With one day left in the first half of the 2023 professional baseball race, teams in the middle and lower ranks are making strides at once, and interest in the second half race that will take place after the All-Star Game is growing.
1st place LG Twins (49 wins, 2 draws, 30 losses, 0.620) and 2nd place SSG Landers (46 wins, 1 draw, 32 losses, 0.590) suffered two losses in a row, and the Doosan Bears (42 wins, 1 draw, 36 losses) won 9 consecutive victories. , 0.538) was allowed.
The 6th place KIA Tigers (36 wins, 1 draw, 38 losses, 0.486) also won 6 consecutive wins, 1 game behind NC Dinos (38 wins, 1 draw, 38 losses, 0.500) and Lotte Giants (38 wins, 38 losses, 0.500) in 4th place. chased
7th place kt wiz (36 wins, 2 draws, 41 losses, 0.468) and the Hanwha Eagles (34 wins, 4 draws, 40 losses, 0.459), which rose to 8th place, are 2.5 to 3 games closer to the 4th place group, the bottom line of fall baseball, giving hope. are growing
Kiwoom Heroes (38 wins, 2 draws, 45 losses, 0.458), who lost 6 consecutive losses, fell to 9th place, and Samsung Lions (30 wins, 49 losses, 0.380), who were in 10th place, are far from the bottom.
■ Doosan Park Joon-young, 2 RBIs, 2 RBIs… Wadell 6 innings, 1 run, 2nd win
Doosan defeated SSG 4-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visiting game at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th.
In July, the gap between Doosan in 3rd place and SSG in 2nd place, which had won all 9 matches, narrowed to 4 games.
Doosan’s recent winning streak is the longest since 10 consecutive wins from June 6 to 16, 2018.
In the bottom of the first inning, Doosan, who was hit by a solo home run by Shin-Soo Choo as the lead hitter in mid-Wol, was blocked by SSG starter Gwang-Hyun Kim and dragged to 0-1.
Then, in the 7th inning, SSG’s second pitcher, Moon Seung-won, was beaten and the charter was reversed.
Against Moon Seung-won, who came up with no runners on the first run, Kang Seung-ho and Jang Seung-hyun opened up chances for 1st and 3rd base by hitting consecutive right-handed hits.
Immediately, runner Jo Soo-haeng from first base stole second base and the number of scoring runners increased to two.
Park Joon-young, who took the lead in winning 8 games in a row with 3 hits and 3 RBIs including 1 home run in the game against Kiwoom Heroes three days ago, hit a come-from-behind 2 RBIs and doubles that fell next to the left fielder in a golden opportunity.
Yang Eui-ji of Doosan came out as the lead batter in the beginning of the 8th inning and drew a solo arch with a distance of 125m that went over the left wall, widening the gap to two points. Doosan got 1 free point for SSG’s consecutive errors in the 9th inning.
Doosan left-hander Brandon Waddell, who lasted 6 innings and allowed 1 run, won his 2nd win (1 loss) thanks to a timely batting line, while Kim Gwang-hyeon pitched 6⅓ innings without a run and lost the victory.
Doosan finisher Hong Kun-hee, who is in his 13th year as a professional, achieved 20 saves for the first time.
■ KIA Jung Hae-young, 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning, 2 bases, 2 bases, ground ball, super save
KIA won 3-2 against the Samsung Lions in Gwangju hometown, winning 6 matches against the Samsung this year.
KIA scored one run first with Park Chan-ho’s thunderous left-handed home run in the 3rd inning, and Samsung scored a run in the 4th inning thanks to Ja-wook Koo’s right-handed hit and Jose Pirella’s left-handed double, and a grounder from 2nd and 3rd base and Kang Han-wool’s timely hit. It turned 2-1.
KIA took advantage of Samsung’s mistake at the end of the 5th inning and regained the initiative.
Samsung starting pitcher Won Tae-in, who caught Choi Won-joon’s grounder on 1st and 1st and 2nd base, threw the ball to 2nd base, but shortstop Lee Jae-hyun, who entered the base, missed it. It was recorded as Won Tae-in’s painful throwing mistake.
In the meantime, runner Kim Tae-gun from second base scored, and KIA tied the game 2-2, and Choi Hyeong-woo’s push-off ball came out with the second base loaded, and KIA reversed it to 3-2.
In the top of the 9th inning, KIA Jung Hae-young, who came up with 2 outs, kept Kim Dong-jin with a ground ball to 2nd base with a super save to keep the victory by 1 point.
KIA left-handed pitcher Thomas Panoni, who returned after a year, gave up 2 runs in 4 innings in his return match, and newcomer Yoon Young-chul, who pitched in relief in the 5th inning and blocked 1⅔ innings without a run, earned his 5th win (4 losses).
■ Hanwha, Moon Dong-joo jumped to 8th place with 108 best pitches in a single game
Hanwha Eagles won a thrilling 2-1 victory over the leader LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, with starter Moon Dong-joo’s dazzling performance and rookie Moon Hyun-bin’s 2 RBIs and doubles in the final. Reaped.
Moon Dong-joo set a new record for the most pitches in a game (108) in the last appearance of the first half and harvested his 6th win (6th loss) with outstanding pitching with 5 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 7⅓ innings.
Moon Hyun-bin hit LG starter Casey Kelly with a double that fell to the priority award in the first inning with two outs on first and second base, sending both runners home.
The winning place was the bottom of the 8th inning.
After one out, Moon Dong-joo allowed Moon Bo-kyung to double in the middle right, Park Hae-min to walk, and Shin Min-jae to go overboard after the shortstop, passing the baton to Kim Bum-soo at bases full
When Kim Bum-soo caught Kim Hyeon-soo with a ground ball to second baseman at the bases loaded with second out, Moon Dong-ju in the dugout clapped his hands fervently.
■ Kiwoom, 6 consecutive losses in triple defense… Two steps to ninth place
At Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, kt wiz defeated Kiwoom Heroes 4-3.
KT climbed one step to 7th place, and Kiwoom, who was mired in 6 consecutive losses, fell two steps to 9th place.
kt took a 2-0 lead with Park Byeong-ho’s sacrifice fly and Jang Seong-woo’s ground ball in the first inning golden chance.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Kiwoom recovered 1 point with Kim Hye-sung’s heavy hit at 1st and 2nd base, and Lee Jung-hoo’s intentional walk led to a full base, Lim Ji-yeol’s left-handed hit and Kim Woong-bin’s sacrifice fly to turn the score 3-2.
In the 5th and 6th innings, kt succeeded in reversing with Park Byeong-ho and Kim Min-hyuk’s two sacrifice flies.
Kiwoom was unable to save the chance with two outs loaded at the end of the 9th inning and tasted the bitter taste.
On the other hand, Kiwoom shortstop Shin Jun-woo caught KT Kang Baek-ho’s floating ball at the start of the 3rd inning safely on 1st and 2nd base, quickly stepped on 2nd base, and even caught a runner on 1st base who failed to return to the base, completing the 1st and 81st triple defense of this season.
■ 16 hits, 11 runs, including 3 NC home runs…
The NC Dinos, who struggled with Lotte again due to the lack of a fixer for 4th place, drove in 16 hits, including 3 home runs, in Changwon’s home, defeating the Lotte Giants 11-2 and winning a long-awaited hot victory .토토사이트 순위
NC rose to fourth place in a tie with Lotte.
Kwon Hee-dong drew a solo arch in the 3rd 1-1 final, followed by a 9-1 two-run gun in the 8th inning.
Son A-seop hit a home run with a superior score that predicted a huge victory in the 6th inning when the score was 2-1 on thin ice.
NC starter Eric Peddie won his 12th win (2 losses) of the season with a good pitching of 6⅓ innings and 1 run, and became the first pitcher to win against the former club this year.
In particular, Peddy also set a tie record for winning pitchers against all clubs in the smallest game ever (15 games) set by Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) in 2017.