The LG Twins succeeded in overpowering the Hanwha Eagles in the first game of the weekend’s three-game series. The spirit of a rookie and the seasoned beauty of a veteran foreign pitcher met. In the end, it was the experienced Casey Kelly who laughed first. Hanwha ‘monster pitcher’ Moon Dong-ju threw a changeup and slider with a maximum velocity of 150km, but as a result, LG batters showed their concentration in the game and attacked.

The LG Twins won 3-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Hanwha Eagles at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 19th. With this victory, LG ran a pleasant three-game winning streak, marking 25 wins and 14 losses. +11 wins based on 50% win rate. On the same day, LG lowered SSG, who lost against Sajik Lotte, to 3rd place and jumped to 체스카지노 2nd place. On the other hand, Hanwha recorded 13 wins, 2 draws and 23 losses while losing 2 consecutive games. League standings are 9th.

Prior to the game, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “(Hanwha starter) Moon Dong-ju was excluded from the starting lineup considering the fast ball.” In addition, LG called up Song Chan-eui instead of excluding Seo Geon-chang from the first team entry. Manager Yeom explained, “I decided that it would be better for Seo Kun-chang to play in the 2nd team.”

Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said of starter Moon Dong-ju, “Don’t think about the result and throw with all your might in each ball. Now, Moon Dong-ju should not try to weave (try to attract) batters. That part is not like Jung Woo-ram or This is what veterans like Jang Min-jae do,” he said. “You just have to catch the batter by simply throwing it into the middle.
# Scene 1. Chae Eun-seong joined the LG Twins in 2009 and played for LG for 14 years. Greetings to the first Jamsil LG home fans, but the game was coldIt was the 4th confrontation between LG and Hanwha this season. Previously, three consecutive matches were played from April 21 to 23, and at that time, the match was held in Daejeon. The result is LG’s winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss.

And on this day, for the first time in his life, there was a veteran who faced the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. It was Chae Eun-seong, who obtained FA (free agent) qualification after the end of last season and transferred from the LG Twins to the Hanwha Eagles. Chae Eun-seong walked slowly toward the plate in the first inning without two runners. Then, after taking off his helmet, he bowed to the LG fans on the first base side and the headquarters seat behind the home plate. I also exchanged greetings with Kelly, the starting pitcher of LG, whom I had shared joys and sorrows with until last year. Kelly also responded by taking off his helmet. LG fans cheered Chae Eun-seong with hot applause. Some fans welcomed Chae Eun-seong with a standing ovation.

However, the world of competition was cold. Chae Eun-seong pulled the 4th curve (131.9km) in the ball count 1-2 and fired a solo gun that went over the right wall. His batting speed was 131.9 km, and the distance was 119 m (according to the club’s Trackman standard). Chae Eun-sung’s 7th home run of the season. Chae Eun-seong, who played for LG for 14 years, silently circled the ground without any special ceremony. (0-1) Hanwha fans cheered and LG fans applauded.

Hanwha Moon Dong-ju, with Chae Eun-seong’s steamer control gun on his back, embroidered the Jamsil bee with a hot coat. Moon Dong-ju, who pitched no hits until 2 out in the 2nd inning, gave a walk to Moon Bo-kyung, but led Park Dong-won to a ground ball to third base.
◆ Where to win: Austin’s timely hit with 2 outs in the 3rd inning, the ‘lucky foreign hitter’However, from the 3rd inning, LG hitters began to adapt to Moon Dong-ju’s ball. Leading batsman Kim Min-seong and follow-up Park Hae-min created chances for first and second base with consecutive hits. When Hong Chang-gi grounded to first base, LG each runner succeeded in advancing. The next hitter was Moon Seong-joo. However, Moon Dong-joo threw the bat on the 159 km light-speed ball on the 4th pitch and struck out on a swing and withdrew. 2 out.

However, Moon Dong-ju was shaken again. He threw a walk to Kim Hyun-soo after a 6-pitch game, bringing the bases loaded crisis to himself. And Austin immediately hit Moon Dong-joo’s first pitch (148km slider) and hit a timely double with 2 RBIs over the left fielder’s height. It was the moment when LG overturned the game 2-1.

In the top of the 4th inning, after two outs, Hanwha took the opportunity to load the bases with Lee Jin-young’s infield hit, Park Jung-hyun’s shortstop Oh Ji-hwan’s catch error, and Kwon Kwang-min’s right-handed hit. However, Kelly overcame the crisis by striking out Park Sang-eon on three pitches. In the 5th inning, Kelly was hit with a double by Jeong Eun-won after a run and was in danger of conceding a run. However, after putting Roh Si-hwan out with a floating ball in left field, he roared like a beast, striking out Eun-seong Chae, who had previously allowed a home run, with a swinging miss.

In the end, Hanwha, who could not save the chance, gave up an extra point at the end of the 5th inning, and Moon Dong-ju also came down the mound. Leading batter Hong Chang-ki’s infield hit and Moon Seong-joo’s walk allowed LG to seize the chance to secure first and second base. Here, the pitcher was replaced by Jung Woo-ram from Moon Dong-ju. After that, Jung Woo-ram gave Kim Hyun-soo a right-handed hit, and the score widened by 1-3 or 2 points.

While the hitters were steadily scoring points, Kelly was doing her part on the mound. In the 6th inning, he allowed Lee Jin-young a left-handed hit after one out, but Park Jung-hyun and Kwon Kwang-min side by side with a fly ball to the left field. Kelly, who was on the mound in the 7th inning as well, deleted the inning by disposing of the Hanwha batting line in three ways, and greeted the LG fans by taking off their hat.

At the end of the 7th inning, LG took out a pinch hitter Lee Jae-won card when the lead batter number 2 Sung-joo Moon was at bat. Lee Jae-won also recorded a heavy hit against Hanwha pitcher Kim Bum-soo, boasting a fast batting speed. LG replaced Lee Jae-won with runner-up Shin Min-jae and aimed for an additional point. However, Kim Hyun-soo, Austin, and Oh Ji-hwan all retreated with a beomta and could not escape.

From the 8th inning, LG’s bullpen started to turn. Jung Woo-young added. At Jamsil Stadium, the cheers of Hanwha fans on the third base side shouting ‘The strongest Hanwha’ and LG fans shouting ‘Invincible LG’ crossed over. Jung Woo-young struck out Roh Si-hwan and gave Chae Eun-seong a heavy hit. However, he erased the 8th inning by catching Kim In-hwan with a shortstop grounder and Lee Jin-young with a looking strikeout. In the end, in the ninth inning, LG put Ham Deok-ju on the mound and kept a two-point lead.

After the game, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who was the ‘winner’, said, “Kelly gave a good game with ace-down pitching. Today, the bullpen was in a difficult situation, but he played long innings and pitched to help the operation. And (Jeong) Woo-young and (Ham) ) Deok-joo finished the game with a neat pitching. On the other line, (Kim) Hyun-soo and Austin were able to win by scoring RBIs at the crucial moment. It was the first game of the weekend series, and thanks to the support of many fans, we were able to win.

Hanwha Eagles and LG Twins major pitching and hitting recordsLG starter Kelly succeeded in achieving 4 wins (2 losses) of the season by fighting hard with 6 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run (1 earned) in 7 innings (total of 99 pitches). He threw 51 fastballs, 30 curveballs, 7 cutters, 6 two-seams and 5 changeups. The maximum velocity of the fastball is 150 km. Then, Jung Woo-young and Ham Deok-joo were responsible for one scoreless inning each. Ham Deok-joo made his third save of the season. LG scored a total of 7 hits, with Austin recording 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

On the other hand, Hanwha starter Moon Dong-ju suffered his 4th loss (2 wins) of the season, recording 4 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs (3 earned) in 4 innings. The total number of pitches was 86. 58 fastballs, 19 curveballs, 5 changeups, and 4 sliders were thrown together, and the highest speed of the fastball was 160km. The maximum velocity of the changeup and slider was also recorded at 150 km. Then, Jung Woo-ram, Yun Dae-kyung, Kim Bum-soo, and Han Seung-joo came out one after another and all succeeded in pitching one scoreless inning each. In the other line with 7 hits, Chae Eun-seong and Lee Jin-young struggled with multi-hits.

Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins starting lineup (May 19, Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium, 19,798 people)– Hanwha Eagles : Jeong Eun-won (2nd baseman) – Noh Si-hwan (3rd baseman) – Chae Eun-seong (designated hitter) – Kim In-hwan (1st baseman) – Lee Jin-young (right fielder) – Park Jung-hyeon (shortstop) – Kwon Kwang-min (left fielder) – Park Sang-eon (catcher)- Moon Hyun-bin (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Moon Dong-ju.

– LG Twins : Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (left fielder) – Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) – Austin (1st baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Kim Min-seong (2nd baseman) – Park Hae-min ( center field). Starting pitcher Casey Kelly.

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