KIA ended the bullpen chaos with a home run by Socrates Brito (31, KIA).
In the game against LG held at Jamsil Stadium on the 30th, KIA beat LG finisher Ko Woo-seok in the top of the 9th and scored 4 points, winning 12-8. LG, who competed for the lead at the beginning of the season, and KIA, who met for the first time after the opening, swept the first 3 matches and won 5 consecutive wins.
A full-fledged ‘fire show’ took place from the 7th episode, which started with LG leading 5-4. The score was tied repeatedly as both teams conceded points.
It started with LG Lee Jeong-yong, who took the mound in the top of the 7th inning, giving away a double to No. 1 Ryu Ji-hyeok after one out. Lee Jung-yong also got a right-handed hit from Ko Jong-wook in the second. As quick-footed Ryu Ji-hyeok ran around third base to home, LG right fielder Moon Seong-joo sent the ball directly home. However, catcher Kim Ki-yeon made a catch mistake. The game returned to the starting point with a 5-5 tie.
At the end of the 7th inning, LG, who was forced to commit a three-way offense by KIA left-hander Lee Jun-young, put Jung Woo-young on the mound in the top of the 8th inning. However, after Socrates hit a double after the first game, LG made another mistake. Right fielder Moon Seong-joo failed to catch Han Seung-taek’s fly ball in the 8th and dropped it. Socrates went around third base in the gap and stepped on home.
In the ensuing 2nd 1st base, Jung Woo-young gave Park Chan-ho a heavy hit and became 2nd 1st and 2nd base, LG put in Go Woo-seok as the finisher. However, as No. 1 Ryu Ji-hyeok hit a double at the right time, both allowed home. KIA took an 8-5 lead.
However, at the end of the 8th inning, KIA Pil Seung-jo collapsed.
Jeon Sang-hyun filled the bases with two walks from 2 out and 1 base, then allowed a timely hit to LG No. 4 Austin, making it 8-6. KIA also put closer Jeong Hae-young early. However, Jung Hae-young also gave Oh Ji-hwan 2 RBIs as soon as he took the mound. He made the blown save, allowing the game to be tied 8–8.
In the beginning of the ninth inning, LG Ko Woo-seok could not catch even one out count. After giving up walks to Kim Seon-bin and Choi Hyeong-woo in turn, Hwang Dae-in allowed a timely hit to allow second base runner Kim Gyu-seong to home. After breaking the balance with 9-8, Socrates took a period at 1st and 3rd base, which continued unscathed. Go Woo-seok’s second pitch hit a 3-run homer with Woo Joong-wol. Socrates hit his first home run of the season against Doosan on the 8th and recorded his second gun of the season 22 days later.
KIA also started the bottom of the ninth insecurely. The finisher Jung Hae-young failed to get an out count at the bottom of the 9th inning, and made a crisis on first and second base safely with a walk and a hit, and was beaten. However, KIA, who had the chance to win, immediately replaced the pitcher. Lim Ki-young took the mound and finished without conceding, keeping the victory and recording a save.
KIA won a sweeping victory against LG in 5 years after the 3rd consecutive game in Gwangju on April 17-19, 2018. It is the first time in six years since June 30-July 2, 2017 that LG swept 3 consecutive games in the Jamsil expedition.스포츠토토
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It was a game where the concentration of the hitters stood out. I liked how he managed to score every chance, and I felt the will to win. After allowing the score to be tied at the end of the 8th inning, Socrates’ 3-run home run in the top of the 9th decided the victory. I haven’t been feeling well lately, but I hope that today’s game will bring me back to life.” “There were many difficult situations during the month of April, but I am grateful to the players who overcame them well. I will prepare well for next week,” he said.