Choi In-ho ties game at 3…Noh Si-hwan doubles as ‘last-place’ Hanwha sweeps ‘first-place’ LG, wins second straight after eight straight losses

It’s a picture no one saw coming.

The “last place” Hanwha Eagles swept the “first place” LG Twins. They came from behind to win 5-3 on the final day of a three-game weekend series at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. It was the second straight day they won by the same score. After an eight-game losing streak, they won two straight against LG. It was the third win in the second half of the series after going 2-1 against the Doosan Bears in Daejeon on Aug. 11-13.

Trailing 0-1 in the top of the second inning, the Hanwha bats came alive.

No. 5 Kim Tae-yeon opened the inning with a single to right. Choi In-ho followed with a timely triple to center field to tie the game. Luck was on their side. Jang Jin-hyuk’s hit was misplayed by LG first baseman Austin Dean. The runner from third came home. A 2-1 lead.

A sacrifice bunt put runners on first and second. Do-Yoon Lee came through in the clutch. She hit a two-run double to left field. Jung Eun-won drew a walk to load the bases. This time, Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run double to center field. 5-1. The Hanwha bats pushed LG starter Lim Chan-kyu hard.

LG struck first. In the top of the first, Hong Chang-ki, the leadoff hitter, and Kim Hyun-soo, the third baseman, singled. 2-1, 2-1

Moon Bo-kyung, the No. 5 hitter for Lu, singled off Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo.

Trailing 1-5 in the bottom of the second inning. Two innings later, No. 1 Hong Chang-ki, No. 2 Shim Min-jae and No. 3 Kim Hyun-soo hit consecutive singles to score a run.

However, they failed to capitalize on their scoring chances in the third and fourth innings. In the bottom of the third, Park Hae-min struck out swinging with runners on first and second. In the bottom of the fourth, Austin flied out to center field. He couldn’t bring down Moon Dong-joo, who was shaky.

LG cut the deficit to two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Oh Ji-hwan hit a one-run home run. They followed that up with back-to-back singles, but couldn’t capitalize.

Hanwha scored five runs on five hits, while LG managed just three runs on 14 hits.

Moon Dong-ju was disappointing in his final start of the season, giving up three runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The offense scored five runs in the top of the second inning to take the pressure off his shoulders, but he wasn’t at his best. 118⅔ innings, 8 wins, 8 losses메이저사이트

He finished the season with a loss and a 3.72 ERA.

After Moon, Kim Bum-soo, Joo Hyun-sang, and Park Sang-won pitched 4⅔ scoreless innings.


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