SSG, which is in the midst of a battle for third place in professional baseball, achieved a come-from-behind victory over NC by 5 points, led by two home runs by Oh Tae-gon (pictured). In the visiting game against NC held at Changwon NC Park on the 8th, SSG showed concentration by scoring 6 points in the 8th inning and won 10-8.
SSG,바카라 which had stayed in 5th place until the previous day, jumped to 4th place alone with its victory that day, with 72 wins, 3 draws, and 64 losses (winning rate of 0.529). They are 1 league behind in winning percentage with no difference from 3rd place Doosan (71 wins, 2 draws, 63 losses, winning percentage 0.530). On the other hand, NC, which was in 3rd place until the previous day, fell to 5th place in just one day.
The key player in SSG’s victory was Oh Tae-gon, who played as the number one hitter that day. Oh Tae-gon hit a solo home run against opposing starter Song Myeong-ki in the top of the 5th inning with the team leading 2-1. However, SSG fell behind 3-8 until the bottom of the 7th inning, including allowing consecutive home runs to NC Park Se-hyuk.
SSG’s counterattack took place in the top of the 8th inning. With 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases, pinch hitter Ha Jae-hoon’s double gave them a 2-run lead, and pinch hitter Kim Kang-min’s timely hit brought them up to a 6-8 two-point lead. Oh Tae-gon, who came to the plate with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd bases, completed the ‘8th inning of promise’ by hitting a 3-run home run over the left wall against NC closer Lee Yong-chan, who was brought in early. Then, Choi Jeong hit a 1-run home run in the top of the 9th inning, putting a wedge in the game. Choi Jeong, who hit 29 home runs this season, is two behind home run leader Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha, 31). SSG secured the victory by putting Seo Jin-yong on the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning, ahead 10-8. Seo Jin-yong, the save leader who pitched one inning without allowing a run, earned his 40th save of the season (4 wins, 4 losses).
In Jamsil, Doosan won 2-1 over Lotte thanks to good pitching from starting pitcher Brandon. Brandon earned his 11th win (3 losses) with a pitching pitch in 6 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and no runs. KIA, ranked 6th, won 2-1 over Samsung in its home game in Gwangju, keeping hopes of advancing to the postseason alive. KIA chased 5th place NC by 3 games. 2nd place KT defeated 9th place Hanwha 9-2 and maintained a 4 game gap with 3rd place Doosan.