Can the LG Twins make it two wins in one day and solidify their hold on first place?
LG will play the 14th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against the SSG Landers at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Jamsil Stadium. It will be a doubleheader. After the 2 p.m. game, the 15th matchup of the season will follow.
LG’s starting pitcher for game one is Lee Jung-yong. The right-hander joined the starting lineup after pitching in the middle innings this season. It will be his 10th start.
He has won his last four starts in a row. He pitched a six-inning no-hitter against Hanwha on the 1st and a six-inning, three-run quality start against KT on the 7th. Against SSG, he has only pitched middle relief and hasn’t allowed a run in two innings.
The starting batting order was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder).
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “We’ve been resting a lot lately, so we’re playing full strength.” This means that despite having to play two games in one day, he is not worried about the players’ physical fitness. LG had four consecutive days off due to rain cancellations after their game against KIA in Gwangju on the 10th, followed by a game against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 15th, and a game against SSG the day before. Even if they play a doubleheader today, 안전놀이터 they will have another day off tomorrow, so they are not worried about the players’ physical condition.
Coach Yeom then reviewed the previous day’s game. They defeated SSG 10-4. They led 3-0 through five innings before giving up four runs in the top of the sixth. Despite the comeback win, Yeom said, “Kelly, our starter, got greedy.”