With six stolen bases in one game, the LG Twins shook up the infield at Wiz Park.
LG clinched the Winning Series with an 11-4 victory in the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the KT Wiz on Sunday at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. The team improved to 69 wins, 2 draws, and 44 losses on the season.안전놀이터
Lee Jung-yong, who started against Ko Young-pyo, pitched six innings of nine-hit ball with two walks and three strikeouts to earn his seventh win of the season. It was Lee’s fourth straight quality start and his first since September 9 against the Gwangju KIA Tigers.
While Lee set the stage for the win on the mound, the bats pushed KT hard at the plate. Oh Ji-hwan, who attempted to steal for the first time since the start of the game, was tagged out in the second inning, but LG was undeterred and stole bases at every opportunity in the third inning.
It was a stolen base by Park Hae-min. With his team down 0-2 in the top of the third, Park reached on an infield single, stole second, and came home on Hong Chang-ki’s double to tie the game at 2-2.
This was just the beginning. In the top of the fourth inning, Moon Bo-kyung led off with a single and didn’t hesitate to steal second, scoring on Oh Ji-hwan’s single. After Park Dong-won followed with a single, Oh stole third base and came home on Moon’s grounder to the first baseman on a 1-3 pitch. Although it didn’t lead to a run, Moon also stole second on the grounder.
After taking a breather with a triple in the top of the fifth, LG’s rally continued in the top of the sixth. After Oh Ji-hwan’s two-run double, Moon Sung-joo added another stolen base and Kim Hyun-soo’s stolen base in the top of the ninth, giving LG a total of six stolen bases in the game.
Not all of LG’s 11 runs came from stolen bases, but the fact that Ko Young-pyo is a submarine pitcher and stretched the opposition throughout the game led to a lot of runs. As a result, Ko took the loss, giving up six runs for the second straight game.
The ‘running baseball’ that LG showed on this day is likely to be powerful not only in the rest of the season but also in fall baseball. It was a day that clearly showed the kind of baseball coach Yoon Kyung-yeop is looking for.