The LG Twins will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they travel to Daegu.
LG, led by manager Yoon Kyung-yeop, will host the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Thursday at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. LG, which leads the head-to-head series 8-1 after nine games, will confirm its dominance over Samsung in the 2023 season with a win. It would also extend the team’s winning streak to eight games from seven.안전놀이터
Starting on the mound will be Lee Ji-gang. She is 12-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 36 innings pitched in 12 games this season, and in her most recent outing against the Doosan Bears on April 29, she gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4⅓ innings.
Unable to get past the fifth inning at the time, Lee had to postpone his debut win until another time, but he settled in and shut down the Doosan bats in the fourth inning. This earned her one more start.
However, Lee Ji-gang was tasked with going the distance. LG used a whopping seven bullpen pitchers in the previous day’s game against the Kiwoom Heroes, so they have limited bullpen resources to utilize in Game 4.
‘Closers’ Ko Woo-seok and Baek Seung-hyun will be rested. In Ko’s place, Yoo Young-chan will be in charge of the back end. As for Baek Seung-hyun, he will not take the mound against Samsung on April 4 as the coaching staff has a policy of not pitching back-to-back games on weekdays.
Jung Woo-young, who pitched back-to-back games in Kiwoom on the second and third days, is also supposed to be rested, but the player himself has expressed his desire to pitch, so he may be able to pitch a third game in some cases. Before the game, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “There are many pitchers who are taking a break. Today, Lee Ji-gang should go long. We don’t have a bullpen,” and expressed his expectations for Lee Ji-gang’s performance.