LG Kim Min-seong (34) led the team to the sole lead by hitting a come-from-behind home run in a face-to-face confrontation between teams tied for first place.
In the SSG match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd, Kim Min-seong started as second baseman on number 9 and hit a grand slam over the left wall in the top of the 4th inning when the match was 1-1. 0-ball, 2-strike, at an unfavorable ball count, the opposition left-handed starter Oh Won-seok kicked up a low change-up on the 3rd pitch and overturned the game in one shot. SSG left fielder Guillermo Heredia followed up to the fence and held out his glove all the way, but it was not enough to catch a home run.
This is Kim Min-sung’s 5th full bag. It is the same place where the No. 4 Grand Slam took place earlier. On September 25 last year, Min-seong Kim hit a home run in the final game in the top of the 10th inning at Incheon Expedition. And on this day, 240 days later, I experienced another thrilling taste.
After two outs in the top of the 4th inning, LG took the lead with Lee Jae-Won’s push walk and Kim Min-Sung’s bases full, and Oh Ji-Hwan’s timely hit in the top of the 5th inning added one point. In the beginning of the 7th inning, with a 6-1 lead, Moon Bo-kyung hit a RBI in time with 2 out 1 and 2 base, and Oh Ji-hwan, a runner on first base, dug into the home and added 2 runs to SSG right fielder Hanyu-seom’s throwing error. In the top of the 8th inning, Park Hae-min hit a timely 1 RBI hit to put a wedge in.
On this day, LG, which won 5 consecutive victories with a 9-1 victory, harvested its 27th win (1 draw, 14 losses) of the season, pushed SSG (26 wins, 1 draw, 15 losses), which was a joint leader, by one game and took first place alone. LG right-hander starter Lim Chan-gyu achieved 4 wins of the season with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run over 6 innings. On April 22, he continued his 4-game winning streak from the match against Hanwha in Daejeon, and ended his 4-game losing streak against SSG starting on September 8, 2021.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop praised after the game, saying, “Kim Min-sung’s home run with the bases was decisive.” Kim Min-seong, who recorded 3 at-bats, 1 hit and 4 RBIs, said, “I remember hitting a home run in Incheon last September.” “, he said. He went on to add, “I gave up on the slider that stabbed me to the side because of the unfavorable count, and I looked at the outside course and it fit well.”
Doosan veteran pitcher Jang Won-joon (38), who started in 958 days, became the third active pitcher to achieve 130 wins in total after Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) and Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG) with the support of other lines in the Jamsil Samsung game. Jang Won-joon endured with 7 hits, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings, and the other lineup recorded hits for all starting batters and won 7-5. It has been 1,844 days since the match against LG in Jamsil on May 5, 2018, that Jang Won-joon became the winning pitcher.
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