The LG Twins have entered the magic number count to win the pennant race in the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League.”
LG beat the Hanwha Eagles 5-1 with relay home runs by Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Min-sung in a home game held at Jamsil Stadium on the 24th. LG (78 wins, 2 draws and 48 losses), the No. 1 team, which won two consecutive games, maintained an 8.5 game gap with the third-place NC Dinos (67 wins, 2 draws and 56 losses), which beat the Doosan Bears 5-6 after a close game in Changwon in the 11th inning of extra time. 온라인카지노
The second-ranked KT Wiz (73 wins, 3 draws and 56 losses) has fewer remaining games than LG. As a result, the magic number will be determined at intervals with NC, which has more games left than LG. First of all, LG reduced the magic number from ’11’ to ’10’ with the victory and began the countdown to winning the pennant race for the first time in 29 years.
LG raised the atmosphere by firing consecutive shots to announce the start of the regular season magic number countdown while Choi Won-tae, who returned as a starter 14 days after the Gwangju KIA Tigers match on the 10th, showed good pitching to wash away his slump.
After two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning with a narrow 1-0 lead, fourth batter Austin Dean hit a low fork ball thrown by Hanwha starter Lee Tae-yang in the ball count 1B-2S, leading to his 21st home run of the season over the center fence. When Hanwha chased Lee Jin-young’s solo home run (season No. 7) after two outs in the top of the fifth inning, third batter Kim Hyun-soo stepped up. After two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Hanwha’s second pitcher Joo Hyun-sang pulled a high fastball and dropped it inside the right pole. With Kim Hyun-soo’s sixth homer of the season, LG regained its lead by 3-1 and two points.
This was not the end. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Hanwha put in its third pitcher Lee Min-woo, but back-to-back home runs by Oh Ji-hwan, the fifth batter, and Kim Min-sung, the sixth batter, exploded. Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Min-sung hit their seventh home run of the season.
LG’s Choi Won-tae had six hits in seven innings, including one home run, but he blocked it with one run with eight strikeouts, followed by Yoo Young-chan (1.0 innings), Park Myung-geun (0.2 innings), and Kim Jin-sung (0.1 innings). Choi Won-tae earned his ninth win (6 losses) of the season and lowered his ERA (ERA) from 4.47 to 4.31.