SSG and Hanhwa recorded a draw after a close match. Both teams had chances to win, but couldn’t save it. Recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss in 3 matches.
SSG and Hanwha recorded a 3-3 draw in the last game of the 2023 KBO League regular season weekend series held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 14th. The game lasted 4 hours and 58 minutes. It is the longest game of the season. For reference, the previous 1st place was Suwon Hanwha-KT on April 14th.
SSG took the lead with 1 point in the 2nd inning and 1 point in the 3rd inning. However, in the 7th inning, Hanwha succeeded in tying the score. At the beginning of the 12th inning, he scored 1 point and went to the reverse, but at the end of the 12th, SSG balanced again. SSG recorded the first draw this season, and Hanwha is the second draw of the season in just one month after Suwon KT 7-7 on April 14th.
SSG starter Kim Gwang-hyun had a quality start (QS) with 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6.1 innings. The season ERA was also lowered from 4.34 to 4.08. He threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 148 km/h. The slider, which had an exact 1-to-1 ratio with the fastball (32 each), was still powerful, and the changeup-curve was also strong.
There were no victories. Coming down from a 2-0 lead, the bullpen allowed the game to tie. Noh Kyung-eun hit a double with two RBIs. Roh Kyung-eun had 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run in 1 inning until 1 out in the 8th inning.
Koh Hyo-jun took over and made 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and no runs. Seo Jin-yong took the mound in the ninth inning, recording one walk and no runs in one inning. Baek Seung-gun, who came up 10 times, was 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, no run, and Moon Seung-won recorded 3 hits, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 2 innings.
In the other lineup, Guillermo Heredia was good with 3 hits and 2 RBIs including a solo shot in the top of the 12th inning. Oh Tae-gon also hit a home run, recording two hits and one RBI. Kim Seong-hyun got two hits. Park Seong-han scored 1 hit and 1 RBI.
Hanwha starter Kim Min-woo recorded 4 hits (1 home run), 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 3.1 innings. His ERA for the season remained at 5.45. He threw relatively well with a fastball, forkball, curveball, and slider. In the bottom of the 4th inning, the right elbow was hit by Heredia’s batted ball, and he was beaten as it was. Thanks to the batting line, it ended with no win or loss.
Lee Tae-yang came up quickly and blocked it well with 1 hit and 1 strikeout in 1.2 innings. Kim Beom-soo added 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and no runs. Kim Seo-hyun, who came up in the 7th inning, recorded 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 1 inning.
In the 8th inning, Kang Jae-min scored 2 strikeouts in 1 inning and scored no runs. Park Sang-won took the mound in the ninth inning and was driven to the bases loaded crisis, but blocked it without conceding a run. In the bottom of the 10th inning, he committed a three-way offense. 2 innings, 2 walks, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, no run. Jung Woo-ram made 1 inning, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs, but Yoon Dae-gyeong faltered with 1 hit (1 home run) and 1 run in 1 inning.
In the batting line, Kim In-hwan hit a double at the right time in the top of the 12th inning and scored 2 hits and 1 RBI. Lee Jin-young came out as a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th inning and scored 2 RBIs and a double. 1 hit, 2 RBIs. Oh Seon-jin scored 1 run with 1 hit and 3 walks, and Park Jung-hyun scored 1 run with 1 hit. Choi Jae-hoon added 2 hits and 1 walk.
In the bottom of the second inning, SSG scored one run first. Heredia went out with a bunt hit to the left of the catcher, and entered second base when Hanyu Island grounded second baseman. After that, he succeeded in stealing third base and became 1 out and 3 base, and when Seong-han Park hit the right infield of second baseman, it came home and it became 1-0.메이저놀이터
An extra point was added in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Leading batsman Oh Tae-gon hit Kim Min-woo’s low-course forkball on the second pitch and passed it over the left wall. His season 3 gun. The score was 2-0. I tasted it 18 days after the LG match on April 26th.
In the top of the 7th, Hanwha caught up. With Oh Seon-jin’s walk and Park Jung-hyun’s left-footed hit, they were 1 out and 1st and 3rd base. Pinch hitter Lee Jin-young exploded a two-run double in right field to tie the game 2-2.
The finish came in the top of the 12th inning. Park Sang-eon’s hit in the middle and Choi Jae-hoon’s left-middle hit made it 2 out, 1st and 3rd base. Kim In-hwan hit a double at the right time to make it 3-2. Ultimately, reverse success.
But it didn’t end there. After one out in the bottom of the 12th, Heredia exploded a left-handed solo home run to tie the score at 3-3. He saved the team from the brink.