After the unfortunate first episode, perfect pitches continued.
LG Twins Lee Min-ho finished his first game with a great pitch in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 5th.
Lee Min-ho started this day, recording 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs in 5.1 innings.
Episode 1 was unlucky. Boasting a good pitch, he played head-to-head with Kiwoom’s other line, but lost 2 runs due to a parade of mistakes by Soo-jin Ya. He was able to block cleanly, so the start was disappointing.
He allowed a hit after a 7-pitch game with lead hitter Lee Yong-gyu. Afterwards, Oh Ji-hwan’s error in Kim Hye-sung’s ground ball situation led to a safe 1st and 2nd base crisis. The next hitter Kim Woong-bin also seemed to have a ground ball, but Moon Bo-gyeong made a mistake, and eventually gave up 1 run and went to second and third base safely.
Lee Min-ho couldn’t help but be shaken. In the end, despite Edison Russell’s ground ball, he could not catch an outcount and gave up 2 points. It is Lee Min-ho who did not give additional points after that. There was no earned run due to Yasujin’s defensive mistake, but it was more regrettable 2 points because the possibility of no runs was high.
However, Lee Min-ho quickly rearranged himself. He boasted of a ‘vibranium mental’. After the messy first episode, the second episode continued with a good fight. He ended the 2nd and 4th innings with a tripartite offense, and in the 3rd inning, no extra points were awarded thanks to Moon Seong-joo’s hospitable defense.
In the 5th inning, except for the hit to Kim Woong-bin, Lee Yong-gyu, Kim Hye-seong, and Russell were caught, and Kiwoom’s top batting line was put to rest. In the 6th inning, his power eventually fell, and after one out, Kim Tae-jin allowed a hit and was replaced with Lim Chan-gyu. Fortunately, Lim Chan-gyu took care of Lee Ji-young and Lim Byung-wook and did not concede any additional points.
Lee Min-ho’s pitching was impressive enough. His pitches were also economical. Lee Min-ho, who threw 35 balls in the first inning, cooked the Kiwoom batting line without much effort with 9 in the 2nd, 14 in the 3rd, 7 in the 4th, and 13 in the 5th. In the 6th inning when he was out of power, he threw 10 against both batters, but considering the shock in the 1st inning, it was equal to the tax.
Above all, his defense was also stable after the first inning. In pitching based on good pitches, there were many ground balls in front of the pitcher by Kiwoom hitters. Lee Min-ho didn’t miss a single one and neatly threw and out counted to first base.먹튀검증
Thanks to the good pitching of ‘Young Ace’, LG was able to continue the close battle situation even in the first self-destruction. However, it could not give Lee Min-ho the conditions for victory. His batting line was completely blocked by Choi Won-tae, and he was 1-2 inferior, rather Lee Min-ho, who was in danger of defeat.