‘Go Woo-Seok down, 3:0→3:3→5:3’ Hanwha dramatically escapes 8th straight loss, Noh Si-hwan blasts 30th home run + Lee Jin-young hits 2-run homer…LG ends 12-game winning streak at Jamsil Stadium

Hanwha snaps eight-game losing streak with win over LG.

Hanwha won 5-3 against LG in the 2023 KBO League on Monday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. Hanwha moved from last place to ninth.

With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Lee Jin-young hit a two-run double off LG closer Ko Woo-seok. Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan hit his 30th home run of the season, setting a new club record for home runs against a former club.

Hanwha starter Sanchez completely dominated the LG offense, throwing 92 pitches over six innings, allowing just three hits and six walks while striking out six, but couldn’t get the win as the bullpen blew a three-run lead. Kim Bum-soo, who came on in the eighth inning with the score tied 3-3, pitched a scoreless inning, and Park Sang-won, who pitched a scoreless ninth, earned the save.

Leader LG had its 12-game winning streak at Jamsil Stadium halted. LG starter Kim Yun-sik gave up one run on six hits in five innings (80 pitches) with one walk and three strikeouts in his comeback after 86 days. He pitched more consistently than before.

Closer Ko Woo-seok, who came on in the ninth inning from a 3-3 tie, gave up two runs on two hits, one walk and two strikeouts.

Hanwha-LG, starting lineups

Hanwha started Jung Eun-won (second base), Lee Jin-young (right field), Noh Si-hwan (third base), Chae Eun-sung (designated hitter), Kim Tae-yeon (first base), Choi In-ho (left field), Jang Jin-hyuk (center field), Park Sang-un (catcher), and Lee Do-yoon (shortstop).

Williams, a foreign hitter who has been struggling with his bat, was left out of the lineup for the fourth straight game. Williams came in as a pinch hitter the day before and struck out.

Manager Choi Won-ho said, “Today, we lined up with players who are in a little better hitting condition. From the batting part, we prioritized players who are still in good batting shape,” Choi explained.

LG’s starting lineup was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). It was the same lineup for the third game in a row. LG called up pitcher Lee Woo-chan to the first team for the final spot on the expanded roster.

Hanwha scores first

Hanwha got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when Noh Si-hwan hit a double off the bottom of the left-center field fence. It sailed into the deepest part of Jamsil Stadium’s outfield and was not a home run. Noh remains the only player this season without a home run against LG. With two outs, Chae Eun-sung grounded out to the second baseman to end the threat.

In the second inning, Kim Tae-yeon led off with a single to left-center. Choi In-ho hit a hard grounder to the third baseman. The runner on first advanced to second. Jang Jin-hyuk hit a Kim Yun-sik’s curveball on the side of the infield, past the second baseman’s glove and into the outfield.

The ball was hit up the middle, allowing the runner from second to round third base and score. Hanwha took a 1-0 lead. After scoring, Jang Jin-hyuk tried to steal second base but was tagged out, and Park Sang-un struck out.

Hanwha led off the third inning with a single to left-center field. Jung Eun-won tried to steal second, but was tagged out. It was a late start. One out later, Jung Eun-won singled to right. Lee Jin-young flied out to right field, and Noh Si-hwan grounded out to third.

In the fourth inning, Hanwha’s leadoff batter, Chae Eun-sung, drew a walk. Kim Tae-yeon hit a grounder to the third baseman on a three-ball one-strike play to load the bases. Choi In-ho struck out to end the inning.

LG fails to capitalize on comeback chances

LG got on the board in the first inning when Hong Chang-ki led off with a single up the middle. Shin Min-jae tried to lay down a bunt, but the ball was high and the first baseman made the catch. Kim Hyun-soo flied out to center field and Austin grounded out to third base.

The second inning ended with a triple play. In the third inning, Moon Sung-ju grounded out to shortstop and Park Hae-min grounded out to third. Two batters later, Hong Chang-ki singled to left for a multi-hit game.

Shin Min-jae hit a bound ball on a two-ball to left that escaped the third baseman to put runners on second and third. Kim Hyun-soo couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity as he grounded out to the first baseman on a full count.

Noh’s 30th homer of the season, against his former club

Hanwha broke through in the sixth inning. Lee Jin-young led off with a single to left against reliever Yoo Young-chan. Noh took advantage of Yoo’s fastball and smashed a two-run home run over the left field fence. His 30th home run of the season. Set a new career home run record against his former club. 3-0.

Chae Eun-sung hits a ground ball, fired to shortstop Oh Ji-hwan. Kim Tae-yeon laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Park Dong-won, the catcher, was safe at second. With runners on first and second, Choi In-ho failed to lay down a bunt and flied out to center field. Jang Jin-hyuk flied out to center fielder.

With runners on first and second, Moon Hyun-bin, pinch-hitting, singled up the middle. Second baseman Chae Eun-sung singled to center, and first baseman Kim Tae-yeon advanced to third. Center fielder Park Hae-min threw to third, not home, and third baseman Moon Bo-kyung was tagged out.

The run was disallowed as Kim Tae-yeon was tagged out before Chae Eun-sung could cross home plate. Han Hwa requested a video review, but the inning ended with no runs scored.

Sanchez pitches well, strikes out three to end the inning

After getting out of the third inning, Hanwha starter Sanchez retired the LG bats in order in the fourth. He got Austin to fly out to right, Moon to strike out Bo-Kyung, and Oh to ground out to second.

The fifth inning was also a triple play. He struck out Park Dong-won and Park Hae-min to retire the side. Sanchez threw 83 pitches through the fifth inning, striking out five.

Sanchez got Hong Chang-ki to ground out to second base in the sixth and Shin Min-jae to ground out to shortstop in the seventh. Kim Hyun-soo struck out the side with a 149-kilometer fastball in the seventh.

LG rallies, Park Hae-min hits tying three-run homer

Hanwha pulled Sanchez in the seventh and brought in Joo Hyun-sang as the second pitcher. LG retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh. Austin flied out to center, Moon grounded out to second, and Oh struck out.

In the eighth inning, LG’s leadoff hitter Park Dong-won led off with a walk against Hanwha bullpen Jang Si-hwan. Park Dong-won was replaced at first base by pinch runner Jung Ju-hyun. Moon Sung-joo singled to right to put runners on first and third.

Park Hae-min hit a fastball over the right field fence for a tying three-run homer. Jang Si-hwan’s slider (134 kilometers) was a muffed pitch that went just high enough. Park threw his hands up in the air as soon as he hit it, confident that it was a home run.

With the score tied at 3-3, Hanwha switched pitchers to Kim Bum-soo. Kim walked Hong Chang-ki and Shin Min-jae. He gave up a single to right to Kim Hyun-soo, and then swung at a three-pitch one-ball with Austin at the plate for a strikeout.

Austin ran to first base, and the pitcher rushed to catch it and throw to first, but the runner was faster, and the bat struck catcher Choi Jae-hoon in the head and arm. The umpires conferred and called Austin out.

The umpires explained, “After Austin swung, he was hit by the catcher’s helmet, so he was out for defensive interference.” LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop came out and appealed, but was told it was defensive interference.

Go Woo-seok collapsed. Lee Jin-young hits a two-run double

In the top of the ninth inning, with the score tied 3-3, LG brought in closer Ko Woo-seok. The first batter, Lee Won-seok, singled to left. Jang Jin-hyuk attempted a sacrifice bunt, but was thrown out by the pitcher. Choi Jae-hoon singled to center field, putting runners on first and second.

Lee Do-yoon swung and missed at a curveball from Ko Woo-seok and struck out on three pitches. Jung Eun-won singled to center field, second out. Lee Jin-young hit a single to left that cleared the third base line to make it 5-3. Go Woo-seok walked Noh Si-hwan to load the bases again.

LG removed Go Woo-seok and replaced him with Lee Woo-chan. Lee struck out Chae Eun-sung with the bases loaded.

Hanwha brought in Park Sang-won in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win. He gave up a leadoff single to Moon Bo-kyung but got Oh Ji-hwan to ground out to shortstop. He struck out pinch-hitter Lee Jae-won to end the game. 온라인바카라

After the game, Choi Won-ho said, “Sanchez missed out on an individual victory, but he pitched a great game and set the stage for the win. I also want to praise Noh Si-hwan for reaching the meaningful 30-homer milestone.”

“Lee Jin-young’s RBI single in the ninth inning (with the bases loaded) was also decisive, and above all, we were able to win because the players did not give up and stayed focused even after conceding the tying run.”

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