Did you find the 5th pick? Lee Ji-gang, LG substitute starter, endured 5 innings despite mistakes → runs

LG took out an alternative selection card for the first time for reasons other than injury. Lee Ji-gang, who showed potential in his first team selection debut last year, seized the opportunity and met expectations with a good pitching with 2 runs and 1 earned run in 5 innings.

Lee Ji-gang of LG started the game against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at NC Park in Changwon on the 2nd and scored 2 runs and 1 earned run in 5 innings. He came out as a substitute starting pitcher and created a tight game with more than expected performance. LG won 5-3 and escaped from a 3-game losing streak.

Lee Ji-gang did not lose an extra point after giving up two runs in the first inning. In the 1st inning, the score due to the error was added, so it was 2 runs.

In the first inning, the first batter, Son A-seop, gave away an infield hit that missed and sent a runner out from the start. After one out, he dedicated a walk to Park Min-woo and was driven into a crisis, and he was hit by Park Kun-woo in a timely manner and conceded a run. At this time, the ball passing from the outfield to the infield flowed into an empty place and even Park Min-woo, who was trying to stop at third base, stepped on the groove.

2 runs while catching an out count. Still, Lee Ji-gang was not shaken. The next batter, Kim Seong-wook, was blocked with a double hit by the third baseman, ending the inning.

There was no crisis from episode 2 to episode 4. After one out in the second inning, Yoon Hyeong-jun was sent out with a hit ball, but Park Se-hyeok struck out on a swing and Kim Joo-won caught a floating ball in center field. Episodes 3 and 4 were triplets. During these two innings, he threw only 20 pitches.

In the 5th inning, where the score was 2-2, the lead batter Yoon Hyung-jun gave a heavy hit, and after two outs, Son A-seop gave another heavy hit, putting him in danger. Here, Seo Ho-cheol was treated as a fly ball by center fielder, filling the 5 innings coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop had hoped for. There were not many runs, and the number of pitches was only 69. The highest fastball speed was 145 km/h. He lasted 5 innings using a fastball and changeup, and a fastball and curve combination. 먹튀검증

Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop planned to put in another starting pitcher against Doosan on the 7th if there is no rain cancellation in the weekend 3 consecutive games. He only said that he would consider the next opportunity as well “if Lee Ji-gang does well”. Lee Ji-gang finished the interview without regret. The decision is up to the bench.

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