If any team plays 144 games, it is virtually impossible to win every day. If there are winning days, there will always be losing days, and it is very important to review the process. The league leader LG Twins, who are aiming to solidify the ‘first round’ system, is no exception.
LG suffered a 4-5 defeat by 1 point in the 10th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 4th. The winning streak, which continued from the match against KT Wiz in Suwon on the 27th of last month to the match against Kiwoom Heroes in Jamsil on August 3, also stopped at ‘7’.
In fact, LG started a three-game series on the weekend with two difficulties. The first is travel distance. The day before, the match against Kiwoom lasted up to 12 overtimes, and the game time reached 4 hours and 30 minutes. As the bus departed late at night, the LG team arrived in Daegu late, and the physical burden was inevitably great.
Another difficulty was running the bullpen. On this day, LG’s main bullpen pitchers such as finisher Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Baek Seung-hyun could not play normally. Before the game, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop announced his plan to use Young-chan Yoo in a situation where the closer should be promoted, and announced that he would lead starting pitcher Ji-gang Lee as long as possible.
At times like this, the value of one point is always greater, but on this day, LG blew several chances.
In the top of the 5th inning, 2nd base runner Park Hae-min came home when Shin Min-jae hit left-handed with 2 outs 1 and 2 base, but Hong Chang-ki, who turned 2nd base and looked at 3rd base, was tagged out as he was caught on a rundown. LG, who was able to continue to pressure Buchanan from 2nd 1st and 2nd base, had to finish the inning satisfied with regaining a 3-2 lead.
The most disappointing thing for LG was the beginning of the 8th inning. Shin Min-jae, who went on base with a walk, was tagged out as he was caught in a rundown when left-hander Lee Seung-hyun checked at 1 out 1 base. Afterwards, Kim Hyun-soo fired a left-handed solo gun, but failed to widen the gap significantly.메이저사이트
LG had a chance to take 2nd and 3rd base due to Austin Dean’s walk and first baseman Oh Jae-il’s catch error, but this time too, it was too greedy. In the process of Kim Tae-hoon taking a check motion with second base, third base runner Jung Joo-hyun, who was aiming for home, was caught on the rundown and withdrew as a tag-out. It was a situation where a runner on third base as well as a runner on second base could score a run with a single hit.
In the end, as small mistakes piled up one by one, LG, which provided an excuse for a reversal, failed in its 8-game winning streak. The gap with 2nd place SSG is 4.5 games, but there is some room, but you must not be vigilant. To get closer to the final goal LG wants so much, ‘winning’, you must not miss the details.