The LG Twins have clinched Game 3 of the Korean Series after a come-from-behind victory.
LG, led by manager Yoon Kyung-yup, won Game 3 of the Korean Series against the KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason 8-7 on Tuesday at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon. After dropping the first game 2-3, LG bounced back with a 5-4 win in the second game to even the series at one game apiece and take a 2-1 series lead with the victory.
It was a batting battle with four home runs. In the top of the third inning, LG struck first with a home run. After Hong Chang-ki singled to center, Park Hae-min drew a walk, Kim Hyun-soo grounded out to put runners on second and third, and Austin took a four-pitch 147 km/h fastball from Benjamin for a home run to give the team a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, after Choi Jae-dae walked after a seven-pitch at-bat, Kim Sang-soo singled to left to put runners on first and second with nobody out, and Hwang Jae-gyun doubled to left to bring in Choi, making the score 1-3.
Trailing by one, KT scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead. Against Jung Woo-young, who came on in the bottom of the fifth inning, Park Byung-ho singled to right, his first hit in 11 at-bats in the Korean Series.
Jang Jang-woo then reached on an error by the shortstop to put runners on second and third. Back-to-back singles by pinch-hitter Kim Min-hyuk and Alford tied the game at 3-3 against the new pitcher, Ham Deok-joo. After the pitcher was replaced by Baek Seung-hyun, pinch-hitter Lee Ho-yeon grounded out to third base, but Kim Min-hyuk was thrown out at home and Alford singled up the middle to bring in Lee Seok-ho and give KT the lead.
The game turned on a home run, then another. In the top of the sixth inning, Moon Bo-kyung led off with a single to left and then took a 145km/h fastball from Son Dong-hyun and sent it over the fence once again. It was a huge home run with a distance of 125 meters, giving LG a 5-4 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, KT, which had been quiet since then, tied the game at 5-5 with a leadoff single to right off LG closer Ko Woo-seok, a sacrifice bunt by Kim Sang-soo, and a timely double by Hwang Jae-gyun, followed by a two-run shot by Park Byung-ho. The score was 7-5, and KT regained the lead.
In the top of the ninth, KT closer Kim Jae-yoon came in and got the second out, and it looked like the game was over. However, Kim Hyun-soo grounded out, Austin walked, and Oh Ji-hwan hit a three-run homer to bring the score back to 8-7. In the bottom of the ninth, Go Woo-seok came on to load the bases, but Lee Jung-yong, who was replaced, got Kim Sang-soo to fly out to end the game. The following is a one-on-one interview with head coach Yoon Kyung-yup after the game. 아톰카지노 주소
-To summarize the game.
It was not an easy game today because Benjamin came out, but I think Austin hit a home run and we were able to keep the overall flow of the game in our favor. It was a difficult game because we didn’t play good baseball and allowed the lead to slip away, but as the hitters improved, we were able to fight for runs, and in the end, Oh Ji-hwan hit the decisive three-run homer to win the game. It was difficult for Go Woo-seok, but I think Lee Jung-yong will be able to take some of the pressure off him with a good finish. I think the team as a whole can play at a higher level.
Lee Jeong-yong also warmed up early, but Go Woo-seok came out in the eighth inning.
I actually thought about it a lot. I thought about putting Go Woo-seok up first, and if he had a lot of pitches, I would go to Jung-yong in the ninth. I thought it was more important to close out the eighth inning because it was leading up to the top of the order. Go Woo-seok’s pitches weren’t bad, but he struggled with his delivery. I think he’ll get better as he plays more games.
-The bullpen was used up a lot. I think the bullpen will be needed a lot in Game 4 as well.
We are managing our pitch count well. Young-chan Yoo pitched two innings for the second game in a row, which can be tough, but I don’t think we’ll have a problem pitching the whole game tomorrow without him. I think he’ll be able to pitch one inning tomorrow if the situation calls for it. All of our pitchers will be ready to go tomorrow.
-On being thrown out at the plate.
You can’t help it. It’s a stolen base if they throw it right. If I need to steal a base, I’m definitely going to make a move. I think our guys are confident with the win in game two, they’re focused on the game, they’re passionate and desperate to win, and I think that desperation is creating wins. There’s a little bit of a rush in the whole game because they’re so passionate and they want to win, and I think it’s my job in the next game to calm them down a little bit.