May MVP Candidate Two Home Runs, NC Recaptured 4th… LG 8 consecutive winning series suspended

NC defeated the MVP candidate in May with a home run four. He started his winning streak and climbed to 4th place.

NC Dinos won 7-3 against the LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd. With two consecutive victories, the win rate was 25-23 and 0.521. On the same day, as Doosan lost 3-13 to kt, NC rose to fourth place alone.

Two home runs in the fourth inning led to the win. NC regained the lead with Kwon Hee-dong’s solo home run in the 4th inning, 2-2, and Seo Ho-cheol’s three-run in 4-2 ran away with a 5-point lead. Starter Eric Peddy became the winning pitcher, allowing two runs in five innings.메이저사이트

  • Winning pitcher NC Eric Peddy / Losing pitcher LG Lim Chan-gyu
  • Homerun NC Kwon Hee-dong (4th inning 1st), Seo Ho-cheol (4th inning 1st)
  • Total spectators 18,890

▷ Crisis 4th hitter, first 2 RBIs, timely hit

NC took the lead early in the first inning with Jason Martin’s two-run double with one out on first and second base. It was after Ho-cheol Seo, the second hitter, got on base with a left-handed hit, and the third hitter, Park Gun-woo, got on base with a walk.

In fact, before this game, Martin had a batting average of 0.238 and an OPS of 0.719, and he was in a slump that was not suitable for a fourth hitter. In 23 games, he hit 2 home runs and 5 doubles, which was expected, but has not yet come out. Manager Kang In-kwon predicted that Martin could adjust his batting order if his slump continued, but he did not put it into practice. The result of believing once more was a preemptive and timely hit.

LG starter Lim Chan-gyu threw 30 pitches in the first inning and was shaken. Still, he succeeded in consecutive three-way offenses in the second and third innings. The LG batters helped Lim Chan-gyu’s strong pitching with points to chase. In both the 2nd and 3rd innings, a timely hit broke out after 2 shots, balancing the score 2-2.

Runners gathered in the second inning with Oh Ji-hwan’s heavy hit and Kim Min-sung’s walk. In the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases, Park Hae-min’s ‘push’ batted ball landed in front of the left fielder, and Park Dong-won, who was at 2nd base, stepped home. In the third inning, Moon Bo-gyeong scored a tie with a double from the right fielder at second base.

▷ Big innings made with a home run by a wild beast

NC maintained the lead with a big inning right after the tie was allowed. Rather, it solidified the victory. Kwon Hee-dong, the lead batter in the inning, and Seo Ho-cheol crossed the fence after two outs.

Kwon Hee-dong home run data
Fast ball / launch angle 33.3 degrees / batted ball speed 162.5 km / distance 122.1 m

Kwon Hee-dong came out as the lead hitter in the 4th inning and hit a home run with the ball count 1-1. It was the first home run of the season after 19 games. This score became the final point.

Seo Ho-cheol home run data
slider / launch angle 23.2 degrees / batted ball speed 166.6 km / distance 123.5 m

After two outs, Ah-seop Son’s timely hit made the score 4-2. NC did not stop here and brought the atmosphere with a home run. Seo Ho-cheol hit a line drive home run over the left-middle fence from 2nd out, 2nd and 3rd base. Seo Ho-cheol also had his first home run of the season.

NC starter Eric Peddy met the victory requirements after throwing 105 pitches in 5 innings. He didn’t pitch overpoweringly like he usually did, but he only had one walk while being driven to unfavorable counts. He achieved 9 wins (1 loss) in the season with 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings.

LG starter Lim Chan-gyu gave up only two innings in the 2nd and 4th innings, but allowed a whopping 7 points and embraced the defeat. His ERA, which was 1.97, soared to 3.02. Lim Chan-gyu, who led LG to the top spot with 4 wins and an undefeated ERA of 1.13 in 4 games in May, but the first game in June ended in a nightmare.

At the end of the 8th inning, when Park Dong-won hit first base safely, LG fans began to leave their seats. After giving up the first two games of the series from the 2nd to the 3rd, LG stopped the record of consecutive winning series. It was 8 consecutive winning series, excluding the rain canceled match in May, but the brakes were put on in the first series in June. It is also the first consecutive loss after three consecutive losses against KIA from April 28 to 30.

LG also had the bad news that the first hitter, Hong Chang-ki, was hit in the left calf in the first at-bat in the first inning and was replaced with a pinch hitter in the fourth inning. Lee Joo-hyung came out as a pinch hitter, followed by Kim Beom-seok as a pinch hitter and made his first-team debut.

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