The LG Twins ended their losing streak with starter Lim Chan-gyu’s strong pitching and Moon Seong-joo’s two-point arch. The Samsung Lions, whose momentum was weakened, had to postpone the chance to get out of last place to the next game.
LG defeated Samsung 7-4 in 꽁머니사이트 an away match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu at 5:00 pm on the 6th and ended its losing streak. With the victory that day, the team took 4.5 games with SSG Landers, who were second in the league, who suffered a team no-hit, no-run loss to the Lotte Giants.
On the other hand, Samsung won consecutive wins over LG in two games of the series this weekend and eliminated the ride with Kiwoom Heroes in 9th place, but as the momentum waned that day, they were unable to reverse the ranking.
In LG, starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu posted his 8th win of the season with 5 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. At the end of the 3rd inning, he struck out consecutively with no bases loaded, showing his ability to manage crises by ending the inning with no runs. On the other line, Dable setter Moon Seong-joo went 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs, including a 2-run homer, and Hong Chang-gi swung a hard hit with 3 hits, 2 runs and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats.
On the other hand, Samsung was hampered by bad news of injury. Starter Albert Suarez got two out counts in the first inning and was replaced due to pain in his left calf, while Ryu Ji-hyeok, who played as first baseman for the fifth batter, injured his left thigh muscle during defense at the end of the first inning and was unable to enter the plate.
Right-handers Lee Seung-hyun, Kim Dae-woo, Woo Kyu-min, and Kim Tae-hoon, who made an emergency pitch, conceded runs. Kim Tae-hoon, who came on as a pinch hitter for Ryu Ji-hyeok, struck out 2 times in 2 at-bats in offense, and missed the ball in defense, leaving a regret. Koo Ja-wook went 5 at-bats, 3 hits and 1 run, and Lee Jae-hyun went 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 run and 2 RBIs, including a home run.
At the start of the game, both teams traded a point each. At the beginning of the second inning, Moon Bo-gyeong’s ball hit first baseman Kim Tae-hoon’s glove and fell off, resulting in a triple that flowed down the line. Follow-up Park Dong-won called in a runner with a ground ball. Samsung responded with Lee Jae-hyun’s 1-run home run over the left fence after an 8-pitch match against Lim Chan-gyu.
The balance collapsed at the beginning of the 5th inning. With the bases loaded with two outs, Oh Ji-hwan hit a timely hit with two RBIs that fell in front of the center fielder. In the defense that followed, Lim Chan-gyu prevented a crisis with 2 out 1st and 3rd base by striking out, and Hong Chang-ki and Kim Hyun-soo each added 1 RBI in the beginning of the 6th inning, widening the score to 5-1.
In the 8th inning, when LG ran away with Moon Seong-joo’s two-point arch, Samsung also caught up with Lee Jae-hyeon’s timely hit and Lee Seong-gyu’s sacrifice fly against Jung Woo-young with two points. Then, at the end of the ninth inning, Ko Woo-seok, the finisher who came up to the mound, scored a point, but the game ended without a follow-up hit.