Unsure of a 5-1 lead, Yeom bunted.
The LG Twins have accomplished a feat after 29 years. Many people expected LG to clinch the championship before Game 5. Everyone agreed that the series momentum had completely shifted in their favor. However, only one person wasn’t letting up: head coach Yeom Kyung-yup.
Game 5 of the Korean Series between LG and KT Wiz took place at Jamsil Stadium on the 13th. LG won the next three games after losing Game 1. They pulled off miraculous comeback wins in Game 2 and Game 3 to demoralize KT. Game 4 was a 15-4 blowout. It felt like KT had already given up on the series.
Therefore, it was widely expected that Game 5 would go LG’s way. However, before the game, Yeom said, “I really want to finish the series in Game 5. The batting flow is on the rise. However, we don’t know what will happen in baseball,” and remained vigilant.
With Yeom at the helm, LG Baseball’s concept is to run the bases. It’s also about harassing opponents. In the first inning, Hong Chang-ki was lucky to reach base on an error. 온라인카지노 He ran as soon as he started. It was dead. Still, Yeom and LG continued to chip away at KT.
Most impressive was the third inning.
Park Hae-min hit a two-run double. A valuable leadoff hit. Well done, well done, but on the very next pitch of Kim Hyun-soo’s at-bat, Park Hae-min stole third base. The KT defense was completely unprepared for this. Two pitches later, Kim Hyun-soo hit a grounder to first base. A rushed Park Byung-ho couldn’t handle the ball. The three runs were a huge blow for KT.
In the fourth inning, Moon Sung-joo stole second base. The fifth inning was no different. Back-to-back singles by Hong Chang-ki and Park Hae-min put runners on first and third with no outs, and Park stole second again. KT didn’t rest for a moment. Kim Hyun-soo followed with a two-run double.
In the top of the sixth inning with a 5-1 lead, Moon Bo-kyung doubled. The tide had already turned in LG’s favor. Coach Yeom ordered a sacrifice bunt for Park Dong-won, the “big guns” catcher, and Moon Sung-joo followed with another single. They didn’t let up until the end. It was vicious. A different manager might have given Park a chance to bat for the series MVP. But not Yoon, and that’s how their first championship in 29 years was completed.