LG won 8-3 in the first game of the doubleheader against SSG of the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 17th.
LG won three consecutive games with 73 wins, two draws and 47 losses, while SSG lost four consecutive games with 62 wins, two draws and 58 losses.
Austin played first baseman and fourth hitter. Austin, who was trying to catch Choo Shin-soo’s ball in the top of the first inning, was regretful as he made a catch error. Explaining the situation to Choo Shin-soo, who got on base with first base, was regretful.
SSG took the lead with two outs and Herredia hit a hit and Park Sung-han’s two-run timely hit with two outs and runners on second and third bases. 스포츠토토
Austin, who entered the batter’s box with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning when LG was trailing 2-1, hit a tiebreaking home run over the left-center fence by hitting Kim Kwang-hyun’s 137km slider. It was a home run hit that flew like a bullet at 170 kilometers per hour.
Austin went around the ground celebrating with joy as if he had recovered from his mistake, and rejoiced with manager Yeom Kyung-yeop and his fellow players.
However, SSG Han Yu-seom’s infield hit in the top of the fifth inning made it to first and third base, and Choi Joo-hwan’s timely hit made it 3-2 run away.
After Shin Min-jae hit a hit in the bottom of the sixth inning, the game resumed after the sudden raindrops stopped the game for about 70 minutes. LG won 8-3 by adding three runs each in the bottom of the sixth and eighth innings.
LG’s Ko Woo-suk escaped the crisis by striking out Kim Kang-min and catching Choo Shin-soo as a center fielder fly in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and runners on second and third bases. Ko Woo-suk, who also took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, finished the game without losing a point.
LG starter Lee Jung-yong allowed three runs (one earned run) and six hits, three walks and one strikeout in five innings, and Ko Woo-suk made his 14th save of the season.
LG Austin hit a one-run home run against Kim Kwang-hyun in the bottom of the fourth inning, marking his 19th home run this season. Kim Hyun-soo set the eighth record in KBO history by achieving a career-high 3,400 hits with a timely RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning.