After three days of rest, the LG Twins took the first and final game of the series with a victory and went home on a high note.
The Twins improved to 65-2 with a 3-1 win in game 12 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Lotte Giants at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Thursday.
Starting pitcher Casey Kelida paved the way for the victory. She went six innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five to earn her eighth win of the season. It was the first time this season that Kelly has tossed a complete game shutout.
The bullpen, consisting of Ham Deok-ju (1 run in ⅔ innings), Yoo Young-chan (1 run in 1⅓ innings), and Ko Woo-seok (1 run in 1 inning), also did their part by shutting down the Lotte bats. In particular, Ham Deok-ju, who was shaken by back-to-back doubles by leadoff hitters Ahn Chi-hong and Yoon Dong-hee in the top of the seventh inning, struck out Jeong Hoon and Lee Jung-geun in order, while Yoo Young-chan, who came on in relief in the top of the seventh inning, struck out Jeon Jun-woo to turn the batting order of Nico Goodrum, Ahn Kwon-soo, and Park Seung-wook into a triple play in the top of the eighth.
At the plate, Kim Hyun-soo had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Austin went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Moon went hitless, but reached base three times on one hit by pitch and two walks.
After the game, LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “In the starting battle, Kelly held on and did a good enough job in the starting role to set the stage for the victory, and Yoo Young-chan’s good defense in the top of the seventh inning helped us win today. I would like to praise our bullpen for their hard work,” he said, expressing his appreciation for the pitchers.
“Offensively, we were able to set the tone for the entire game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Austin and Moon Sung-joo came through 바카라사이트 with game-winning hits,” said Yoon. “It was a tough game because we couldn’t score any runs, but our pitchers did their job and we were able to play defensive baseball.”
In conclusion, Coach Yeom Kyung-yup said, “We were able to win today thanks to the passionate support of many fans. Thank you very much.”
LG will play a three-game weekend series against the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park on the 25th. Choi Won-tae is the starting pitcher.