SSG Landers, who hit three home runs, pushed the Lotte Giants and took the lead alone.
SSG won 10-2 in the home game against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 4th.
SSG, which defeated KT two days in a row, recorded 17 wins and 10 losses, and took first place alone, beating Lotte Giants (15 wins and 9 losses), whose match against the KIA Tigers was canceled that day, by 0.5 games. It’s been 5 days since April 29th that SSG has been at the top of the leaderboard.
KT, in ninth place, widened the gap with the middle ranks with 8 wins, 2 draws and 16 losses. KT got out of the swamp with 10 consecutive wins (1 draw and 9 losses) by sacrificing SSG on the 2nd, but again fell into the bog of 2 consecutive losses.
SSG starting pitcher Kirk McCarty won 3 wins (1 loss) of the season by throwing 2 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. On the other hand, KT starting pitcher Bo Schulser suffered sluggish performance with 5 hits (2 homers), 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 6 runs in 5 innings, and took the 3rd loss (1 loss) of the season.
In this game, the weight of the game slanted in the first inning.
At the end of the 1st inning, the SSG lineup hit KT starting pitcher Bo Shul-Seo, starting with Joo-Hwan Choi’s solo shot. Choi Jeong and Guillermo Heredia chose to walk, and Park Seong-han hit an RBI in a timely manner in the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases, and Choi Hang, who was registered as a first-team entry that day, scored 3 runs.
SSG, which increased its momentum, added 1 point at the end of the 5th inning with a sacrificial fly from Samurai 2nd and 3rd base, and 1 point with Oh Tae-gon’s double at the end of the 6th inning.
In the top of the 7th inning, when the SSG bullpen was activated, KT, tied tightly to McCarty, made up for one point by driving in three hits, but Sang-Jun Moon struck out Hyo-Jun Ko in the second baseman caught by Kang Min-Sung on a walk.
In SSG’s attack at the end of the 7th inning, captain Han Yu-seom fired a two-run gun from 1st base and broke KT’s will to pursue. Hanyu Island hit a home run in the 23rd game of the season.
In the top of the ninth, trailing by 2-10, KT had a chance to load the bases safely, but Sang-jun Moon struck out, Si-won Lee foul-flyed the third baseman, and Hyun-bin Hong hit a ground ball to the third baseman, so they couldn’t score a single point.
The Samsung Lions hit 15 hits in the Daegu game and defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 14-1 and escaped from the crisis of three consecutive losses. Samsung and Kiwoom tied for 7th with 13 wins and 14 losses.
Samsung starting pitcher Albert Suarez blocked 7 innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and no runs, and reported his first win in the 5th game of the season.
On the 2nd and 3rd, Samsung, who scored only 1 point after hitting 11 hits, played a hot offensive baseball game in the last game of the 3 home games against Kiwoom.
In the bottom of the 1st inning, Jose Pirella’s first individual leading hitter homer opened the fire, and in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Samsung scored 7 hits, including a home run, and scored a whopping 7 runs.
Pirella’s timely hits from the 1st and 3rd bases made it 2-0, and Kim Ji-chan connected the chances to 1 out 2nd and 3rd base with a sacrifice bunt. And Koo Ja-wook’s 2 RBIs were timely hits. Oh Jae-il’s two-run home run followed, followed by Kim Tae-goon, Kang Han-ul, and Lee Seong-gyu’s consecutive hits to open the score to 8-0.
Samsung, which increased its momentum, added 2 points at the end of the 4th, 3 points at the end of the 6th, and 1 point at the end of the 7th, winning by 13 points.
Kiwoom avoided a scoreless defeat by making up for one point with Park Chan-hyeok’s infield ground ball from 1st, 2nd and 3rd base in the beginning of the 8th inning.
Choi Won-tae, starting pitcher for Kiwoom, took the yoke of defeat with 11 hits (2 home runs), 1 walk and 10 runs (9 earned) in 4 innings. Still, the record for the most 11 runs in a single individual game written against the LG Twins on August 29, 2021 was not broken.
The Hanwha Eagles, who broke the chain of 6 consecutive losses with ‘8-run big innings’ in the game on the 3rd, did not cool off even after a day. In an away game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, Hanwha hit 4 homers and won 10-3.
Batter 4 Chae Eun-seong hit his first home run after transferring to Hanwha, and batter Noh Si-hwan hit a multi-home run 594 days after the match against Kiwoom on September 17, 2021.
Hanwha, who recorded a winning series in three consecutive matches with Doosan and Jamsil, narrowed 9th place KT by 1 game with 8 wins, 1 draw and 18 losses, raising hopes of getting out of last place.
Doosan, who had 13 wins, 1 draw and 13 losses, fell one notch and tied for 5th place with NC Dinos (14 wins and 14 losses).
Doosan’s new foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle, who made his KBO league debut after a long rehabilitation after being hit in the head by a batted ball during live pitching at spring camp, took the loss with 5 hits (2 homers), 2 walks and 5 runs in 4 innings. Rookie Kim Yu-seong also collapsed with 3 hits (2 homers), 5 walks and 5 runs in 1 inning in his 2nd pro game.
Hanwha scored 3 points in the beginning of the 4th inning with Roh Si-hwan’s solo shot and Kim In-hwan’s two-run shot, but at the end of the 4th, Doosan allowed 2 points and was chased by 1 point.
However, Hanwha bombarded the Doosan mound, scoring 6 points in the beginning of the 5th inning.
Chae Eun-seong hit a high fastball from second pitcher Kim Yu-seong at the bases full, and hit a home run that went over the left wall. It is the 7th home run in his personal career, added 313 days after recording a grand slam against KT in Suwon on June 25, 2022 as a member of LG.
Afterwards, against Kim Yu-seong,바카라사이트 who was struggling with his first pitch, he picked three walks and made a one-out run, Jang Jin-hyeok’s one RBI, and Noh Su-gwang’s center fielder’s sacrifice fly to spread the score to 9-2.
In the beginning of the 6th inning, Noh Si-hwan hit the second solo shot of the day to fill the 10th point. It is Hanwha’s first double-digit score of the season.
Meanwhile, the Changwon LG-NC match and the Gwangju Lotte-KIA match were postponed due to rain in the southern region. Canceled matches will be scheduled at a later date.