LG Twins complete three-game sweep of NC Dinos

LG Twins complete three-game sweep of NC Dinos with dramatic 11th-inning walk-off victory

LG Twins won the final game of their midweek three-game series against the NC Dinos at Jamsil Stadium on Thursday, 8-7, thanks to a dramatic RBI single by Koo Bon-hyuk in the 11th inning. The victory secured LG’s second straight win and a 2-1 series lead heading into the weekend’s three-game series against the KT Wiz.

In a back-and-forth match where it was impossible to predict who would win, LG had the last laugh. In fact, pre-match predictions favored LG. LG started ace Enns, who has won two games in two starts this season. NC started Kim Si-hoon on the fifth line. LG had a clear advantage in weight.

But you never know until you open the lid.

Enns got off to a rocky start in the first inning. Back-to-back singles to Kwon Hee-dong and Son Asub put runners on first and third, and Davidson’s infield grounder gave them the lead.

LG answered right back in the bottom of the inning against NC starter Kim Si-hoon, who was unable to get out of the inning. After Park Hae-min walked, 토토사이트 Hong Chang-ki singled, and Kim Hyun-soo walked, Austin, the No. 4 hitter, hit an RBI double. Moon Bo-kyung followed with a clean sacrifice fly to score another run.

But then the unexpected happened: the trusted Enns gave up five runs to NC in the second inning. The NC batters seemed to have successfully analyzed Enns’ power and hit most of the pitches at the right time. Seo Ho-cheol doubled, Kim Sung-wook singled, and Kim Hyung-joon walked. With the bases loaded, Kim Joo-won singled, and a panicked Enns gave up a wild pitch to tie the game.

It wasn’t over yet. Choi Jung-won’s infield grounder in the first inning tied the game, and Kwon Hee-dong doubled to center field. Davidson followed with an RBI single to bring in Kwon.

Mixed emotions.

NC, perhaps mindful of the weekend’s three-game series against the SSG Landers, didn’t make it easy for Kim Si-hoon. In the third inning, Kim Joo-won’s infield grounder made it a one-run game and should have kept it that way, but in the bottom of the inning, Kim gave up three consecutive hits in the first inning. He was replaced by Choi Sung-young, but the two runs were too much to overcome.

After the pitching change, the game took a pause. In the bottom of the sixth inning, LG’s home fans rose to their feet. Austin hit a tying two-run shot against Kim Jae-yeol. It was a big home run that hit the top of the left field foul pole.

A tie game, and a bullpen battle ensued. A tedious battle ensued, with both teams wasting chances to score. NC had runners on first and second with nobody out in the seventh inning when Seo Ho-cheol failed to lay down a bunt with a missed sign, allowing second baseman Park Min-woo to hit the ground. The effect of removing No. 4 Davidson early and bringing in the pinch runner, Park Min-woo, was lost.

It was a brutal day for Seo.

In the ninth inning, Seo had runners on first and second with no outs. LG’s Oh Ji-hwan made a critical error that could have won the game. This time, it was a bunt, but it was a bunt. LG catcher Park Dong-won made a picturesque diving catch, leaving Seo Ho-cheol stranded. NC blew another chance like that.

LG responded with the same mistake. In the bottom of the ninth, Moon Bo-kyung singled and Oh Ji-hwan laid down a sacrifice bunt. Park Dong-won followed with a grounder to third base. However, Choi Seung-min, who came in as a pinch runner, was thrown out trying to run to third base. Going to third base is obviously an advantage, but there was no need to overdo it with two outs. It was too bold.

It was a joke of fate for Seo Ho-chul. In the top of the 11th inning, the same situation came up again: runners on first and second base. NC manager Kang Kwon-hwa seemed to be in a dilemma. He decided to go with a fake bunt and slash to Seo, 파워볼사이트 who could have a bunt trauma. The result was disastrous. A 4-6-3 double play, and NC blew another precious opportunity.

Talk about opportunity after crisis.

NC sent down Lee Yong-chan and put Lee Jun-ho on the mound. LG batted top of the order starting with Hong Chang-ki. Hong Chang-ki led off with a walk. A nervous Lee Jun-ho walked Kim Hyun-soo, and Austin advanced the runners with a big fly to center field. The final batter was Koo Bon-hyuk. Koo Bon-hyeok, who came in as a pinch-hitter, became the hero of the night with a long, game-ending hit. It was a miss, but if it fell inside the foul line, it was a hit.

LG had an unbelievable outing from Enns, who gave up seven runs on nine hits in four innings, but the dramatic win and the winning series will help ease the pain.

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