The NC Dinos were the first to reach 10 wins this season and took first place in a surprise. With the main players missing due to line injuries, they are on the rise with 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 games.
NC coach Kang In-kwon said ahead of the game against LG at Jamsil Stadium on the 18th, “There is no team stronger than our current lineup.” However, with the weakest lineup, it beat LG and rose to the top spot.
On this day, NC started Park Min-woo (2nd baseman) Han Seok-hyun (left fielder) Park Kun-woo (right fielder) Son Ah-seop (designated hitter) Oh Young-su (1st baseman) Cheon Jae-hwan (center fielder) Kim Joo-won (shortstop) Ahn Jung-yeol (catcher) Do Tae-hoon (3rd baseman).
4th hitter Son A-seop has a batting average of 208 li, the lowest among 4th batters in 10 clubs. Son Ah-seop said with a laugh before the game, “I’m going out as the number 4 hitter for a week.”
Foreign hitter Jason Martin is recovering from an internal oblique muscle injury after playing four games. Outfielder Kim Seong-wook, who played a big role in the early season with a batting average of . Catcher Park Se-hyeok is out of the game on the 14th due to an injury suffered by being hit in the head by a bat after Heredia missed a swing in the match against SSG. The next day, Hocheol Seo was hit by a headshot and collapsed. Both players were eliminated from the first team entry.
Coach Kang said, “Now, Peddy is the first starter to hold the center and give the pitchers strength. Someday, there will be opportunities to help in the other line. I hope it will get a little easier,” he said.
NC won with a two-hit structure in a face-to-face confrontation with LG, which was tied for second place.
In the first inning, the opponent’s defensive mistake resulted in a lucky first run. In the 5th inning, behind 1-2, a double steal operation was attempted from 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, and while the runner on 1st was caught on the rundown, the runner on 3rd scored first and tied the score 2-2.
In the 6th inning, with 2nd out and 3rd base, he took a chance to load the bases with an automatic intentional 4th ball and a walk, and 9th hitter Do Tae-hoon scored a come-from-behind RBI with a hit ball. In the 7th inning, Son Ah-seop hit a heavy hit at second base and ran away 4-2. 4th hitter Son A-seop recorded 3 hits in 4 at-bats that day, his first 3-hit game this season. 스포츠토토
NC ranks first in team ERA and bullpen ERA is 2.17, second in the league. After starter Lee Yong-jun scored 2 runs in 4 innings, the bullpen was mobilized from the 5th inning. Ha Jun-yeong (1 inning), Ryu Jin-wook (1 inning), and Kim Yeong-gyu (1 inning) continued to throw scoreless runs until the 7th inning. However, Lim Jeong-ho hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the 8th inning and went into overtime.
As the bullpen shook, hitters rallied. In the 10th inning of overtime, Son Ah-seop’s walk, sacrifice bunt, and Cheon Jae-hwan’s left-handed hit gave him a chance to go 1st and 3rd base. Joo-Won Kim’s RBI double and Joong-Yeol Ahn’s sacrifice fly won the game 6-4.