Recently, LG, which showed good momentum and went well, lost all three consecutive weekend games with NC and suffered a shocking sweep.
NC Dinos won 3-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away match against the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 4th.스포츠토토
With this victory, NC maintained its 4th place in the league by marking ‘+3 wins’ with a 50% win rate with 26 wins and 23 losses. Success in the last 3 wins. On the other hand, LG recorded 32 wins, 1 draw and 20 losses while losing 3 consecutive games. LG suffered a home sweep loss against NC after 2191 days (about 6 years) since June 2-4, 2017 (1-4, 3-4, 5-6 loss). League ranking is 2nd. It is one game to ride with the leading SSG. It is also one game to ride with Lotte in third place.
LG lost 2-9 after only 6 hits in the first game of a 3-game series against NC this weekend. In the game on the 3rd, he had 9 hits, one more than NC, but lost 3-7 due to lack of concentration. And he gave up even the game that day and bowed his head with three straight losses. It was about a month after LG lost three consecutive matches against KIA in Jamsil from April 28 to 30. Now, LG will engage in six consecutive expeditions from Kiwoom (Gocheok) to Hanwha (Daejeon) next week. NC moves to Daegu and plays 3 consecutive matches with Samsung during the week, and then brings SSG to the home room on the weekend to play 3 consecutive matches at home.
Instead of registering Go Woo-seok, Baek Seung-hyun, and Lee Ji-gang in the first-team entry ahead of the match, LG canceled Lee Woo-chan, Lee Sang-gyu, and Seong Dong-hyun from the first-team entry at once. Before the game, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “We put players with good hitting feel in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It was uncomfortable ahead of this NC game. NC was at a point where the batting pace was rising and we were falling.” “Today is bullpen day, so I think you can see it. I hope Lee Ji-gang throws well up to the 3rd inning. Go Woo-seok will definitely go out in the 9th inning. Adapting to the game is important, so he will go out regardless of whether he leads or not.”
NC also made changes to the entry. Instead of calling up Park Seok-min and Kim Han-byeol to the first team, Park Min-woo and Oh Tae-yang were eliminated from the first team entry. NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “Park Seok-min has improved a lot recently and was called up. It was good to play the game at Futures. The hamstring part has also almost recovered. Also, we thought about the lack of infield resources in our team. On the other hand, Park Min-woo had symptoms of a right shoulder sprain. “I thought it would be better to give him a break as the team didn’t get better. For the time being, our team’s starting rotation will go to Lee Jae-hak, Choi Seong-young, and Lee Yong-jun. Shin Min-hyeok is in the starting rotation for the Futures, and Song Myeong-ki will be used as a bullpen.” .
◆ LG starter Lee Ji-gang’s quick-hook win rate, the concentration of the NC batting line shone… and ‘super strong’ Ham Deok-ju’s unfortunate ‘injury plate’
NC scored twice and overpowered LG. After Martin, the lead batter, went to base with a hit to left-center, Kwon Hee-dong and Park Seok-min both retreated with outfield fly balls. However, Park Sae-hyeok went on base with a walk after a 9-pitch game against Lee Ji-gang, and when Kim Joo-won next batted, a wild pitch came out and he was on second and third base. In the end, Joo-Won Kim scored a 2-RBI left-handed hit to take a 2-0 lead.
LG faced off with a bullpen day as previously announced by manager Yeom. With two consecutive losses already, Monday is a rest day. I felt the will to win this game without fail. Accordingly, Yoo Young-chan was selected as the second pitcher while raising the number of wins by ‘quick hook’ (removing a starting pitcher with 3 runs or less before the 6th inning), which lowers starting pitcher Lee Ji-gang.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. The appearance of Lee Jae-hak, the NC starter who fights back.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. Lee Ji-gang, the starter of LG who fights back.
However, Yoo Young-chan was also shaken. He even allowed a stolen second base after giving up a walk to lead batter Son A-seop. He then gave Seo Ho-cheol a right-handed hit, causing a crisis on the 1st and 3rd bases. Park Kun-woo flew out first baseman. Here, instead of Yoo Young-chan, LG put in Ham Deok-ju, who played the role of closer in the situation where Go Woo-seok was missing. In fact, it was super strong. However, Ham Deok-ju gave Martin a timely hit that landed in front of the left fielder, making the score 3-0. Kwon Hee-dong, the follow-up, was out. End of the inning.
To make matters worse, LG faced a variable at the beginning of the 4th inning. Deok-joo Ham is out due to an injury. After striking out lead batter Park Seok-min, he was hit by Park Se-hyeok. Ham Deok-joo then led Kim Joo-won to strikeout on the 5th pitch with a miss. However, after he struck out, he hung his head and put his hands on his knees, making a somewhat uncomfortable expression. The trainer came out and checked his condition, but it seemed difficult to pitch any more. In the end, LG removed Deok-Joo Ham and put Myung-Geun Park up. The introduction of Park Myung-geun was also strong. Regarding Ham Deok-joo’s condition, an LG official said, “I replaced it to protect the player due to discomfort in the elbow area. I am currently receiving icing treatment.” Park Myeong-geun gave Do Tae-hoon a walk and seemed to be shaking, but Son A-seop finished the fourth inning with a fly ball to left field. Park Myeong-geun went on the mound in the 5th inning as well, and the NC batters were beaten in three ways.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. At the beginning of the 4th inning, LG Ham Deok-joo complained of discomfort in his elbow at 2 out 1 base, and was eventually replaced.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. NC Park Seok-min is expressing his apologies to pitcher Lee Jae-hak after missing the batted ball by LG Moon Seong-joo in a one-out situation at the bottom of the 4th inning.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. In the beginning of the 6th inning, NC Park Se-hyeok (right), who was hit by LG Jung Woo-young’s pitch, is in pain. LG catcher Heo Do-hwan comforts Park Se-hyeok.
◆ NC starter Lee Jae-hak’s no-hit fight until the 5th inning, LG faced off with a bullpen day
While the NC batters were energizing, Lee Jae-hak played a brilliant pitch on the mound. He did not allow a single hit through the fifth inning. It started off well from the first episode. Successful three-way offense by striking out Seong-joo Moon and Chang-ki Hong. In the second inning, Austin was eliminated with a looking strikeout, and then Moon Bo-kyung and Kim Hyun-soo were each caught with floating balls in the outfield. In the third episode, Lee Jae-hak gained momentum by inducing Oh Ji-hwan, Heo Do-hwan, and Shin Min-jae into a floating ball. In the 4th inning, Moon Seong-joo was induced to ground to third base after one run, but Park Seok-min’s catch error allowed him to go on base. However, he continued his good pitching by putting Hong Chang-ki out with a ground ball to third base and Austin with a floating ball to right field. In the 5th episode, he also committed a three-way offense. Moon Bo-kyung was tied with a ground ball to first base, Kim Hyun-soo with a third base ball, and Oh Ji-hwan with a floating ball to right field.
The bottom of the 6th was Lee Jae-hak’s first crisis. After giving lead hitter Heo Do-hwan a heavy hit, he advanced to second base with a wild throw. In the process, Park Se-hyeok, who had been hit by a pitch earlier, was replaced by An Joong-yeol. An NC official said, “In the beginning of the 6th inning, I changed it to protect the player with a dune in the right hip. Icing is being treated.” Lee Jae-hak continued to give Shin Min-jae a bunt hit and was driven to the first and third base crisis. But, is LG not lucky? Park Hae-min’s follow-up shot was sucked into Do Tae-hun’s glove with a straight hit from first baseman, and it was connected to a double play that put Shin Min-jae out while taking the first base base. Moon Sung-joo flys out to center fielder. It was the moment when Lee Jae-hak overcame a big loss crisis.
◆ Winning point: LG escapes with a chance to run with bases loaded in the top of the 7th inning, and only scored 1 run from the chance to 1st and 2nd base safely at the end of the 7th inning
In the top of the 7th, LG put Jin Hae-soo on the mound. NC created a scoring opportunity with Son Ah-seop’s right-handed hit after a run and stealing second base. Ho-cheol Seo and Gun-woo Park continued to pick out consecutive walks and created a chance with a full base. In fact, if Martin picks up a timely hit here, it could be a wedge hit. However, Martin bowed his head with a double hit in front of the second baseman.
It was an opportunity after a crisis. Lee Jae-hak, who was on the mound in the 7th inning. At the end of the 7th inning, Hong Chang-ki went on base with a walk after a five-pitch game, and Austin walked out with a ball that hit the first pitch. At this moment, Austin glared at Lee Jae-hak and engaged in a war of nerves for a while. Here, NC changed the pitcher to Kim Young-gyu. As soon as he got on the mound, Kim Young-gyu put Moon Bo-gyeong out with a fly ball to left field.
The next hitter is Kim Hyun-soo. At this time, catcher Ahn Joong-yeol, who had changed Kim Yeong-kyu’s pitch, threw it back (foil), and the runners advanced one base at a time. Kim Hyun-soo has a room. It was the winning point of the match that day. However, the winner was Kim Young-gyu. Inducing Kim Hyun-soo to the second base grounder, he added one outcount. In the meantime, third base runner Hong Chang-ki made up for one point by stepping home. The moment Kim Hyun-soo achieved 1300 RBIs in his 7th individual career in the KBO. LG’s momentum was so far. Kim Yeong-gyu made Oh Ji-hwan freeze with three strikes and clenched his fists.
At the beginning of the 8th inning, LG’s changed pitcher Baek Seung-hyun made a tripartite offense to the NC lineup. The NC pitcher who took the mound at the end of the 8th inning was Kim Young-gyu. After two outs, Park Hae-min was allowed a left-handed hit, but Moon Seong-joo was guided to a ground ball in front of the pitcher, making the NC fans gathered at third base go wild.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. In the bottom of the 7th inning, 1st base is safe. LG Austin goes to first base after being hit by NC Lee Jae-hak’s pitch.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. NC bullpen pitcher Kim Young-gyu is fighting back in the 7th inning.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. In the 9th episode, Go Woo-seok is fighting back.
◆ At the bottom of the 9th inning, a golden opportunity came to LG with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. However, the batting line did not explode in the end… Kim Hyun-soo, Oh Ji-hwan struck out on consecutive swings.
9th inning. As announced, LG put Go Woo-seok on the mound. The momentum was good. Leading batter Kim Joo-won was treated as a knockout with a 10th pitch after a full count match. Then, Do Tae-hun was grounded to second base on the fifth pitch, and Son A-seop was also grounded to second base on the fourth pitch. The maximum velocity of the fastball reached 153 km.
And in the bottom of the 9th inning, LG’s last attack. After picking out a walk by the lead hitter, he was replaced by the lead runner Lee Joo-hyung. However, on the ball count of 2-2, Austin made a big mistake on the 6th pitch curve. strike out. LG continued to have opportunities for 1st and 2nd base with Moon Bo-kyung walking on base again. The next hitter is Kim Hyun-soo. However, in 2-2, he struck out on a forkball on the 5th pitch and bowed his head. Even Oh Ji-hwan, who came out next, made NC fans hot by turning Kim Si-hoon into a strikeout on a swing.
Lee Jae-hak succeeded in achieving his first win of the season by fighting against 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 hit ball, 3 strikeouts and 1 run (own charge) in 6 innings. Then, after Kim Yeong-gyu overcame the crisis well with 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run, Kim Si-hoon took responsibility for the 9th inning and 1 inning without a run and kept the victory. In the other lineup, Seo Ho-cheol and Martin recorded 7 hits, including multi-hits.
LG raised a total of 8 pitchers. Lee Ji-gang was knocked out early with 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 2 runs (2 earned) in 2 innings. Then, Yoo Young-chan scored 1 run in ⅓ innings, followed by Him Deok-joo (1 1/3 innings), Park Myung-geun (1 1/3 innings), Jung Woo-young (1 inning), Jin Hae-soo (1 inning), Baek Seung-hyeon (1 inning), and Ko Woo-seok (1 inning). came out one after another. The batting line only had 3 sporadic hits (Park Hae-min, Heo Do-hwan, Shin Min-jae).
After the game, NC Kim Joo-won said, “It wasn’t a satisfactory game as a whole today, but I was fortunate and happy to be able to score first. It wasn’t a swing that I said, but as the check swing worked, it seems that the ‘oops’ feeling luckily went in the direction where there were no defenders. I will do my best in every game and show a good figure until the end.
Coach Kang In-kwon of the ‘Seungjang’ said, “Starter Lee Jae-hak created an opportunity to win with great pitching. Today, more than anyone else, the fans who cheered enthusiastically from the third base side and the desire of the players who absolutely want to win gathered together to win a streak. I think there was. As much as I finished the weekend well, I will try my best to play a good game next week.”
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. Kim Hyun-soo is feeling regret after striking out in the ninth inning.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. LG players greet fans after the game.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. NC coach Kang In-kwon applauds after the game.
NC Dinos and LG Twins had a confrontation in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. NC Kim Si-hoon roars after the ninth inning game.
NC Dinos vs LG Twins starting lineup (June 4, Jamsil Stadium, 15,096 people)
- NC Dinos : Son A-seop (right fielder) – Seo Ho-cheol (2nd baseman) – Park Gun-woo (designated hitter) – Jason Martin (center fielder) – Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder) – Park Seok-min (3rd baseman) – Park Se-hyeok (catcher) – Kim Joo-won (shortstop) -Do Tae-hun (1st baseman). Starting pitcher Lee Jae-hak.
- LG Twins : Park Hae-min (center fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) – Hong Chang-gi (designated hitter) – Austin Dean (1st baseman) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Heo Do-hwan (catcher) – Shin Min-jae ( second baseman). The starting pitcher is Lee Ji-gang.