NC, which is in a fierce battle for third place, defeated LG, which secured first place in the regular league, thanks to the concentration of the batting line and the fightback of starting pitcher Tanner Turley.
NC Dinos won 8-4 in a home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 13th.
As a result, NC recorded 74 wins, 2 draws, and 65 losses, securing at least 5th place regardless of the results of the remaining games and winning a ticket to the fall baseball season. NC is participating in the postseason for the first time in three years since 2020, when it achieved its first comprehensive championship. However, the ranking remained unchanged, maintaining 4th place, half a game behind 3rd place SSG Landers (74 wins, 3 draws, 64 losses), who defeated Kiwoom Heroes 3-2 in Incheon on the same day. LG, which has already been confirmed to win the regular season, has 85 wins, 2 draws, and 55 losses.메이저놀이터
In addition to pitcher Tanner, NC includes Son Ah-seop (designated hitter), Choi Jeong-won (center fielder), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Jason Martin (left fielder), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Kim Seong-wook (right fielder), and Kim Hyeong-jun (catcher). -Park Joo-chan (third baseman) was named to the starting lineup.
In response, LG responded with Park Hae-min (center fielder), Moon Seong-ju (right fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder), Austin Dean (designated hitter), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Kim Beom-seok (first baseman), Kim Min-seong (second baseman), and Heo Do-hwan. (Catcher) was the batting lineup. The starting pitcher is Lee Ji-kang.
The opportunity came to LG first. In the top of the first inning, Park Hae-min’s single, Moon Seong-joo’s advanced hit, and Kim Hyun-soo’s walk tied the runners on first and second bases with one out. However, Austin and Oh Ji-hwan returned with a fly to center field and a ground ball to first base, respectively, which did not lead to a score.
After overcoming the crisis of conceding runs, NC immediately took the lead by turning the bottom of the first inning into a big inning. With Son Ah-seop’s walk, Choi Jeong-won’s sacrifice bunt, and Park Min-woo’s walk, Martin hit a timely hit to right with one out and one out on first and second base. In the ensuing game with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Oh Young-soo hit a ground ball to 2nd base and 3rd base runner Park Min-woo hit home.
Once the firepower of the NC batting line was set on fire, it was unlikely to cool down. Kim Joo-won’s ground ball resulted in a catching error by the opposing first baseman, and with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd, Kim Seong-wook hit a timely double with 2 RBIs and a leadoff to left. At third base with 2 outs and 2 outs due to a wild pitch by the opposing pitcher, Kim Hyeong-jun hit a timely hit to right with 1 RBI. 5-0.
NC gained momentum and widened the score gap in the bottom of the third inning. After two outs, Kim Joo-won opened the scoring with a hit to right, and Kim Seong-wook hit a timely double with an RBI to the left of the left fielder. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Park Min-woo hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs on 2nd and 3rd bases with one out, created by Park Joo-chan’s single and Choi Jeong-won’s double to left field.
LG, now in a hurry, started the chase in the top of the 5th inning with leadoff hitter Kim Min-seong’s left-handed solo shot. Kim Min-seong’s 8th shot of the season. The flying distance was measured at 105m.
Afterwards, LG added 2 more runs in the top of the 9th with back-to-back hits by Austin and Son Ho-young and a walk by Jung Joo-hyun with the bases loaded and Kim Beom-seok’s 2-RBI double to left. However, with no outs on second and third base, third base runner Jeong Joo-hyun, who was taking advantage of opposing pitcher Lee Yong-chan’s wild pitch to drive home, was out and the flow was interrupted. In the ensuing game, with one out and runners on third base, Jeon Jun-ho’s ground ball RBI gave them one more run, but that was all. The game ended with NC’s victory.
Kim Seong-wook (2 hits in 4 at-bats, 3 RBIs), Park Min-woo (1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs), Martin (1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI), and Choi Jeong-won (2 hits in 3 at-bats) led NC’s attack with hard-hitting hits. Starting pitcher Tanner pitched 111 balls and went 6 innings with 3 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, and 1 run, earning his 5th win (2 losses) of the season.
LG suffered from the poor performance of starting pitcher Lee Ji-kang (8 hits, 2 walks, 2 walkouts, 2 strikeouts, 8 runs, 5 earned runs in 3.1 innings). 5th loss (2 wins) of the season. Kim Min-seong (1 hit in 2 at-bats, 1 home run, 1 RBI) and Kim Beom-seok (1 hit in 4 at-bats, 2 RBI) showed good batting skills, but the shine faded due to the team’s loss.