The long-awaited explosion of the other line. SSG Landers finally succeeded in escaping their losing streak.
SSG won 8-5 in a head-to-head match against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 20th. With this, SSG broke the recent 4 losses and recorded 9 wins and 6 losses in the season. On the other hand, KT’s winning streak stopped at ‘3’.
SSG Song Young-jin and KT Wes Benjamin faced each other as the starting pitchers, and the match flowed into a striking match. SSG broke the 0-0 balance. In the top of the 3rd inning, lead hitter Kim Seong-hyeon doubled, and Kim Min-sik succeeded in a sacrifice bunt to put one out and third base. Choo Shin-soo recorded a ground ball to the second baseman, and in the meantime, third base runner Kim Seong-hyun scored. A 1-0 lead for SSG.
However, at the end of the 3rd inning, KT succeeded in reversing. The first batter, Kim Min-hyeok’s double, came out, but when Kang Baek-ho grounded, Kim Min-hyuk was out between second and third base, and the flow seemed to be cut off. A chance that led to consecutive walks by Anthony Alford and Byung-Ho Park. When Jang Seong-woo grounded the infield with the first bases loaded, SSG shortstop Park Seong-han’s catch mistake overlapped, and Kang Baek-ho, the third base runner, scored. The batted ball, which could have been a double play, led to an RBI. KT scored 2 runs at the end of the 3rd inning with Shin Bong-ki’s push walk from the 2 out bases.
SSG then counterattacked with a home run in the top of the 4th inning. Kim Kang-min and Oh Tae-gon hit consecutive home runs with no runners in for two outs. There was a back-to-back home run. SSG took a 3-2 lead again as Kim Kang-min hit a left-wall solo home run and Oh Tae-gon hit a left-center solo home run against Benjamin. Both were their first home runs of the season.
At the end of the 4th inning, KT tied the game again. Kim Sang-soo’s walk and Kim Min-hyeok’s infield ground ball made it one out and second base. Kang Baek-ho went on base with a straight walk and filled the first base. Alford struck out, but Park Byeong-ho hit a timely hit that landed in front of the left fielder. Kim Sang-soo, who was on second base, went around third base and dug into the groove. Again tied 3-3.
SSG regained the lead in the top of the 5th. Kim Seong-hyeon hits, Kim Min-sik walks, and Choo Shin-soo walks to secure the bases without a loss. Choi Ji-hoon’s sacrifice fly made up for one point, and Choi Jung-eun’s 2 RBIs hit at the right time. Choi Jung-eun made a timely hit that fell in the middle left on the first pitch with runners on second and third base. SSG added 3 more points in the top of the 5th to take a 6-3 lead. 메이저사이트
KT was never easy. In the bottom of the 6th inning, the score was made. Kim Min-hyeok walked, Kang Baek-ho hit, and Alford walked to secure the bases. Park Byeong-ho withdrew due to a catcher foul fly, but Jang Seong-wu scored two RBIs on time. KT again pressed SSG with a 1-point lead. However, KT was unable to score more points as Shin Bong-ki recorded a double hit that continued from 3rd baseman to 2nd baseman to 1st baseman in the continued 1st baseman chance.
After that, another chance came to SSG. In the top of the 7th inning, lead hitter Choi Ji-hoon hit, and third hitter Choi Jeong added 1 run with a double in the middle right. SSG, who added one more point with Oh Tae-gon’s sacrifice fly from 1st out, 1st and 3rd base, widened the score to 8-5.
In the last attack in the top of the 9th inning, SSG failed to save the chance to run 1 out and 3 base. In the bottom of the 9th inning with a 3-run lead. Finisher Seo Jin-yong took the mound. Seo Jin-yong blocked the batting line leading to Jang Seong-woo, Lee Sang-ho, and Kim Jun-tae with a tripartite offense and saved.