Defeat Samsung 9-3… 3 consecutive games ‘sweeping’
Gold, sluggish, 3 hits, 2 RBIs
Pro baseball LG swept 3 consecutive matches against Samsung during the week and succeeded in recapturing the lead in 14 days.
In the 2023 KBO League home game against Samsung held at 안전놀이터Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th, LG showed concentration by scoring 7 points in the 6th inning and beat Samsung 9-3. LG, who made the season record 37 wins, 2 draws and 23 losses by catching 3 consecutive matches against Samsung and running 4 consecutive wins, overcame SSG (36 wins, 1 draw and 23 losses), who lost 3-8 to KT on the same day, by 0.5 game difference. After 14 days, it rose to the top.
On this day, more than anything, LG was glad that Yasu-jin, Kim Hyeon-soo (35, photo), who was the best player, hit a home run for the first time in 64 days since the match against Lotte on April 12, announcing a revival. Kim Hyun-soo lifted Hwang Dong-jae’s high-driving fork ball and passed it over the right fence in the 4th inning, 0-3 behind. Kim Hyun-soo, who wielded a batting average of 0.400 until April, suffered from extreme sluggishness with a batting average of 0.148 (12 hits in 91 at-bats) during the month of May. Kim Hyun-soo, who showed signs of coming back to life from the middle of this month, posted 3 hits and 2 RBIs, including a home run, on this day, signaling that his sense of hitting had completely returned.
Excluding Kim Hyun-soo’s home run, the LG lineup, which had been silenced by Hwang Dong-jae, Samsung’s 4th year rookie starter, exploded from the 6th inning when Hwang Dong-jae went down the mound. Kim Hyeon-soo, who started as the lead batter, got on base with a left-middle hit from the changed pitcher Hong Jeong-woo, and then Austin exploded a two-run gun to tie the game at once. Afterwards, he tied 6 hits and an opponent’s error to score 5 runs, widening the score to 8-3 and securing the victory.
Samsung only recorded 67 pitches until the 5th inning, and it was a defeat for Hwang Dong-jae, who threw well, early. In addition, it was regrettable that the pitcher who changed was Hong Jeong-woo, who played the role of the pursuit group, not the Pilseung group. Only after Hong Jeong-woo and Woo Kyu-min allowed a come-from-behind 5-3, right-hander Lee Seung-hyun of Pil Seung-jo was put up. Due to pitching management that I don’t understand in many ways, I gave up all 3 consecutive games during the week.
NC defeated Doosan 10-3 in Changwon, and KIA defeated Kiwoom 8-4 at Gocheok Dome.