NC beats SSG with only one hit… LG beats Doosan two days in a row (comprehensive)
NC Dinos tasted victory even with only one hit. The only hit was a timely hit like gold in the 10th inning.
SSG Landers drank the bitter cup of defeat because the team had no hits until the ninth inning and no final blow came out.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League SSG match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 15th, NC won a sweaty 1-0 victory thanks to Park Min-woo’s final blow in the top of the 10th inning.
NC, who avenged the loss the previous day and ended a two-game losing streak, 안전놀이터maintained 3rd place by posting the 8th win (5 losses) of the season. The leading SSG recorded 8 wins and 3 losses, and the ride with the second place LG Twins (9 wins and 4 losses) disappeared.
NC almost fell victim to the record of the team’s no-hit, no-run team, which had only two times in history, as it did not hit a single hit against the SSG pitching staff until the ninth inning that day.
LG and SSG on October 6, 2014, and SSG on April 2, 2014, recorded the team no-hit and no-run, in which all pitchers pitched in the mound did not give up hits and points, but unfortunately it was NC that was sacrificed.
Up to the ninth inning, four pitchers from SSG climbed the mound, but NC did not hit a single hit.
Kirk McCarty, who started SSG, blocked seven innings with no hits and no runs, and Noh Kyung-eun, who took the mound afterwards, also ended one inning with a three-way strike. Seo Jin-yong, who took over the mound in the top of the ninth inning, struck out lead batter Park Min-woo, then threw a headshot at Seo Ho-cheol and was ejected, but Baek Seung-gun, who hurriedly took the mound, gave up a walk, striking out Son Ah-seop and Park Seok-min in the crisis of 1 out 1st and 2nd base. caught with a grounder on first base and prevented a run.
NC starter Koo Chang-mo also struck out 9 in 8⅔ innings and showed excellent pitching with 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, so the two teams went into overtime with a 0-0 match.
In the top of the 10th inning, NC finally got its first hit.
In the top of the 10th inning, lead batter Oh Young-soo chose a straight walk, and Cheon Jae-hwan succeeded in a sacrifice bunt, sending Oh Young-su to second base.
Kim Joo-Won struck out, but Ahn Joong-Yeol walked again and created a chance for 2nd 1st and 2nd base.
Park Min-woo, who entered the plate afterwards, pulled out a timely hit that fell in front of the right fielder against Choi Min-joon.
NC failed to score an additional point as follow-up hitter Do Tae-hoon struck out.
NC finisher Lee Yong-chan, who took the mound at the end of the 9th inning with 2 out and 1st base, finished the bottom of the 10th inning with a tripartite offense and defended the lead on thin ice, becoming the winning pitcher. It is the first win of the season (2 saves).
As the game ended in the 10th overtime, Park Min-woo’s timely hit became the NC’s only hit that day.
NC became the 5th team ever to win with only one hit. It has been about two years and seven months since the Doosan Bears recorded against the Samsung Lions on September 24, 2020, that a one-hit winning team came out.
SSG’s Baek Seung-gun suffered his first loss of the season with 1 hit, 2 walks and 1 run in ⅔ innings.
In the match against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium, the LG Twins won 3-1 with a good shot from foreign ace Adam Plutko.
After the 2022 season, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop and Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop took the new command towers side by side, and LG smiled for two days in a row in the first confrontation of the season between the two teams, nicknamed the “War of Yeop”.
LG harvested its 9th win (4 losses) of the season and eliminated the game gap with the leading SSG. Doosan recorded 6 wins and 6 losses, putting the 50% win rate at stake.
On this day, the game between the two teams continued with a balance of ‘0’ until the 5th inning amidst the good pitching of the starting pitchers.
Plutko gave up only one hit and two walks in 6 innings and blocked the Doosan lineup with no runs. Strikeout removed three.
Plutko, who met the victory requirements as the batting line gave up points at the end of the 6th inning, harvested the second win of the season as the bullpen kept the lead.
Young-gun Gwak Bin, who started for Doosan, also threw well with 6 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 7⅓ innings, but he did not receive support from other lines, so he became a losing pitcher. This is the first loss of the season (1 win).
With no runners out in the 4th inning, Plutko continued his excellent pitching by not allowing a single batter to reach base until Jeong Soo-bin hit a double.
Doosan Young-gun and Gwak Bin also pitched scoreless until the 5th inning without any crisis.
The first to concede was Kwak Bin. LG scored 3 points only in the 6th inning.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, lead hitter Hong Chang-ki walked and Kim Hyun-soo hit right to make it 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, and Austin Dean hit a sacrifice fly to bring runner Moon Seong-joo home.
In the ensuing 2nd 1st base, Moon Bo-gyeong hit the right-middle fence with a one-bound, pulled out a double at the right time, and then took advantage of the opponent’s mistake to dig into the home.
LG started the bullpen from the 7th inning, and Kim Jin-seong and Jung Woo-young, who took the mound in the 7th and 8th innings, were responsible for each scoreless inning and kept the lead.
However, Ham Deok-joo, who took over the mound in the top of the 9th inning, made 2 out and 2nd base with an infield hit and an error, and then Kim Jae-hwan hit right handedly and gave Doosan a recovery point.
LG replaced the mound with Lee Jung-yong in the situation of 2 companies and 1st base. The game ended as Lee Jung-yong treated Yang Eui-ji with a fly ball to right field. Lee Jung-yong made his first save of the season (2 wins).
At Gocheok Sky Dome, Kiwoom Heroes defeated KIA Tigers 6-1.
Kiwoom, who had 3 consecutive victories, recorded 6 wins and 6 losses and jumped from 6th place to a tie for 4th place. KIA, which fell into the pit of three consecutive losses, fell to the bottom with a record of 3 wins and 7 losses.
Kiwoom starter Ariel Hurado took the lead in Kiwoom’s victory by fighting well with 6 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
Furado, who is from Panama, reported his first win (2 losses) of the season while showing good pitching while the staff of the Panama Embassy in Korea directly cheered on that day.
In the Kiwoom batting line, Kim Hye-seong played the role of the 4th hitter with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
KIA rookie left-handed pitcher Yoon Young-cheol gave up 5 runs in just one inning, giving up 4 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 3⅔ innings, feeling the high wall of a pro.
Kiwoom took the flow at the beginning of the game by scoring 5 points only in the first inning.
In the bottom of the first inning, leadoff Lee Yong-kyu’s walk and Lee Hyung-jong’s left-handed double tied together to score the first run, and Kim Hye-seong hit a right-handed double at the right time on the 1st and 3rd bases, which were followed by Lee Jung-hoo’s walk and the opposing pitcher’s wild throw. On second and third base, Park Joo-hong hit a sacrifice fly.
Afterwards, Lim Byeong-wook hit a superior two-run home run (Season No. 1) in the second out and second base.
Hurado allowed a timely hit to Hwang Dae-in at the beginning of the 3rd inning, giving KIA a point, but did not concede an additional run until the 6th inning.
Kiwoom, who kept the lead, solidified their victory by running off 6-1 with Kim Hye-sung’s double in the middle right and Park Ju-hong’s hit in the middle-left at the end of the 5th inning, and rookie catcher Kim Dong-heon pulled out a sacrifice fly at first and third base.
Hanwha Eagles beat KT Wiz 7-2 at Suwon KT Wiz Park.
Hanwha, who had two consecutive victories, managed to escape from the bottom with a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. KT recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses.
After two outs in the first inning, Hanwha Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong scored consecutive hits, and Brian O’Grady hit a double at the right time with 2 RBIs to take a 2-0 lead.
KT made up for one point at the end of the first inning with Kang Baek-ho’s Woo Joong-wol solo shot (Season 3), but Hanwha ran away with two points in the second inning. Chae Eun-seong hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the 2nd base with 2 hits and 1 walk in the top of the 2nd inning.
In the beginning of the 6th inning, Roh Si-hwan hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the middle right in 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, widening the score to 6-1.
Hanwha, who gave 1 point to KT at the end of the 6th inning, split the game by adding 1 point to Kim Tae-yeon’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 9th inning.
Hanwha starter Felix Pena did his part with 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 5 innings, laying the foundation for the team’s victory. Pena reported his first win (one loss) of the season in his third appearance.
On the Hanwha mound, Lee Tae-yang only allowed 1 run in 1 inning, but Kim Ki-joong, Han Seung-ju, and Yoon Dae-kyung were responsible for 1 scoreless inning each.
In the other lineup, Noh Si-hwan played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 2 points, and Chae Eun-sung played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 point.
KT’s selection exclusion was shaken by giving up 7 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings and allowing 4 runs.
At Daegu Samsung Lions Park, the Lotte Giants beat the Samsung Lions 9-5.
Lotte went from 7th to 6th with 5 wins and 6 losses. Samsung, whose two-game winning streak was suspended, was pushed to 9th place with a record of 4 wins and 8 losses.
Lotte, who picked the first point in the first inning, added three points in the third inning.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Koh Seung-min’s walk and Yoo Kang-nam’s left-handed hit made Rex hit a double at the right time in the middle left. In the ensuing 1st, 2nd and 3rd bases, all the runners scored with Ahn Chi-hong’s heavy hit at the right time.
Samsung did not back down easily either.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Kim Ji-chan hit a heavy hit on 1st and 3rd base to make up for 1 point, and when Lee Seong-gyu was at bat, third base runner Kim Dong-yeop succeeded in homestealing with Kim Ji-chan, who was on first base, with a double steal. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Samsung added 1 point and caught up to 3-4.
However, Lotte broke Samsung’s pursuit by adding 2 points each in the 6th and 7th innings.
In the top of the 6th inning, Kim Min-seok’s double, Noh Jin-hyeok’s bunt hit, and Lee Hak-joo’s right-handed hit added one point. Lotte, who filled the bases with Park Seung-wook’s bunt hit, ran away 6-3 when third base runner Noh Jin-hyuk stepped on the home plate when Ahn Kwon-soo doubled.
In the beginning of the 7th inning, Kim Min-seok pulled out a right-handed hit with 2 RBIs from 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base.
Lotte contributed 2 runs to Samsung at the end of the 8th inning, but Jeong-hoon scored on the opposing pitcher’s balk from 2nd, 1st and 3rd base in the top of the 9th to decide the game.
Rex led the Lotte batting line with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats. Rookie Kim Min-seok also added strength with 2 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
Lotte starter Na Kyun-an gave up 6 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks and 3 runs in 5 innings in support of the other line, and embraced victory. This is Na Kyun-an’s third win of the season without a loss.
Samsung starter Albert Suarez, who was shaken with 6 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, became a losing pitcher.