The operation was delivered quietly. It was a godsend.
The LG-KT match was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 2nd.
LG took the lead by scoring 4 points in the first inning. Then, in the bottom of the second inning, the bases were loaded safely, but relief pitcher Lim Chan-gyu took out Cho Yong-ho, Kang Baek-ho, and Alford. In the attack at the beginning of the 3rd inning, LG scored 5 points. 9-2. In fact, the energy of victory here seemed to be focused on LG.
However, LG’s bullpen was shaken. He gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. 9-5, narrowed down to 4 points. In the end, 4 runs were allowed at the end of the 8th inning, and the game returned to the original score of 9-9.
Eventually, it went into overtime. If LG, who lost in the opening game, lost after failing to keep a lead by 7 points that day, the blow would have been doubled. LG’s attack in the top of the 11th inning. Leading batsman Park Dong-won’s hit to the middle left, Moon Bo-gyeong’s sacrifice bunt, and Hong Chang-ki’s double that landed inside the left field gave them a chance to get one out, second and third base.
Here, the KT bench made a superpower. Go Young-pyo, the national team selection resource, put in the rescue. I felt the will of KT coach Lee Kang-cheol to catch all the opening two games.
At this very moment, the LG bench moved quietly. ‘Yeomgalyang”s backfire number. It was Park Hae-min’s at-bat in the 9th with excellent operational skills, and he took out the card of conversion. Pinch hitter Lee Chun-woong. Then coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop quietly called Cheon-woong Lee and ordered a squeeze bunt. The command tower’s strategy was passed on to the runners on third base through the third base coach.
In fact, if Haemin Park had been left alone without replacement, the KT bench would have been more likely to prepare for the squeeze bunt more thoroughly. It was because Park Hae-min was good at bunting. Here is Koh Young-pyo, who is good at judoing a ground ball. The best scenario that the KT bench hoped for was either a strikeout or an infield grounder.
However, LG changed the hitter to Chun-Woong Lee. Instead of taking out Park Hae-min, who is good at bunting, the veteran Lee Cheon-woong was put in, so the possibility of going strong seemed high. The odds of KT detecting the squeeze bunt operation were rather low. And stabbed it in reverse. This is how the ‘God’s move’ that deceived everyone was born.
Lee Chun-woong exquisitely succeeded in bunting Ko Young-pyo’s falling changeup. It wasn’t even a ‘safety squeeze’ rushing home depending on the success of the bunt. At the same time as Koh Young-pyo’s pitch, third base runner Song Chan-eui rushed home. If KT Battery lost a ball while pitching out, LG could be completely defeated. However, LG caught KT off guard by boldly launching an operation from the very beginning without any hesitation. It was a draw that the rest of the players on the LG bench did not even notice. After scoring, players sticking out their tongues at the LG Dugout were captured on the relay screen.
Ko Young-pyo, who caught Lee Cheon-woong’s bunt, tried to throw the ball to first base. However, KT was not prepared at all. If KT became a cover for first base and Ko Young-pyo threw the ball to first base, there was a high possibility that Hong Chang-ki would also go around third base and dig home. However, Koh Young-pyo’s inability to throw to first base worked in favor of KT. He calmly threw to third base and caught Hong Chang-ki. Still, it was LG that had already scored valuable points. Eventually, in the bottom of the 11th inning, LG got on the mound again and defended the team’s victory. 스포츠토토
LG fans are enthusiastic, saying that they got goosebumps at the move Yeom showed. LG fans, thirsty for a championship more than any other season, have high expectations for new coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, known as a strategist. After excluding Park Hae-min and putting in pinch hitter Lee Cheon-woong, the first pitch squeeze catches everyone off guard. Coach Yeom proved his operational ability in the opening two games. Now, LG will play three consecutive away matches against Kiwoom in Gocheok this week, and then play three consecutive home matches against Samsung on the weekend. LG fans’ expectations are rising whether LG, which won a dramatic victory, will continue its upward trend.