The universe is in favor of the LG Twins. It came in the form of a dramatic Game 3 victory.
The LG Twins came from behind to win Game 3 of the Korean Series against the KT Wiz 8-7 at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday. It was an epic game of comeback after comeback after comeback. After taking a 3-0 lead with Austin Dean’s triple in the third inning and falling behind 3-4 in the fifth thanks to an error by Oh Ji-hwan, LG took the lead again in the sixth inning with Park Dong-won’s two-run double to make it 5-4. In the bottom of the eighth inning, KT tied the game at 7-5 with Hwang Jae-gyun’s tying double against LG closer Ko Woo-seok and Park Byung-ho’s two-run double. In the top of the ninth, KT brought up closer Kim Jae-yoon. With two outs, it looked like the game was over, but Austin walked to put runners on first and second, and Oh Ji-hwan hit a three-run shot to make it 8-7.
In the bottom of the ninth, KT tied the game again with a walk and a hit by pitch and had a chance to take the lead. Go Woo-seok was eventually replaced, and Lee Jeong-yong walked to put runners on first and second and third, 먹튀검증 but Kim Sang-soo hit an automatic double play in front of the pitcher to end the game in LG’s favor.
It was a scenario that no one could have written.
The fact that Oh Ji-hwan, who made the mistake that led to the reversal in the fifth inning, used the reversal three-run shot after two outs in the ninth inning, and the fact that a bomb was thrown against KT’s best hitting lineup in the first and second innings at the end of the ninth inning, allowing Kim Sang-soo to induce a walk-off hit, all felt like a scenario for LG to win.
In fact, the second game was like that. In the top of the first inning, Choi Won-tae, the starter of the game, was faced with a walk, a hit, and a hit batsman, and eventually conceded four runs, setting the tone for an early defeat. However, it seemed like a well-planned scenario as the seven relievers came out one after the other and did not allow the KT batters to score any more runs and chased them down, and in the bottom of the eighth inning, Park Dong-won hit a two-run homer to make it 5-4 and Go Woo-seok, who had been hit by a pitch the day before, got the save.
LG’s hitters were hitting better and better, and KT was tired from playing eight games in the playoffs.
In Game 3, KT’s hitters pounded out 15 hits to LG’s 11, and Park Byung-ho and Alford, who hadn’t had a hit in a while, had two hits apiece, showing signs of life, but as the game wore on, both KT’s pitchers and batters would run out of gas. Son Dong-hyun, KT’s best pitcher, gave up a two-run homer to Park Dong-won right out of the gate in the third inning, and despite taking a day off after the second game, his command was not as good as before.
This year in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers won their first World Series title in 62 years, and in Japanese professional baseball, the Hanshin Tigers won their first championship in 38 years, breaking the spell for teams that hadn’t won in a long time. LG is also trying to win the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years. For now, it’s clear that the universe is in LG’s favor. The team has an 85% chance of winning the series after taking game two of a 1-1 series.