LG took on challenges despite winning… ‘3 errors’, defense lacking stability

LG Twins had homework left despite their victory. There was no sense of stability in the defense, which made a lot of mistakes.

LG won 8-3 in the first game of the double header against SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 17th.

They turned the game around in the 6th inning and achieved a thrilling comeback victory, but their defense, which allowed 3 errors, was the highlight.

Starter Lee Jeong-yong was able to end the first inning with a three-way retirement, but was held back by an error. Fielder Su-jin committed two errors that led to the loss of goals.

First baseman Austin Dean was unable to catch leadoff hitter Choo Shin-soo’s ground ball at once, allowing him to get on base.

Afterwards, Lee Jeong-yong struck out two batters and then hit a right-handed hit by Guillermo Heredia. However, right fielder Hong Chang-gi, who caught the ball, threw the ball toward the mound where there was no defender, and Heredia ran to second base.

Lee Jeong-yong gave up two runs by giving up a hit to right to the follow-up batter, Park Seong-han.

In the 4th inning defense, he missed another mediocre hit and was in danger. With one out and runners on first and second base, Hyeong-woo Cho hit a ground ball and shortstop Oh Ji-hwan made a catching error.

Austin caught Choo Shin-soo’s ground ball with bases loaded and one out, and threw it home to prevent a run. Although they did not give up a point, Austin’s throw to home was a bit high and did not result in a double play.

In the top of the 5th inning, with 2 outs and runners on second base, third baseman Bo-kyung Moon caught Hanyu Seom’s slow-rolling batted ball with his bare hands and threw it to first base, where first baseman Austin flew out and caught it. However, Austin’s foot fell off the first base and Han Yu-seom ended up on first base. He was credited with an infield hit, but the ball almost went backwards due to an inaccurate throw.먹튀검증

Even in difficult conditions without defensive help, starting pitcher Lee Jeong-yong did his part. He pitched 5 innings with 95 balls. Of the three runs allowed, only one was earned.

This season, LG is leading the league, but its overall defensive stability is lacking. With 107 errors in the season, they are tied for first place with the NC Dinos in making the most errors.

After finishing the first game of the double header, LG will begin the second game 30 minutes later. To achieve 4 consecutive wins, a solid defense must be supported.