KIA won a difficult overtime victory against LG.
KIA won 4-3 after a close match against LG in the 2023 KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 28th. He went on a three-game winning streak.
The score was tied 3-3 in the top of the 11th inning. KIA seized the chance to load base with Kim Sun-bin’s right-handed hit, Byeon Woo-hyuk’s walk after a run, and Socrates’ infield hit next to the third baseman. Lee Chang-jin turned the score around to 4-3 with a sacrifice fly by center fielder.
At the end of the 11th inning, Jeong Hae-young maintained a one-run lead and became the winning pitcher. Jung Hae-young took the mound from the 10th inning and was responsible for the victory with 2 scoreless innings.
On this day, KIA started the starting lineup with Ryu Ji-hyeok (third baseman) Ko Jong-wook (left fielder) Kim Seon-bin (second baseman) Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter) Hwang Dae-in (first baseman) Socrates (center fielder) Lee Chang-jin (right fielder) Han Seung-taek (catcher) Park Chan-ho (shortstop).
Hong Chang-ki (left fielder) Moon Seong-joo (right fielder) Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) Austin (1st baseman) Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) Park Dong-won (catcher) Kim Min-seong (2nd baseman) Park Hae-min (center fielder) started the game.
In the KIA, after one out in the first inning, Ko Jong-wook went on base with a right-handed hit. Kim Seon-bin hit a double that hit the left fence as a one-bound, creating a chance for 2nd and 3rd bases. Hyung-Woo Choi at bat, catcher Dong-Won Park’s fastball allowed the runner on third base to score. Choi Hyung-woo then chose a walk. Hwang Dae-in’s sacrifice fly to right field made it 2-0.
In the second inning for the KIA, Lee Chang-jin, the lead hitter, went on base with a heavy hit. Han Seung-taek’s bunt ball went high, and the first baseman caught it with a bounce and threw it to second base to put the preceding runner out. When Park Chan-ho first baseman grounded, first baseman Austin threw to second base and slipped on the grass, resulting in a throwing error. In the 1st and 2nd base chances, Ryu Ji-hyeok struck out on a swing and Ko Jong-wook also struck out on a swing, so they couldn’t save the scoring opportunity.
LG got on base in the second inning when lead batter Austin chose to walk. Then, Kim Hyun-soo made the first and second bases safely with a left-handed hit that broke the shift. Moon Bo-kyung went on base with a ball that hit Yang Hyeon-jong’s third pitch. A safe and full bases chance. However, Park Dong-won struck out on a swing and Kim Min-seong was out due to a catcher foul fly. With the bases loaded with two outs, Park Hae-minㅋㅋㅋ벳 hit a right-handed hit without missing a high slider in the middle to tie the score at 2-2.
In the third inning, LG’s lead batter, Hong Chang-ki, went on base with a right-handed hit, but Moon Seong-joo at bat caught a pitcher check ball and was tagged out. Moon Seong-joo went on base with a left-handed hit. After two outs, Moon Seong-joo, runner on first base, was tagged out while attempting to steal second base.
LG created a chance in the 5th inning with a double hit by lead batter Kim Min-seong on the left line. Park Hae-min became a bunt foul on the first pitch, and a ground ball next to the second baseman, who advanced the second pitch, made it 1 out and 3 base. Hong Chang-ki turned the score 3-2 by hitting a timely hit that passed the shortstop’s key, who was defending forward, to one-bound. Moon Seong-joo’s heavy hit led to a chance for 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, but Oh Ji-hwan struck out and Austin withdrew with a shortstop fly ball.
In the 8th inning, the KIA lead hitter Park Chan-ho at bat, Lee Woo-seong entered as a pinch hitter. The LG pitcher changed from Jung Woo-young to Lee Jeong-yong. Lee Woo-sung pulled Lee Jung-yong’s 147km fastball on the 5th ball count, 2-ball, 2 strikes, and hit a solo home run that went over the middle-left wall. It was a tie at a distance of 125m.
KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong recorded 7 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. LG starter Lim Chan-gyu pitched well with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned) in 5⅓ innings.