SSG displayed a terrifying back-and-forth, scoring 6 points only in the 8th and 9th innings, decorating Kiwoom and 3 consecutive weekend matches with a winning series (2 wins and 1 loss).메이저놀이터
SSG won the 2023 KBO League Kiwoom and away game at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 2nd by making a ‘promised 8th inning’ and winning 9-5. With this, 2nd place SSG, who won 45 wins (1 draw, 28 losses) of the season, continued chasing lead LG (47 wins, 2 draws, 27 losses). However, LG also defeated KIA 3-1 in the home room on the same day, so the ride is still 1.5 games.
It had the effect of harassing the opponent without giving up until the end even in a situation where the defeat was dark the previous day. SSG was dragged 0-6 in the match against Kiwoom on the 1st, but scored 3 points in the last 9th inning attack, and Kiwoom hurriedly put the finisher Lim Chang-min on the mound and won a sweat. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said ahead of the game on the 2nd, “I think there will be a positive effect because the atmosphere has risen at the end (the day before).”
As coach Kim wished, the SSG batting line caught fire at the end of the day as well. At the beginning of the 6th inning, trailing 2-5, Choo Shin-soo’s timely hit caught up with 1 point, and in the 8th inning, he scored 4 points. Leading batter Choi Ji-hoon opened fire with a triple in the middle right against Kiwoom reliever Won Jong-hyeon, and then Hanyu-seom hit a 1-run double in the 7th. In the continued second base, Kang Jin-seong bunted in the 8th, and Min-sik Kim hit an outfield sacrifice fly in the 9th to balance the score 5-5.
Afterwards, Choo Shin-soo’s left-handed hit, Choi Joo-hwan’s strike knockout wild throw in No. 2, and Choi Jeong’s automatic intentional four-ball in No. 3 filled all the bases, and the fourth hitter Guillermo Heredia hit a timely hit with two RBIs in the final. SSG, which led by 2 points at 7-5, actually ended the game with Kang Jin-seong hitting 2 RBIs and 3 bases in the top of the 9th inning.
Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan (left) celebrates with catcher Kang Min-ho (center) after defending his team’s victory against Hanwha in Daegu on the 2nd. On the right is Jaeil Oh.
Hanwha, who tried to win 9 consecutive wins in 18 years, lost 1-2 to the lowest ranked Samsung in Daegu, ending the winning streak. Samsung calmed Hanwha’s blast and struggled to get out of the quagmire of four consecutive losses. Samsung’s Kang Min-ho hit a solo shot to tie the score in the bottom of the second inning when the team was trailing 0-1, achieving a double-digit home run for 14 consecutive seasons. Finisher Oh Seung-hwan took the mound in the ninth inning, pitched one scoreless inning, and recorded double-digit saves for four consecutive seasons and 380 personal saves.
In Suwon, KT beat NC 5-0, and in Busan, Doosan beat Lotte 4-2.
The stands at Jamsil Stadium where the LG-KIA match was held on the 2nd are filled with fans. Professional baseball reached 4 million spectators that day. yunhap news
On the other hand, on this day, professional baseball exceeded 4 million spectators (4,047,120) in 364 games with 55,860 people flocking to 5 stadiums nationwide. It is the 4th lowest game record in history, following 328 games in 2018, 334 games in 2016, and 341 games in 2017.