The manager was impressed with the outfielders who came through in the tiebreaker, and after the game-winning home run, the players were doing the same ceremony. This is the mood of the day for LG, which is now 8.0 games clear of the second-place group. It’s the first time LG has been more than 8.0 games ahead of second place since it last won the title in 1994.
The LG Twins battled through 12 extra innings to win 8-4 against the SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 18. After falling behind 0-4 in the sixth inning, they tied the game in the seventh and then scored four runs in the 12th to win the game. In the 12th inning, Moon Bo-kyung hit a solo home run, Jeong Ju-hyun hit a two-run homer, and Kim Min-sung hit back-to-back home runs.
There was an interesting scene in the 12th inning when Jung Ju-hyun and Kim Min-sung hit back-to-back home runs. Coach Yeom Kyung-yup dropped his dignity and performed a ceremony with the players. The coaches were not left out. Head coach Kim Jung-jun, who is a quiet man, also melted into the players.
LG started the new home run ceremony on March 3 against the Kiwoom Heroes. The players stand in a circle to greet the player who hit the home run. The ritual started spontaneously after Park Dong-won hit a dramatic two-run homer to tie the game. After two weeks, it seems to have become an official ceremony that even the head coaches participate in.
Yeom Kyung-yup didn’t join in from the beginning. When Moon Bo-kyung hit the game-winning home run in the 12th inning, she watched with a smile on her face, and when Jung Joo-hyun hit a home run, she joined the players. The coaching staff, including head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, gathered in a circle with the players to greet the home run hero. The same happened with Kim Min-sung’s home run.
It wasn’t the only bright spot on the day for Yong Kyung-yup. In the 10th inning of extra innings, with runners on first and third, a double steal attempt failed. The SSG bench cheered, and Yeom slammed his fist on the dugout railing in frustration. Earlier, in the seventh inning, Park Dong-won singled and then stole second base, but Park Hae-min was caught in a rundown between third and home. Manager Yoon Kyung-yup frowned.
The important thing is that it was still a happy ending. This kind of game flow speaks volumes about LG’s momentum and mood these days. With the win, LG is now more than 8.0 games ahead of second place for the first time since 1994. 1994 was the last year LG won the title. In the final regular season standings, the team finished 11.5 games ahead of the second-place Pacific Dolphins.
However, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop and his players are not letting their guard down just yet. “They’re better than us nowadays,” Yeom said before the game, referring to the KT Wiz, who have emerged as the strongest team in the second half of the season. We only think about how many more wins we can accumulate in a month, and that’s what we’re most concerned about in our team management this season.”메이저사이트
“It’s not over until the rankings are finalized,” said Moon Bo-kyung, the hero of the final four. When the rankings are finalized, I think we’ll think we’re No. 1, but (until then) I hope we can do our best and win a lot of games.”