LG, 0-4 → 5-4 come-from-behind win thanks to bullpen power, despite early opposition to starter Choi Won-tae
Professional baseball’s LG Twins suffered heavy defeat as starting pitcher Choi Won-tae collapsed in the first inning.
Choi Won-tae’s report card includes 20 pitches, 2 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs in ⅓ innings.
However, LG had a bullpen that was like a ‘fountain that never runs dry.’ 카지노사이트위키
Thanks to the bullpen’s remaining 8 ⅓ innings of scoreless innings,
they were able to turn the game from 0-4 to 5-4 and bring the Korean Series back to square one with 1 win and 1 loss.
In Game 2 of the 2023 KBO Korean Series against KT Wiz held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th,
LG had no choice but to use the mound as a ‘bullpen day’ due to starting pitcher Choi Won-tae’s unexpected sluggish performance.
If the LG bullpen had not been strong, the LG bench would not have been able to make the bold choice of removing the starting pitcher with one out in the first inning.
As a result, leaving out Choi Won-tae was an excellent choice.
Lee Jeong-yong, who took the mound first,
cooled the already heated KT lineup with 3 hits, 1 strikeout, and no runs in 1⅔ innings.
Lee Jeong-yong gave up 2 RBIs and a timely hit to Bae Jeong-dae,
perhaps because he suddenly took the mound in the 1st inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases,
but he completed his mission after finishing the 2nd inning.
Jung Woo-young, who took the mound at the start of the 3rd inning, pitched 1⅓ innings,
allowing 2 hits and no runs, and Kim Jin-seong, who followed him,
continued the momentum with ⅔ innings of no runs.
Baek Seung-hyun, who appeared on the mound in the 5th inning,
was shaken with 1 hit and 1 walk in ⅔ innings, but Yoo Young-chan,
who came on as a relief pitcher with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases,
pitched the brightest pitch out of the bullpen.
Yoo Young-chan, who is new to the postseason stage,
was responsible for 7 outs alone with 2 strikeouts and no runs in 2⅓ innings.
While Yoo Young-chan held on on the mound, LG batters followed suit one by one, putting pressure on KT.
Austin Dean’s timely hit in the 3rd inning, Oh Ji-hwan’s 1-run home run in the 6th inning, and Kim Hyun-soo’s double in the 7th inning gave them 1 run each to reach 3-4.
And when Ham Deok-ju, who came on the mound in the top of the 8th inning, set up three KT batters,
LG turned the game around with Park Dong-won’s 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning.
To protect their lead of 5-4, LG sent Go Woo-seok,
the losing pitcher from Game 1 the previous day, into the 9th inning.
Go Woo-seok neatly handled the 9th inning with a three-way penalty, preserving LG’s victory.