‘Undisputed No. 1’ LG gets swept by last-place Hanwha for the second straight day.
Hanwha’s bottom of the order pounded LG’s veteran Im Chan-kyu. After an eight-game losing streak, Hanwha’s two-game winning streak gave them their third sweep of the series in the second half.
LG started well. In the top of the first inning, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki and No. 3 hitter Kim Hyun-soo singled against Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo.메이저놀이터
Moon Bo-kyung followed with a single to right to lead off the inning.
Hanwha’s Lee Do-yoon hits an RBI double in the top of the second inning.
In the second inning, Hanwha came out on fire. Kim Tae-yeon led off with a single to right, and Choi In-ho tied the game with a triple to right-center.
The comeback run came with a little luck. With the bases loaded, Jang Jin-hyuk hit a grounder to first base, and Austin dropped the ball. Choi In-ho, the third baseman, came home with time to spare, making it a 2-1 game.
Hanwha’s Choi In-ho high-fives manager Choi Won-ho after scoring the game-winning run on Jang Jin-hyuk’s grounder with the bases loaded in the second inning.
With the bases loaded, Hanwha’s Jae-hoon Choi laid down a sacrifice bunt that sent Jang to second base. The next batter, Lee Do-yoon, hit an RBI double to make it 3-1.
With runners on first and second after Jung Eun-won’s walk, Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run double to center field, making the score 5-1. It was a revolt from the bottom of the order that took the wind out of starter Im Chan-kyu’s sails.
In fact, it was the moment when the game was decided.
LG’s Park Hae-min strikes out with runners on first and second in the bottom of the third inning.
LG also tried to fight back in the bottom of the inning. In the second inning, Hong Chang-ki, Shin Min-jae, and Kim Hyun-soo hit consecutive singles to pull within one run.
However, their concentration was not enough. In the bottom of the third, with runners on first and second, Park Hae-min struck out swinging. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Austin was out on a fly ball to center field.
Noh Shi-hwan of LG and Hanwha hit two RBI doubles with runners on first and second in the second inning at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Wednesday.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Oh cut the deficit to two runs with a solo home run, but that was it. Moon Dong-ju came off the mound with runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth and held Kim Bum-soo (1⅔ innings), Joo Hyun-sang (2 innings), and Park Sang-won (1 inning) scoreless to preserve the win.
Hanwha’s Kim Tae-yeon scored the tying run in the top of the second inning when Choi In-ho tripled with the bases loaded.
LG, which had a team-high 14 hits with all of its starters hitting, had more hits than Hanwha (five), but it was concentration that proved to be the difference.