‘Kelly 4 wins + Austin 2 RBI’ LG beats Hanwha 3-1 and runs for 3 consecutive wins

LG won 3-1 in a home game against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 19th at 6:30 pm.

With this, LG, who succeeded in winning three in a row, posted their 25th win (14th loss). Kelly threw 99 pitches in 7 innings, giving up 1 run, 6 hits (1 home run), no walks, and 4 strikeouts, winning the game. On the other line, Austin played an active role with 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, leading the team to victory.

On the other hand, Hanwha recorded 13 wins, 2 draws and 23 losses. The ranking remained at 9th. Right-handed starting pitcher Moon Dong-joo threw 86 pitches in 4 innings, giving up 3 runs, 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.

It was Hanwha that took the initiative first. After two shots in the first inning, Chae Eun-seong attacked Kelly’s 132 km/h curve and shot a preemptive solo home run over the left wall. Hanwha went ahead 1-0.

LG also launched a counterattack. In the bottom of the third inning, lead batter Kim Min-seong recorded a hit to the left. Immediately, Park Hae-min hit a hit that pierced the side of the third baseman. Even Hong Chang-ki’s true base came out and made 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base. Moon Sung-joo struck out on a swing, but Kim Hyun-soo got a walk and continued the opportunity with 2 outs loaded.

In the continued attack, Austin pulled the slider that was driven in the middle of Moon Dong-ju and hit the left wall directly with two RBI doubles. LG succeeded in reversing the game 2-1.

Hanwha immediately seized the opportunity to tie the game. After two outs in the top of the 4th inning, Lee Jin-young’s pitcher’s infield hit came out. Follow-up hitter Park Jeong-hyeon hit a ground ball to the shortstop and the inning seemed to end, but shortstop Oh Ji-hwan made a catch error and the attack continued. Afterwards, Kwang-Min Kwon scored a right-handed hit and took the opportunity to load the bases with two outs, but in the opportunity to tie the score, Sang-Eon Park struck out on three pitches and Hanwha failed to score. 안전놀이터

LG, which passed the crisis, shook off Hanwha’s pursuit. In the bottom of the 5th inning, lead batter Hong Chang-ki recorded an infield hit to second baseman. Moon Seong-ju also reached base with a walk and reached first and second base safely. In the scoring opportunity, Kim Hyun-soo hit a right-handed hit with 1 RBI, and LG ran away 3-1.

In the beginning of the 8th inning, right-handed sidearm bullpen pitcher Jung Woo-young was put in to block Hanwha’s lineup. In the top of the ninth inning, left-handed bullpen pitcher Ham Deok-joo blocked Hanwha’s offensive. The match ended with LG winning 3-1.

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