What changed the stuffy atmosphere was the bold play on the base. It was a game in which the part that LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop wanted from the players was fully revealed.
LG won 7-4 in the 5th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 13th and avenged the loss the previous day.
On the mound,안전놀이터 starting pitcher Casey Kelly, who completed 7 innings and achieved a Quality Start Plus (QS+), shone brightly.
However, at the beginning of the game, the flow of LG was not smooth. The other line got two walks in the top of the first inning, but it destroyed the chances of one company and first and second base, and in the top of the second inning, it had to be content with scoring one run even after recording two doubles.
At the beginning of the 3rd inning, which broke the 1-1 balance, LG scored 3 points and ran away. In the process, two decisive base runs came out. It all happened in the middle field.
With 2nd out and 1st base, Austin Dean hit to the middle left, and Hong Chang-ki, the first base runner, rushed all the way to the home base without stopping at 3rd base and scored. After Oh Ji-hwan’s walk, Moon Bo-gyeong’s double hit, not only second base runner Austin, but also first base runner Oh Ji-hwan boldly dug into the groove. Samsung requested a video review, but it was safe as it was.
On this day, Samsung put Kim Sang-min on the lineup as the starting center fielder. It was his first start since his professional debut. Last year, he joined Samsung with the 73rd rank in the 2nd round of the 8th round, and his first team debut this year is the first.
Kim Sang-min showed a sense of stability while playing the defense as a left fielder the previous day, but compared to the team’s leading outfielders such as Lee Seong-gyu and Kim Hyun-jun, he lacks experience in center field.
LG did not miss this part. He shook opponent starters Heo Yoon-dong and field pitcher with baseball that runs one more base. No mistake was recorded in the process of two timely hits, but from Kim Sang-min’s point of view, he had no choice but to be chased mentally.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop has been emphasizing the importance of ‘running baseball’ and going one more base since spring camp. The head coach thought that in order to get even one more point, active running base play was necessary.
On this day, LG failed to record a single stolen base, and rather, when Kim Min-seong struck out on first base safely in the top of the 4th inning, first base runner Lee Jae-won ran and was out at second base. However, he showed his strength without regret and won a valuable one.