Could it be the aftermath of missing the ball that I thought would end the inning? As the LG Twins’ bullpen collapsed, LG’s first series sweep against the Doosan Bears was also canceled.
LG lost 5-10 in the 3rd game of the season between the teams with Doosan Bears of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 16th. The big thing was that the bullpen collapsed after leading 4-1 until the sixth inning. It collapsed with 3 runs in the 7th inning and 6 runs in the 8th, leading to an unmanageable ending.
It was actually a bullpen day. It went smoothly until the 6th episode. Lim Chan-gyu, who started as a starting pitcher, recorded 3 1/3 innings, 5 pitatas, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 1 run.
However, the mood of the game began to shift to Doosan as fourth pitcher Kim Jin-seong, who took the mound in the top of the 7th inning, allowed the score to be tied. After two outs, Kim Jin-seong got a right-handed hit by Su-bin Su and gave up a walk to Su-haeng Jo, putting him in a crisis with two outs on first and second base. Then, a high fastball missed by Yang Seok-hwan led to a left-handed three-run home run, making the score 4-4.
The beginning of the 8th was like a nightmare. LG tried to break Doosan’s flow by posting Pil Seung-jo and Jung Woo-young and seek an opportunity to run away, but they gave up 6 points and collapsed. It was a big deal that Song Seung-hwan was sent out after one out due to an error in catching the shortstop grounder. In the 2nd and 2nd base, Ahn Jae-seok was allowed a timely hit in the middle of the match, and it turned over to 4-5. With 2nd out and 1st base, Lee Yoo-chan at bat, Ahn Jae-seok stole 2nd base, and Lee Yu-chan also hit the base with a 4th base. LG quickly tried to replace the pitcher with Yoo Young-chan.
Yoo Young-chan induced Jung Soo-bin to fly the ball to the center fielder. Center fielder Hong Chang-ki chased after him while looking at the wall, snatching the ball above his head and finishing with one run, but the ball hit the glove and bounced out. The result was a timely triple with two RBIs by Su-Bin Jeong. It was a moment when the score was 4-7 in an instant.
Is it the aftermath of the end of the scoreless streak that has been maintained for five games this season? Yoo Young-chan couldn’t come to his senses after conceding. He sent Jo Sang-hwan and Yang Seok-hwan on consecutive walks, causing a two-out bases crisis. In the game against Doosan’s 4th batter Kim Jae-hwan, he committed a wild fight and allowed 3rd base runner Sue-bin to score, making the score 4-8.
LG eventually changed the mound to Choi Dong-hwan, and the next hitter, Yang Eui-ji, hit a timely double with 2 RBIs that fell to the left of the left fielder, leading to 4-10. As a result, Jung Woo-young only allowed 3 runs in ⅔ innings (without a run), and Yoo Young-chan only allowed 3 runs in 0 innings.
In the end, the small shaking that started with a mistake led to LG’s massive defeat. Doosan succeeded in stealing bases twice in the 8th inning and actively shook the LG battery, and was able to laugh on the last day of the 3-game series by stealing 4 balls on 4 balls. 안전놀이터