KT Wiz won a pleasant victory with an explosion in the lineup after a long time. It’s a 2-game losing streak.
In an away game against the LG Twins held in Jamsil on the 16th, KT made two big innings, 5 points in the 3rd inning and 4 points in the 5th, and made a come-from-behind victory 12 to 7. Although we are still in 10th place, it was a good start to get out of last place.
On this day, LG took out three left-handed hitters such as Kim Hyun-soo, Moon Bo-gyeong, and Hong Chang-ki, and assigned only six right-handed hitters to stand up to KT’s left-handed starter Wes Benjamin. KT created a strong center batting line of Alford, Park Byung-ho, and Moon Sang-cheol, with Park Byung-ho coming in the 4th as the designated hitter.
After KT missed the chance to secure 1st and 2nd base, which he made with consecutive hits in the first inning, with a double hit and strikeout, LG took advantage of a mistake at the end of the 1st inning and caught the flow by making a big inning. Following leader Park Hae-min’s assault hit on third base, first baseman Moon Sang-cheol failed to properly catch Moon Seong-joo’s grounder in front of first baseman on number two, making it safe for 1st and 2nd base. When Park Dong-won struck out, a double steal made 1 out 2nd and 3rd base, but when Austin grounded in front of 3rd baseman in 4th, Park Hae-min was tagged out at home and 2 out 1st and 3rd base. No. 5 Oh Ji-hwan revived the extinguished fire. He took the lead with a clean right-handed hit. Then, No. 6 Kim Min-seong hurled a three-run gun that went over the left fence, making it 4-0 at once.
Looking at the fact that KT was unable to turn around and lost in the recent game, it seemed that LG would win easily.
It wasn’t. KT made a big inning in the top of the 3rd inning and even reversed it at once. Jang Joon-won, who came up to the first team for the first time since last year’s injury, hit in the first at-bat, and Kim Sang-soo’s walk in No. 2 created a chance for 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, and Cho Yong-ho’s right-handed hit in No. 3 scored the first run. . A batted ball hit by Byeong-Ho Park, number 4 from 1st and 2nd base, hit the end of the wall in the middle and became a double hit, and in the meantime, both runners hit home, making the score 3-5. Moon Sang-cheol, number 5, who has recently risen to the fullest, made a turnaround. He hit Yoon-shik Kim’s slider and went over the wall to his left. 5-4.
LG also made it 5-5 again at the end of the 4th inning when Lee Jae-won hit his first home run of the season with a solo shot to tie the score. The game turned to square one.
KT took the win in the top of the 5th inning. He hit LG’s bullpen and made another big inning. Leader Kim Sang-soo chose a walk and then failed to steal second base, resulting in one out, and the atmosphere seemed to fade, but the KT hitters picked the ball well. Cho Yong-ho walked in third, and Park Byeong-ho’s left-handed hit and Moon Sang-cheol’s walk made the bases loaded. LG lowered Kim Jin-seong and raised Jung Woo-young. However, catcher Kim Ki-yeon threw Jung Woo-young’s first pitch behind him and contributed one point. Seong-Woo Jang was struck out and 2nd out, 2nd and 3rd base. 7th Hong Hyun-bin picked out 4 balls in a row after the 2nd strike, and the bases were loaded again, and Park Kyung-soo’s missed ball on the 8th became a lucky double that exceeded the height of the 3rd baseman, and all 3 runners came home to make the score 9-5. It’s gone. In the beginning of the 7th inning, KT added 1 point with Park Byeong-ho’s double and wild throw, and Jang Seong-woo’s hit, and ran away by 10-5, 5 points.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, LG caught up with Lee Jae-won’s solo catcher, and created an additional scoring opportunity with pinch hitter Hong Chang-ki’s hit, stolen base, and infield grounder with 1 out and 3 base. However, when Moon Seong-joo fouled left fielder, KT left fielder Cho Yong-ho threw a perfect throw and Hong Chang-ki was tagged out and the goal was nullified.
At the beginning of the 8th inning, KT ran away with 1 point with Kim Sang-soo’s double, and LG scored 1 point with Park Dong-won’s solo gun at the end of the 8th inning. .
KT posted Kim Jae-yoon, who finished the ninth inning even with a 5-point gap. Victory was so desperate. Kim Jae-yoon cleanly defended the victory and escaped from 2 consecutive losses.
In KT, Benjamin gave 4 points in the first inning, but all of them were unscrupulous. He recorded a quality start (more than 6 innings and less than 3 earned runs) with 5 hits (2 homers) and 5 runs (1 earned run) in 6 innings and took his 4th win (3 losses) of the season. Jeon Jeon-joo, who took the mound after one out in the bottom of the 8th inning, took the mound after 1493 days since the Daegu Samsung match on April 14, 2019, struck out Oh Ji-hwan, and caught two outcounts neatly and made a thrilling comeback. 안전놀이터
KT’s 4th hitter Park Byung-ho led the team to victory with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including two doubles.
LG hit four homers, including Kim Min-seong’s three-run shot, Lee Jae-won’s consecutive hit solo shot, and Park Dong-won’s season 10 solo shot, but the mound was unable to block the KT lineup.