‘It took a total of 9 hours and 26 minutes’ KT sweeps DH over Hanwha… ‘5 consecutive losses’ SSG falls to 6th place (overall)

 It took a whopping 9 hours and 26 minutes from the start of the first game of the double header to the end of the second game. After many twists and turns, the second-place KT Wiz captured both doubleheaders against the Hanwha Eagles. The first-place LG Twins also swept the doubleheader against SSG Landers, recording four consecutive wins and solidifying their lead. SSG fell into a helpless five-game losing streak and eventually fell to 6th place. 

KT caught both games of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League double header against Hanwha held at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 17th. They achieved a 7-0 victory in the first game, took a 3-1 lead in the second game, and after waiting for a rain stoppage of 3 hours and 24 minutes (the longest in history), they maintained a 2-point lead in the resumption and took another win, making it their 2nd win in a row. ran. KT’s 2 consecutive wins brought their season record to 69 wins, 3 draws, and 54 losses, while Hanwha, which quickly lost 4 games in a row, had 50 wins, 6 draws, and 66 losses.

The first game was one-sided. KT easily scored the first run in the top of the first inning against Hanwha starter Ricardo Sanchez with Hwang Jae-gyun’s double and Kang Baek-ho’s timely hit. After Park Byeong-ho’s left-handed hit in the top of the 4th inning, Anthony Alford’s two-run shot off Sanchez’s changeup made the score 3-0. On the other hand, Hanwha was unable to target KT starter William Cuevas.

On the other hand, KT beat Hanwha in the top of the 7th inning with 2 RBI and a timely hit by Oh Yoon-seok, who faced Hanwha’s third pitcher, Yoon Dae-kyung, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd base. In the top of the 9th inning, Kim Jun-tae’s two-run shot, targeting Kim Jae-young’s fastball, increased the score to 7-0 and brought the game to a close.

The second game started at 5:12 p.m., 32 minutes after the end of the first game. This time too, it was KT’s responsibility to score first. In the top of the second inning against Hanwha’s starting pitcher Han Seung-ju, Alford reached base with a single to left, and Jang Seong-woo hit Han Seung-ju’s first pitch fastball, creating a two-run home run that went over the left field wall. In the top of the third inning, one run was added when Byeong-ho Park hit a grounder with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd bases, taking the lead to 3-0.

Hanwha scored its first score of the day in the bottom of the third inning. KT starting pitcher Wes Benjamin faltered, leading Won-Seok Lee walked, Hyun-Bin Moon got on base with a ball hit by his body, and Jin-Young Lee walked at the end of the 8-pitch game, leaving the bases loaded with one out. Then, Lee Won-seok came in on Nick Williams’ infield hit and scored a run. In the ensuing chance with one out and the bases loaded, Noh Si-hwan struck out on three pitches and Chae Eun-seong grounded out, ending the inning without adding any more points.

Afterwards, KT’s 3-1, 2-point lead continued until the top of the 5th inning without any additional scores from either team, and Hanwha attacked in the bottom of the 5th inning. However, heavy rain suddenly poured down when Moon Hyun-bin was at bat. It seemed difficult to start the game due to heavy rain, but the referees did not decide to cancel and waited for the rain to stop. The wait eventually lasted over 3 hours, and the game resumed at 9:57 PM, 3 hours and 24 minutes later. This is the longest record in KBO history.

The game, which was held again with great difficulty, 메이저놀이터 ended with no change in score. After the game resumed, Benjamin threw two balls, gave up a walk to Moon Hyun-bin, and passed the mound to Son Dong-hyun. Hanwha later had a chance to reach first and second base with no outs thanks to Lee Jin-young’s left-handed hit, but Noh Si-hwan’s foul fly and Chae Eun-seong’s grounder led to the loss again this time. I couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity. KT also failed to score a runaway score, but Hanwha also failed to seize a chance and had to end the game without any reward after waiting for more than three hours. The second game ended at 11:26 p.m.

The leading LG Twins also caught both games of the doubleheader. With a season record of 74 wins, 2 draws and 47 losses, the gap between them and 2nd place KT is 6 games. SSG, who suffered 5 consecutive losses, was unable to prevent a fall to 6th place with 62 wins, 2 draws, and 59 losses. The ranking, which was 3rd until two weeks ago, fell three places.

Both games were tight, but LG took control in the second half of the game. In the first game, SSG took the lead with Park Seong-han’s 2 RBI timely hit in the top of the first inning against LG starter Jeong-yong Lee. Afterwards, LG took advantage of SSG’s mistake in the bottom of the second inning to make up for a point, and in the bottom of the fourth inning, they chased after Austin Dean’s solo home run off Kim Gwang-hyun’s slider, tying the score at 2-2.

SSG took the lead again in the top of the 5th inning with Choi Joo-hwan’s timely hit with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base, but LG scored 3 runs against pitcher Noh Kyeong-eun, who was replaced in the bottom of the 6th, and turned the score around. Kim Hyun-soo’s at-bat with one out and one out on first base, the quick-footed Shin Min-jae advanced to third base on a throw error by the catcher, and immediately Kim Hyun-soo’s double hit LG to balance the score at 3-3. In the ensuing game, with 2 outs and 3rd base, Bo-Kyung Moon and Dong-Won Park came up with consecutive hits, giving LG a 5-3 lead.

Afterwards, SSG was unable to attack the LG mound led by Yoo Young-chan, Park Myung-geun, and Kim Jin-seong, while LG added 3 runs in a row in the bottom of the 8th inning with four consecutive hits by Lim Jun-seop’s opponent, Moon Bo-kyung, Park Dong-won, Moon Seong-ju, and Park Hae-min, and widened the score. In the top of the 9th inning, Go Woo-seok finished the batting lineup of Ha Jae-hoon, Choi Jeong, and Guillermo Heredia with 14 balls and no bases.

In the second game, SSG scored first, but that lead did not last long. After one out against Lim Chan-gyu, it was 1-0 with consecutive hits by Choi Joo-hwan, Choi Jeong, and Han Yu-seom. In the top of the third inning, Lim Chan-gyu was shaken and the bases were loaded with Choi Jeong’s double, Han Yu-seom’s body hit, and Park Seong-han’s walk, and Ha Jae-hoon’s timely hit allowed SSG to add a run and run away with the score 2-0.

However, in the bottom of the third inning, LG succeeded in coming back, 3-2, with Shin Min-jae’s 10-pitch walk against Kirk McCarty and doubles by Kim Hyun-soo, Austin, and Moon Bo-kyung. In the bottom of the 4th inning, after Heo Do-hwan’s solo home run, Hong Chang-ki’s infield hit and Shin Min-jae’s left-field hit, the team got away with Kim Hyun-soo’s sacrifice fly and Austin’s triple with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd, and the shortstop’s error continued. LG and I were ahead 7-2.

After McCarty went down, the pitcher was replaced by rookie Lee Roun, and LG scored a run in the bottom of the 5th inning with consecutive hits by Park Hae-min, Park Dong-won, and Hong Chang-ki. Another rookie, Song Young-jin, took the mound on 1st and 3rd bases with 1 out and runners on base, and Kim Hyun-soo hit a timely hit, increasing the score to 9-2, 7 points.

SSG created an opportunity in the top of the 6th inning with successive hits by Ha Jae-hoon and Kim Seong-hyun, against Baek Seung-hyun, who came up after Lim Chan-gyu went down, and made up for a point with Choi Hang’s timely hit. However, with one out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Heredia’s double play ended the inning. SSG had a chance to load the bases against Lee Woo-chan in the bottom of the 7th inning, and after the pitcher was changed to Park Myung-geun, they chased another run with Ha Jae-hoon’s sacrifice fly. Score 4-9. In the top of the 9th inning, SSG took advantage of LG’s mistake to score another point, but they were unable to overcome the gap in scores that had already widened.

Doosan Bears (63 wins, 1 draw, 57 losses) won the game against KIA Tigers held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field and went on a 6-game winning streak, defeating KIA (60 wins, 2 draws, 59 losses), which was on a 4-game losing streak, and SSG, which was stuck on a 5-game losing streak. He surpassed it and rose to 4th place.

Doosan’s Raul Alcantara and KIA’s Thomas Panoni face off as foreign pitchers. In the 1-1 tie made by Kang Seung-ho’s home run in the top of the second inning and Han Jun-su’s timely hit in the bottom of the second, Doosan took the lead in the top of the third inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases. Yang Seok-hwan’s timely hit led to a run. went out And in the top of the 5th inning, Park Joon-young’s solo home run and Yang Seok-hwan’s 2-RBI double with one out and runners on second and third base increased the score to 5-1. 

As KIA caught up with Na Seong-beom’s two-run gun in the bottom of the 5th inning, Doosan got away with Yang Seok-hwan’s timely hit in the top of the 7th. In the top of the 8th inning, Kwak Do-gyu’s opponent, Kang Seung-ho’s double to left, and Heo Gyeong-min’s single to right, added a score with Jo Soo-haeng’s infield hit with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd base. In the top of the 9th inning, Yang Eui-ji hit a solo hom

In the game between Lotte Giants and Samsung Lions held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, Lotte defeated Samsung 7-4 and won three games in a row.

Lotte, which had a chance with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd in the top of the first inning against Samsung starting pitcher Taylor Widener and scored the first run with Jeon Jun-woo’s timely hit, added a score with Ahn Chi-hong’s two-run shot in the top of the third inning. In the top of the 4th inning, with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd on hits by Jeong Jeong-geun and Lee Hak-ju, Widener scored on a wild pitch, and with Lee Jeong-hoon’s walk on 2 outs and 1st and 2nd on base, Ahn Chi-hong hit three runs against pitcher Choi Ji-kwang, who had changed the game. defeated Samsung 7-0.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Samsung followed up with Lotte starter Park Se-woong’s Koo Ja-wook getting on base with a heavy hit and Jose Pirella’s two-run gun. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Park Se-woong went down and Jae-hyun Lee’s solo home run, targeting Jin Seung-hyun’s first pitch fastball, who took over the mound, gave them a 3-7 lead. In the bottom of the 9th inning, Lee Seong-gyu hit a solo home run off Lotte closer Kim Won-joong’s first pitch, but Lotte maintained the lead and won.

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