SSG losing streak unstoppable by Jung Yong-jin, AG’s first-ever appointment Lotte’s Yoon Dong-hee stops it

Lotte’s Yoon Dae-hee was named to the Hangzhou Asian Games squad on Feb. 22. He went 3-for-5 with a home run in the visiting SSG game.

SSG Landers owner Chung Yong-jin (vice chairman of Shinsegae) made an unusual visit to the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) secretariat on Feb. 22 to protest an umpiring decision.

SSG, which was in the lead until the middle of the season, has recently suffered a severe slump that has made it unclear if they will even make it to the postseason. While every game is important to SSG, 토토사이트 the team lost a 1-2 game against the LG Twins on April 21 due to a bad umpire call.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, trailing 0-1, umpire Woo Hyo-dong called the ball dead on an in-play situation after being hit by Park Sung-ho’s straight hit, but the first baseman, Han Yoo-seom, remained on first base and was ruled out after video review. The KBO suspended umpire Woo Hyo-dong for the remainder of the game, but was unable to reverse the outcome. According to SSG, owner Chung met with KBO Commissioner Heo Gu-yeon and said, “The reason why players play to the death and fans cheer at the top of their lungs is the premise that the game is being played fairly. Please have a sense of mission not only for our club but also for the players who put their lives on the line for a single ball.”

SSG owner Jung Yong-jin cheers on his team during last year’s Korean Series.

Despite Chung’s enthusiasm, SSG fell back into a losing streak, losing 2-5 against the Lotte Giants in a home game at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. SSG, which had held onto fifth place the previous day, dropped one spot to sixth with the loss.

Pitcher Park Se-woong and outfielder Yoon Dong-hee, both members of the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led Lotte to victory.

Park gave up two solo home runs in six innings of work, but struck out three, walked two and struck out four to earn his eighth win of the season.

At the plate, Yoon Dong-hee, who was called up to the national team in place of KIA’s Lee Yi-ri, shined.

Batting first and playing right field, Yoon opened the scoring in the first inning with a double to right-center field. Yoon finished the game with five hits and one RBI, including a single to left-center in the third inning and a double to left-center in the ninth. With the game tied at 2-2, she scored the game-winning run on a grounder to shortstop.

Yoon, who was suddenly selected as a replacement for pitcher Lee Yi-ri due to the national team’s lack of outfielders, said, “Since I got the opportunity, I will think of it as my place and work hard. I will do my best to do my job and run around a lot,” she said.

On this day, all of Lotte’s rookies got their first hits. Rookie Jung Dae-sun went beyond his first hit to record a multi-hit game in his first first-team call-up, 스포츠토토 while fellow rookie Seo Dong-wook recorded his first hit with a double down the left field line in the seventh inning.

SSG Choi Jeong-jeong hit a tying solo home run off Park Se-woong in the fourth inning, but it was overshadowed by his team’s loss. However, Choi became the first right-handed hitter in the KBO and the third player in history to reach 3,900 career hits.

In Gwangju, KIA snapped a seven-game losing streak and moved back into fifth place. KIA won 2-1 at home against KT behind five innings of two-run ball from starter Thomas Pannoni.

KIA took the lead in the bottom of the second inning when Byun Woo-hyuk singled up the middle with runners on first and third. In the third inning, with runners on first and second, Choi Hyung-woo made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly to center field following a double steal.

From the sixth inning on, Kia mobilized its pitching staff of Lim Ki-young, Jeon Sang-hyun, Choi Ji-min, and Jung Hae-young to limit KT’s rally to one run and preserve the one-run victory.

Doosan held on to fourth place with a 3-1 win over Samsung in Daegu. Doosan opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly by Kang Seung-ho in the second inning and added two more runs in the third when Rojas, the third baseman, and Yang Yang-ji, the fourth baseman, hit back-to-back doubles. After Choi Seung-yong pitched four and one-third scoreless innings, Lee Young-ha was brought in to start the fifth inning and showed a strong will to win. Lee pitched one and two-thirds scoreless innings to earn the win.

NC’s Koo Chang-mo pitches against LG on Feb. 22.

In Jamsil, third-place NC defeated first-place LG 5-4. NC pulled to within one game of second-place KT in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied 4-4, knocking out LG reliever Ko Woo-seok. Notably, NC has won its last four games in a row against LG, improving to 9-6 in the all-time series.

With the score tied at 4-4 in the ninth inning, NC’s Seo Ho-cheol lined a single to right field against Go Woo-seok. It was a short hit and looked like it would be enough to get the runner at home, but LG first baseman Austin Dean, who was on the replay, committed a bad throw to end the game.

NC ace Koo Chang-mo, who was withdrawn from the Hangzhou Asian Games squad due to injury, took the mound for the first time in 112 days and pitched two and one-third scoreless innings.

With 16,269 fans in attendance at Jamsil Stadium, LG surpassed the 1 million mark after 61 games this season. It is the first time in four years since 2019 that LG has reached 1 million fans. LG became the first Korean sports organization to reach 1 million fans since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fireworks are displayed to celebrate the LG Twins reaching 1 million fans for the 15th time during the cleaning period of the baseball game between the LG Twins and the NC Dinos of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 22.

In Daejeon, Kiwoom defeated Hanwha 11-6 to extend their winning streak to three games. Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan hit his 31st home run of the season with a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The game was the final call-up for players selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games. 스포츠토토맨

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