Lim Chan-gyu’s 14 wins + 5 points big inning’ LG beats Doosan on the day of receiving the championship trophy, ‘spectacular finale’
The LG Twins, who won the regular season championship for the first time in 29 years, defeated the Doosan Bears in the final game of the regular season and happily received the championship trophy.
LG won 5-2 in the final game of the regular season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th. With this victory, LG finished the regular season with a season record of 86 wins, 2 draws, and 56 losses. On the other hand, Doosan, whose 3-game winning streak was cut off, has 74 wins, 2 draws, and 66 losses, and the final ranking will be determined in the match against SSG Landers on the 16th and 17th.
Doosan starting lineup: Su-bin Jeong (center fielder), Su-haeng Jo (right fielder), Rojas (designated hitter), Seok-hwan Yang (first baseman), Seung-ho Kang (second baseman), In-tae Kim (left fielder), Jun-young Park (third baseman), Seung-hyeon Jang (catcher), Jae-ho Kim (shortstop). Starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju.
LG starting lineup: Park Hae-min (center fielder) Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) Austin (first baseman) Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman) Kim Min-seong (second baseman) Lee Jae-won (designated hitter) Heo Do-hwan (catcher). Starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu.
The first point belonged to Doosan. In the top of the second inning, Doosan’s leader Seok-Hwan Yang reached base with a double and advanced to third base on Seung-Ho Kang’s sacrifice bunt. Then, Kim In-tae walked, and with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Yang Seok-hwan came in on Park Jun-young’s infield hit to take a 1-0 lead.스포츠토토
LG scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and overtook Doosan. After Hong Chang-ki’s fly ball to left field, back-to-back hits by Kim Hyun-soo and Austin, and Oh Ji-hwan’s walk left the bases loaded with one out. Afterwards, Kim Hyun-soo was out at home due to Moon Bo-kyung’s ground ball, but the chances with the bases loaded continued, and pinch hitter Moon Seong-joo’s sweeping double to left led LG to a 3-1 comeback.
With two outs and a runner on second base, the pitcher changed to Park Chi-guk, Jae-won Lee got on base with a walk at the end of the 9-pitch game, and Do-hwan Heo walked out on a pitch that hit his body, giving LG another chance to load the bases. And with Park Hae-min’s timely hit, he did not miss this opportunity and added 2 points, widening the score to 5-1 and taking the lead.
After that, there were no additional goals from either team. In the bottom of the fifth inning, LG’s lead, Joo-Hyun Jeong, got on base with a single, but Austin’s double play immediately resulted in two outs, and Oh Ji-Hwan retired with a straight hit to second base.
In the top of the 6th inning, Doosan made it to 1st and 2nd base after Jeong Soo-bin and Su-haeng Cho hit ground balls, then Rojas hit a hit to center and Seok-hwan Yang hit a hit to left. However, Chan-gyu Lim went down and Seung-hyeon Baek came up, and Seung-ho Kang’s ground ball to first base by Seung-ho Kang failed to score, ending the inning. Finished.
With one out in the bottom of the 6th inning, LG got on base with Moon Seong-ju’s infield single in front of the shortstop, but after the pitcher changed from Lee Byung-hun to Park Shin-ji, Lee Jae-won struck out and Moon Seong-ju, who tried to go one more base between wild pitches, was caught and the inning ended.
Doosan, which was unable to attack the LG mound, made up for one run in the top of the 8th inning. Youngchan Yoo on the LG mound. Jeong Soo-bin hit a fly ball to left field and Jo Soo-haeng hit a straight hit to first base, but Rojas’ batted ball went over the fence. Rojas hit Yoo Young-chan’s first pitch, a 148 km/h fastball, and hit a solo home run over the right wall. It was Rojas’ 19th home run of the season, bringing the score to 2-5.
Doosan came up in the top of the 9th inning, and after Kim Jin-seong’s opponent Kang Seung-ho retired with a 3-ball strikeout, Kim In-tae hit a base hit and Park Jun-young got on base with a walk, giving Doosan a chance to get to first and second base, but pinch hitter Yang Eui-ji’s grounder turned into a double play, so LG took control of the game. lost. LG, which was scheduled to hold a regular season championship trophy presentation ceremony and a home final event after the game, was able to receive the trophy happily.
LG starter Lim Chan-gyu earned his 14th win of the season with a pitching pitch in 5⅔ innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 1 run. Then, Baek Seung-hyun (1 inning), Jeong Woo-young (⅓ inning), Yoo Young-chan (1 inning), and Kim Jin-seong (1 inning) blocked the back door and maintained the victory. In the batting lineup, Moon Seong-joo stood out with 2 hits, 3 RBIs, and 1 run, and Park Hae-min with 1 hit and 2 RBIs.
Doosan had to swallow their disappointment as Kim Dong-ju became the losing pitcher after pitching 3⅔ innings, allowing 4 walks, 3 hits, 1 strikeout, and 4 runs. The batting line, which had only 6 hits in total, was Rojas with 2 hits including a home run, 1 RBI and 1 run, Yang Seok-hwan with 2 hits and 1 run, and Park Jun-young with 1 hit and 1 RBI, but they were unable to prevent the team from losing.