The KIA Tigers couldn’t use their strength properly against the unstoppable blow of LG Twins, the team’s No.
Lim Chan-gyu transformed into an untouchable starter with an ERA of 1.13 with 4 consecutive wins in 4 games in May. [Yonhap News data photo]
In the away game in Gwangju on the 28th, starting pitcher Lim Chan-kyu’s excellent pitch, Moon Sung-joo’s 3-RBI triple, and Austin’s home run hit the KIA 7-1, leading the team with 6 consecutive winning series.안전놀이터
With this, LG decorated the winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss in 3 consecutive matches in Gwangju on the weekend, and cleanly took revenge for the sweep loss in 3 consecutive matches in Jamsil at the end of April.
LG starter Lim Chan-gyu led the victory with 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, no runs, and perfect pitches until the 7th inning. Lim Chan-kyu, who started as a substitute starter against Doosan on April 6 in place of Lee Min-ho, who left the starting lineup due to injury while trying to save the team at the beginning of the season, showed off his presence by posting 5 straight victories in 7 starts and his 3rd scoreless pitch of the season.
In 7 games as a starter, he gave up 6 runs (6 earned runs) in 37⅔ innings, with an average ERA of 1.43. Hardened.
The KIA suffered 3 consecutive losses in May with 6 runs (3 earned runs) in 3 innings as starter Sean Anderson collapsed due to a series of mistakes by infielders, and took their 5th loss (3 wins). Above all, Anderson showed his ace mode with 3 consecutive wins after 2 losses in April, but his ERA soared to 7.71 in May, as he allowed 9 runs in less than 5 innings against the Hanwha Eagles on the 23rd.
On this day, LG had 8 hits and 3 errors, and KIA also had 8 hits and 4 errors.
However, LG endured with no runs despite mistakes, while KIA had to endure two consecutive losing series as each mistake led to a run.
LG’s outside hitter, Austin, hit a one-run home run (Season 6) in the third inning, and Moon Seong-joo led the win with a sweeping triple from pitcher Kim Jae-yu, who changed from a safe, loaded bases in the top of the fourth inning with a 3-0 lead.
Even though KIA had 8 hits like LG, the follow-up hits were often dismissed as a hit, and it ended up being scoreless.