LG succeeded in counterattacking against KIA, which suffered the only sweeping defeat this season. The four-game losing streak against KIA, which began last year, came to an end.
The LG Twins started their winning streak by winning 5-3 against the KIA Tigers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 26th. The 4th consecutive loss against KIA, which started from the Gwangju game on October 6 last year, has also ended.
This season, they gave up all of their first three games. From April 28th to 30th, LG suffered a sweeping defeat in three consecutive matches that brought KIA home. As of May 26, it remains LG’s only 3 consecutive losses and series sweeping defeat.메이저사이트
At this time, LG sent Im Chan-gyu, Kang Hyo-jong, Casey Kelly, and KIA sent Yang Hyeon-jong, Sean Anderson, and Lee Eui-ri as starters. It was a game that was pushed from the starting matchup. Among them, only Lim Chan-kyu performed well with 2 runs and 1 earned run in 5⅓ innings, while Kang Hyo-jong (2 runs in 2 innings, 1 earned run) and Kelly (5⅓ innings, 4 runs and 3 earned runs) struggled.
There was also a big difference in the run. LG attempted to steal 3 times in these 3 consecutive games and succeeded 2 times. However, only Jurusa came out 4 times and the checker came out twice. On the other hand, in the game on the 29th, KIA took out LG’s soul with a triple steal completed by Kim Kyu-sung’s home steal. Same goes for defense. While LG poured out 6 errors, the KIA fielders reassured the pitchers with no errors in 3 games.
Two things have changed: selection and self-destruction. I won from the starting matchup. LG sent Adam Plutko as a starting pitcher on the 26th. Plutko got 10 hits until he was replaced in the 6th inning with 2 out. In the 6th inning, Lee Woo-sung gave up a hit, and all starters even allowed a hit. However, only one runner was sent in.
Ham Deok-joo, who made a relief mound in the 6th inning with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base, calmed the crisis, and Plutko finished the game with 10 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 5⅓ innings. On the other hand, KIA starter Adonis Medina filled 6 innings, but lost 4 runs.
LG changed the way it played based on running base play after losing all three matches against KIA. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop announced a “game to leave to the batting line” from the beginning of May, and stealing attempts, which were 47 times a month in April, decreased to 22 times by the 25th in May.
Coach Kim Jong-guk also received a question about LG’s running base game before the game and said, “I seem to be restraining myself these days. We played a lot in the last series, and we prepared a lot. are doing,” he said. LG did not attempt to steal except for Park Hae-min in the 7th inning. Thanks to this, I was able to score the necessary points even after sending out fewer runners than KIA.
Long hits by Austin Dean (home run, double), Kim Min-seong (double hit), and Park Dong-won (home run) played a big part in ‘efficiency baseball’. The number of hits was 8 for LG and 13 for KIA.