Hwang Jae-gyun’s Walk-off Hit
KT Wiz achieved a dramatic comeback victory in the bottom of the 9th inning against the leading LG Twins.
As KT won 4-3 in the home game against LG in the professional baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 6th.
KT, second in the league, broke its four-game losing streak with this win and narrowed the gap with LG back to 5.5 games.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, when the game was tied 0-3,
KT beat LG’s closer Ko Woo-seok to turn the game around.
Pinch hitter Moon Sang-cheol took the lead and attacked the first pitch, hitting a double to left, opening the way for a comeback.
The next batter, Jang Seong-woo, hit a single to the left of center field, bringing Moon Sang-cheol home. 카지노사이트
Go Woo-seok set up pinch hitter Ahn Chi-young with a three-pitch strikeout,
but gave up a walk to Park Kyung-soo and was unable to end the crisis.
KT trailed by one run thanks to Bae Jeong-dae’s timely hit and took the opportunity to load the bases with one out thanks to Kim Sang-soo’s walk.
Kim Min-hyuk retired with a ground ball, but Hwang Jae-gyun ended the game with a timely hit for 2 RBI that passed third baseman Bo-kyung Moon.
Hwang Jae-gyun’s batted ball bounced wide,
the ball slightly touched the tip of Moon Bo-kyung’s glove before slipping out in front of left fielder.
This is Hwang Jae-gyun’s 9th walk-off hit in his career.
A great pitching battle took place until the mid to late game.
KT’s Wes Benjamin displayed a powerful performance worthy of LG’s nemesis, and Kelly also continued his recent momentum.
Until this day, Benjamin had recorded an average ERA of 0.71 in 4 wins in 4 games against LG this year.
Kelly recently achieved quality starts (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings) in 3 consecutive games.
The two exchanged powerful throws so that less than 80 minutes passed until the bottom of the fifth inning ended.
Wes Benjamin allowed 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run (1 earned) in 7 innings,
while Kelly pitched 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, and no runs.
It was LG who broke the balance of ‘0’.
In the 6th inning, LG created an opportunity with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd base with consecutive left-handed hits by Shin Min-jae and Kim Hyun-soo,
then traded the out count and score with Austin Dean’s huge foul fly.
In the 8th inning, additional points were scored with Shin Min-jae and Kim Hyun-soo leading the way.
Shin Min-jae walked against the changed pitcher Son Dong-hyun and quickly stole second base to shake up KT Battery.
At this time, KT catcher Jang Seong-woo’s bad throw to second base made it 1 out and 3rd base.
Kim Hyun-soo did not miss the opportunity and hit a right-handed hit to bring Shin Min-jae home.
LG, riding on momentum, added one more point in the 9th inning with Kim Min-seong’s hit to the body,
Park Hae-min’s left-field hit, and Hong Chang-ki’s timely double.
However, Go Woo-seok collapsed in the bottom of the 9th inning, it was KT who had the last laugh.