The LG Twins have started to consolidate their lead with six straight wins. They are 4.5 games behind second-place SSG Landers. LG manager Yoon Kyung-yup praised Lee Jung-yong for not being overmatched against Ahn Woo-jin, one of the league’s top pitchers.
LG won 6-3 against the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Feb. 2. The team extended its winning streak to six games and extended its lead over second-place SSG to 4.5 games. This is LG’s first six-game winning streak of the season. Second-place SSG lost its second straight game, falling 0-1 to the KT Wiz.
Specialized bullpen pitcher Lee Jung-yong earned his first quality start with six scoreless innings in his fifth career start. At the plate, Park Hae-min pounded out five hits, including a three-RBI triple off Ahn Woo-jin and a two-RBI wedge off Joo Seung-woo.
Lee Jung-yong retired the side in order in the first and second innings to stay in the game against Kiwoom’s Ahn Woo-jin. In the third inning, he gave up his first hit after two batters but got out of the inning unscathed thanks to a great catch by catcher Park Dong-won. The fourth inning was also scoreless with a single.
In the fifth inning, he gave up a double to leadoff hitter Lee Ju-hyung. He calmly recorded the final out against the bottom of the Kiwoom batting order to complete his first five innings of work. In the sixth inning, he took the mound and recorded a triple play to complete his first quality start.
After being held scoreless against Ahn Woo-jin through six innings, the LG bats exploded in the seventh. After back-to-back singles by Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung, the bases 토토사이트 were loaded on a high four-pitch walk by Park Dong-won. Park Hae-min then hit a three-run triple over the right field fence. Park also doubled with runners on first and second in the eighth inning.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yup said, “Lee Jung-yong made a good start with a pitch that was comparable to Ahn Woo-jin’s, which became the basis for the victory. I think the value of his curve-slider fastball improved as his forkball became a decisive pitch. I’m looking forward to future games.”
“On offense, Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung were able to set the tone of the game in the seventh inning, and Park Hae-min’s clutch performance in key situations helped us win our sixth straight game. Congratulations to Hae-min Park on his first five-hit game of the season.” “We would like to thank our fans for their enthusiastic support in the hot weather today, and we were able to win our sixth straight game.”