Yum Galang’s choice was right! Why did he let Ko Woo-suk save two innings…

The LG Twins won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers 4-3 at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 19th. LG got off to a good start. With two outs and no runners in the top of the second inning, Moon Bo-kyung hit a one-run home run against KIA starter Yang Hyun-jong to score the first run. Moon Bo-kyung also swung the bat in the top of the fourth inning. With two outs and runners on first and third bases, he crossed the right fence against Yang Hyun-jong once again. Moon Bo-kyung’s consecutive homeruns led the game 4-0.

However, Kia’s counterattack was not easy. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Choi Hyung-woo’s one-run home run started the chase. Choi Won-joon’s hit and Kim Do-young’s double against changed pitcher Choi Dong-hwan in the bottom of the eighth inning created a chance for second and third bases with no outs. Na Sung-bum’s one-run timely hit then narrowed the gap to 4-3. 토토

Eventually, the LG dugout moved. Closer Ko Woo-suk took the mound in the eighth inning with no outs and first base. Ko Woo-suk gave Na Sung-bum the second base with a wild pitch in Choi Hyung-woo’s at-bat. However, he struck out Choi and caught Kim Sun-bin with a fly ball to right field. Meanwhile, Na Sung-bum tagged up and stepped on third base. After sending out Socrates Brito with four automatic pitches, he turned Byun Woo-hyuk with a grounder to second base and did not lose a point.

Ko Woo-suk started the bottom of the ninth inning by dealing with the leadoff hitter Kim Tae-gun with a grounder to the second base. Afterwards, he walked to pinch hitter Oh Sun-woo and allowed a hit to Choi Won-jun, putting him in crisis with one out and runners on first and third bases. However, he induced Kim Do-young to hit a grounder to second base. He finished the game with a double play.

Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop expressed satisfaction with Ko Woo-suk’s performance. ”I won an important game yesterday. I was going to use (the late) Woo Seok with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but I couldn’t catch two outs. The only pitcher who was warming up was Woo Seok, he said. “I thought it would be better to use it when I was winning rather than putting it in after tying the score. I thought it was a game changer. “I had a closer throw two innings for the first time since I took over as coach,” he said.

With Ko Woo-suk’s two-inning save, LG won five consecutive games. It went one step further toward winning the regular season. Manager Yeom said, “It was a very difficult game, and Wooseok played his role as a closing pitcher. It was a difficult situation, but he did a good job. “The victory yesterday is big,” he said. “One win and one win are important these days. ”It’s important to the coach, and I’m happy to continue my winning streak,” he said.

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