LG won 8-3 in the first game of the double header against SSG in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 17th.
LG went on a 3-game winning streak with 73 wins, 2 draws, and 47 losses, while SSG lost 4 games in a row with 62 wins, 2 draws, and 58 losses.
Austin served as first baseman and fourth hitter. Austin, who was trying to catch Choo Shin-soo’s batted ball in the top of the first inning, made a catching error and was disappointed. He expressed regret as he explained the situation to Choo Shin-soo, who reached first base.
SSG took the lead with Heredia hitting a single with 2 outs and Park Seong-han’s 2 RBIs at 2nd and 3rd base with 2 outs.
Austin, who came to bat with one out in the bottom of the 4th inning when LG was trailing 2-1, hit Gwang-Hyun Kim’s 137km slider on the first pitch and hit a tying home run that went over the left-center wall. It was a home run that flew like a bullet at 170 km/h. 메이저사이트
Austin was happy as if he had made up for his mistake and walked around the field in celebration, rejoicing with coach Yeom Kyung-gyeop and his fellow players.
However, in the top of the 5th inning, SSG Hanyu Island’s infield hit put them on 1st and 3rd base, and Choi Joo-hwan’s timely hit made it 3-2.
After Shin Min-jae hit a single in the bottom of the 6th inning, the game was stopped for about 70 minutes due to sudden rain and then resumed. LG won 8-3, adding 3 runs each in the bottom of the 6th and 8th innings.
LG Go Woo-seok took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd base on base and escaped the crisis by striking out Kim Kang-min and getting Choo Shin-soo on a fly to center field. Go Woo-seok, who was on the mound in the top of the 9th inning, ended the game without allowing a run.
LG starter Lee Jeong-yong allowed 3 runs (1 earned), 6 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 1 in 5 innings, and Go Woo-seok recorded his 14th save of the season.
LG Austin hit a 1-run home run against Gwang-Hyun Kim in the bottom of the 4th inning, recording his 19th home run this season. Kim Hyun-soo achieved his 3,400th career base hit with an RBI and a timely double in the bottom of the 6th inning, setting the 8th record in KBO history.