A cannon exploded in the middle of a pitcher’s match. Rookie Kim Beom-seok hit a two-run gun in the first inning, and Lee Jae-won hit a timely double in the sixth inning, turning the backup team around with the power of long hits. Austin Dean, the fourth batter, also hit a tying solo shot in the last inning.
LG held the Blue and White match at Jamsil Stadium on the 29th. The Icheon schedule was completed until the previous day, and from today, the stage will be moved to Jamsil to prepare for the Korean Series (KS). As before, the main fielders were placed on the home team wearing the home uniform, and the backup players were placed on the away team wearing the away uniform. The home team won both of the last two games, but today it was a 3-3 draw. The game lasted only 8 innings.
The home team lineup is Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) – Park Hae-min (center fielder) – Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) – Austin Dean (first baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Moon Seong-ju (left fielder) – Jeong Joo-hyun (2nd base) number of bases). Except for the 9th batting order, it is close to the KS 1st game lineup.
The starting pitcher is Lee Jeong-yong. Following Lee Jeong-yong, who allowed two runs in three innings, Lee Ji-gang pitched two innings. Park Myung-geun, Choi Dong-hwan, and Ham Deok-ju played one inning each.
Shin Min-jae, who is likely to be placed in the 9th batting order, was positioned as the visiting team’s number 1 hitter. The away team lineup is Shin Min-jae (designated hitter), Ahn Ik-hoon (center fielder), Kim Beom-seok (first baseman), Lee Jae-won (left fielder), Son Ho-young (shortstop), Song Chan-ui (third baseman), Seo Geon-chang (second baseman), Heo Do-hwan (catcher), Kim Hyun-jong. (right fielder)
The starting pitcher is Kim Yun-sik. Kim Yun-sik pitched 2 innings and Son Ju-young pitched 3 innings. After Son Joo-young, Baek Seung-hyun, Yoo Young-chan, and Ko Woo-seok pitched one inning each.
The flow of the game was different from expectations. The visiting team scored first in the top of the first inning. Against Lee Jeong-yong, Ahn Ik-hoon singled to right, and with one out and runners on first base, Beom-seok Kim hit a two-run shot that went over the left-field wall. With the ball count of 2-1, Kim Beom-seok hit a line drive home run without missing a deviant slider formed by Jeong-yong Lee’s high course inside.
With the away team leading 2-0, Son Joo-young, who took the mound after Kim Yun-sik, overcame the crisis and did not concede a goal. In the bottom of the third inning, Son Joo-young received consecutive hits from Hong Chang-gi and Park Hae-min and was driven to first and third base with no outs, but caught Kim Hyun-soo with an infield fly. In a double steal situation between 1st base runner Park Hae-min and 3rd base runner Hong Chang-ki, 3rd base runner Hong Chang-ki was out at home. It could have been a close fight due to timing, but Hong Chang-gi folded his arms to avoid injury due to the collision. Austin retired with a grounder to shortstop.
Son Joo-young did not allow a run until the 5th inning and recorded 3 scoreless innings. The highest speed of the fastball was 147 km. LG’s main batters seemed to be having a hard time on fastball pitches.
The away team added one run in the top of the sixth inning. Against Park Myung-geun, Ik-hoon Ahn reached base with a double, and with one out and two on second base, Jae-won Lee hit a timely double through the left-center field. The away team, which was ahead by 3 points, had Baek Seung-hyun and Yoo Young-chan keep scoreless.
However, Go Woo-seok hit a timely triple to Park Hae-min in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out and runners on first base. With one out and runners on third base, Kim Hyun-soo’s ground ball to first base led to third base runner Hae-min Park scoring. And Austin recorded a solo shot to make it 3-3.