Unknown Starting Pitcher Lee Ji-gang of LG makes a Surprising Comeback!
Unknown starter LG Lee Ji-gang’s ‘surprise fight’ “First win since debut.” Impressed
Professional baseball] 5 scoreless innings against KIA, LG has won five consecutive games
Professional baseball LG Twins players are delighted with home runs against the KIA Tigers on the 19th
The LG Twins of professional baseball won five consecutive games with starter Lee Ji-gang’s “surprise all-out pitching.”
LG beat KIA Tigers 4-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 19th.
With this, LG, which has firmly maintained its No. 1 position, is close to winning the regular season title for the first time in 29 years. On the other hand, KIA, which lost even after starting Yang Hyun-jong, fell into a swamp of six consecutive losses, making it impossible to guarantee its advance to the postseason.
Moon Bo-kyung destroyed Yang Hyun-jong with two home runs
On this day, LG’s attack was led by Moon Bo-kyung. Entering his first at-bat in the top of the second inning, Moon Bo-kyung hit Yang Hyun-jong’s fastball and fired a first solo home run over the right fence.
LG had a chance with Shin Min-jae’s left-handed hit and Austin Dean’s heavy hit in the top of the fourth inning. At this time, Moon Bo-kyung entered the batter’s box again, and Yang Hyun-jong, who had a home run in the previous batter’s box, threw a fastball in the middle, hoping to avenge it.
However, Moon Bo-kyung swung confidently, and LG ran away 4-0 with another three-run home run over the right fence. Moon Bo-kyung, who hit his 10th home run this season, achieved double-digit home runs for the first time since his professional debut.
Kia, which is busy going, did not easily back down. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Choi Hyung-woo hit a solo home run and began to chase in earnest.
KIA started with a left-handed hit by leadoff hitter Choi Won-joon in the bottom of the eighth inning and chased LG 3-4 with Kim Do-young’s double and Na Sung-bum’s two-run timely hit. 스포츠토토
LG, which was in crisis, had a super-strong move to put Ko Woo-suk on the mound with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ko Woo-suk overcame the crisis by dealing with all three batters as a mistake, and sent out a runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, but secured the victory by catching Kim Do-young with a double play.
5 years of waiting Lee Ji-Kang, First Winning Pitcher in the Professional Stage
LG Twins pitcher Lee Ji-gang pitches against the KIA Tigers on the 19th
Lee Ji-gang, a fifth-year pitcher, was the face that led LG to the victory, although he was in the midst of a hot slugging match. Lee Ji-gang, who started as a starter, was thrilled to become a winning pitcher for the first time since his professional debut by blocking KIA’s batting line with four hits and no runs in five innings.
Lee Ji-gang, who joined LG through the 2019 Rookie Draft, joined the military early on as he failed to stand out. Although he returned from military service, he spent more time in the second division without crossing the high wall of the first division.
On the other hand, Jung Woo-young, Moon Bo-kyung, Lee Jung-yong, and Koo Bon-hyuk, who joined the team, seemed to take a different path from Lee Ji-gang as they steadily gained opportunities in the first division.
Meanwhile, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, who was looking for a reliable domestic starter this season, gave Lee Ji-gang a chance and showed a better-than-expected performance for a month in May. However, he soon revealed his limitations and went back down to the second division to reorganize.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who recently had a hole in the starting lineup due to Adam Plutko’s injury and Choi Won-tae’s sluggish performance, again put Lee Ji-gang as the starter on the day. Lee Ji-gang perfectly repaid his expectations by not giving up a single point until the fifth inning.
Lee Ji-gang’s victory is all the more meaningful because LG was weak in its opponent’s match against KIA this season, and “Ace” Yang Hyun-jong was a starter. Attention is focusing on whether Lee Ji-gang, who has emerged as a salt-like player on the LG mound due to his belated performance, will show a performance that will help the team win the “Autumn Baseball” postseason.