33) hit home, ending the game.
Hwang Jae-gyun thus recorded his 9th personal walk-off hit.
Jae-gyun Hwang said, “Rather than wanting to finish without fail, I think my mindset was, ‘What I couldn’t hit yesterday, I have to hit today.’”
Hwang Jae-gyun was the batter who confirmed the team’s defeat the previous day when he struck out Go Woo-seok in the bottom of the 9th inning when the score was 4-5 with 2 outs and runners on first base.
KT Hwang Jae-gyun hit a walk-off hit against LG closing pitcher Ko Woo-seok. Provided by KT
On this day, KT was trailing LG 0-3 when they started attacking in the bottom of the 9th inning.
However, after pinch hitter Moon Sang-cheol (32), who was the leadoff hitter, reached base with a double, the next hitter Jang Seong-woo (33) called Moon Sang-cheol home.
Go Woo-seok struck out pinch hitter Ahn Chi-young (25) on three pitches, but gave up a walk to Park Gyeong-soo (39), putting the runners on first and second base with one out.
Bae Jeong-dae then brought Jang Seong-woo home with a heavy hit, and Kim Sang-soo walked, leaving the bases loaded with one out.
Then, when Kim Min-hyuk (28) grounded out in front of the first baseman, second base runner Kyung-soo Park, who was running home, was caught, leaving the bases loaded with two outs.
If LG erased just one out count, LG could continue its win for two days in a row from the previous day, but in the end, it was defeated by Hwang Jae-gyun.
If KT wins on the 7th, they can chase LG by 4.5 games.
Jae-gyun Hwang said, “If you look up and chase after it, you might get caught by the team below. He said, “If we start by winning the games we need to win, there will be good results.”
KT Benjamin is recording an ERA of 0.83 against LG. Provided by KT
KT starter Benjamin (30) failed to add a win that day, but continued his ‘LG killer’ mode by allowing 1 run in 7 innings.
As of today, Benjamin has pitched in 5 games against LG and has 4 wins, recording an ERA of 0.83.
For LG, this is a performance that will inevitably be burdensome to meet on the ‘Autumn Baseball’ stage.
Benjamin said, “I think LG is strong because there are many left-handed hitters in LG.”
On the other hand, Cuevas (33), another KT foreign pitcher, is weak against LG, with a career ERA of 8.53.
Cuevas came off the mound the previous day after giving up 4 runs in 3 innings.
He was lucky that he got off the mound in a hurry because rain stopped the game for 104 minutes.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “(LG batters) hit like batting balls. “I won’t use it (against LG) in the future,” he sighed.
KIA Na Seong-beom (right), who succeeded in hitting a home run record against his former club. Newsis
5th place KIA defeated home team Doosan 7-1 in Jamsil and continued its 9-game winning streak.
It has been 10 years, 2 months and 17 days (3730 days) since June 8-20, 2013 that KIA recorded 9 consecutive wins.
If KIA defeats Doosan on the 7th, they can record their 10th consecutive win in 5,139 days since July 30 to August 11, 2009.
However, 4th place NC, which was ahead of KIA by 0.5 games, also defeated Kiwoom 8-2 in the Changwon home game that day, and KIA was unable to improve its ranking.
KIA took the lead first with Na Seong-beom (34)’s two-run home run (15th of the season) in the top of the third inning on this day.
In the top of the fourth inning, Park Chan-ho (28) hit a timely hit on first and second base with no outs, and then Kim Do-young (20) hit a two-run home run (fourth of the season) to take the lead to 5-0.
KIA then scored 5 runs in the top of the 4th inning to take a 7-0 lead as Socrates (31) hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs with one out and runners on second and third base.
Doosan had to be satisfied with avoiding a loss as Park Ji-hoon (23) hit a timely double while pinch hitter Park Jun-young (26), who got on base with a left-field hit in the bottom of the 9th inning, ended up on second base due to an indifferent stolen base.
Lotte’s Na Kyun-an set a new personal record for the most pitches (115). Provided by Lotte
7th place Lotte lost to 8th place Samsung 2-7 in their home game in Ulsan.
Lotte starting pitcher Na Kyun-an (25) threw 115 pitches, the most in his career, on this day, striking out 8 and allowing 1 run (non-earned) in 6 innings.
During the defense in the top of the second inning, shortstop Goodrum (31) missed an ordinary infield fly ball and gave up one run through a sacrifice fly, but did not give up a single run in the rest of the inning.
Lotte’s batting lineup also scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, and Na Kyun-an left the mound having met the requirements of a winning pitcher.
However, Na Kyun-an’s victory was lost when Choi Jun-yong, Lotte’s second pitcher on the mound in the top of the 7th inning, gave up a timely 2-run double to right-center field to Samsung’s third batter Koo Ja-wook (30) with one out and runners on first and third base.
Jin-wook Kim (21), who took the mound in the top of the 8th inning, allowed three consecutive walks to batters, and the mood completely shifted towards Samsung.
Kim Jin-wook struck out leadoff hitter Oh Jae-il (37), but gave up a double to the next hitter Ryu Ji-hyuk (29).
Afterwards, he gave up consecutive walks to Jae-Hyeon Lee (20), Ji-Chan Kim (22), and Hyun-Jun Kim (21), allowing one run by pushing them out.
The Lotte dugout tried to change the atmosphere by replacing the pitcher, but Jin Seung-hyeon (20) gave up a walk to Koo Ja-wook and then got hit by Kang Min-ho (38, Samsung) with two RBIs and a timely hit, so they had to raise the white flag.
Hanwha won 6-5 over SSG in a close game in the 11th inning of overtime in the home game in Daejeon and moved out of last place.
Hanwha, which was trailing 4-5 in the bottom of the 9th inning, knocked out SSG’s closing pitcher Seo Jin-yong (31) to tie the score at 5-5. In the bottom of the 11th inning, when Jeong Eun-won (23) had a chance to load the bases with one out, Jang Jin-hyuk (23), who was on third base, hit a pitcher’s infield hit. 30) was called home and the game ended.
With this win, Hanwha, with 45 wins, 6 draws, and 62 losses (winning rate 0.421), surpassed Kiwoom (51 wins, 3 draws, 72 losses, winning rate 0.415) and rose to 9th place.
SSG Choi Jeong (36) hit a double in the top of the third inning and then hit home when the next batter, Heredia (32), hit a double, scoring the 1,356th run of his career.
It was the moment when Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (47), the ‘Lion King’, rewrote the record for highest career score set during his active career.
However, Choi Jeong-do could not laugh to his heart’s content as the team ended up losing.