The LG Twins secured a winning series by winning two wins against Doosan Bears in the first Jamsil Derby this season.
LG won 3-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Doosan held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th. The previous day (14th), LG, who won a great 13-4 victory in the first match of the season, marked a season record of 9 wins and 4 losses with two consecutive victories. On the other hand, Doosan fell into a 3-game losing streak and went 6-6.
Plutko, the LG starter, succeeded in achieving his second win of the season by fighting hard with 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and no runs while allowing only 1 hit in 6 innings. Then, Kim Jin-seong and Jung Woo-young pitched one scoreless inning in turn and took hold.
In the beginning of the 9th inning, Ham Deok-joo climbed the mound and scored 1 run in ⅔ innings (unlawful), then handed the mound to Lee Jung-yong with 2 out on 1st base. Lee Jeong-yong made his first save of the season by inducing Yang Eui-ji with a floating ball to right field after three pitches.
After the game, head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop first brought up the name of coach Lee Jong-beom. Head coach Yeom said, “I prepared a foothold for victory by blocking the opponent’s attack while selecting the outfield defense position well at the beginning of the game. I would like to commend coach Lee Jong-beom for the good position selection.”
On this day, LG showed a solid appearance not only in attack but also in defense. In particular, in the 5th inning, when the two teams were tied 0-0, Doosan number 8 hitter Song Seung-hwan’s straight hit to the right field was connected by Moon Seong-joo with a diving catch. It was a super catch that came at the moment when the flow could have turned to Doosan. 스포츠토토
Opportunity came after crisis. LG’s other line produced 6 hits, twice as many as Doosan (3), showing an edge in cohesion. Against Doosan starter Gwak Bin, they failed to score until the 5th inning, but Austin’s sacrifice hit at the end of the 6th made it 1-0. Then, Moon Bo-kyung’s timely double hit followed by a defensive error added 2 points and brought the victory.
Manager Yeom said, “Starter Plutko pitched perfectly. Middle pitchers also played their roles well.”
Finally, Director Yeom thanked the fans, saying, “I was able to win thanks to the support of the fans who came to the baseball field on the weekend. I am always grateful.”
Now, LG will challenge the series sweep in the Doosan match held at the same place on the 16th at 2:00 pm. From the 7th to the 9th, LG achieved its first sweep this season in 3 consecutive matches against Samsung in Jamsil. Lim Chan-gyu from LG and Choi Seung-yong from Doosan will each start.