Plutco 5 wins, 1st place alone, rookie Park Myeong-geun’s first save… LG, NC and 2 wins in a row 

 LG defeated NC and won 2 consecutive wins.  

LG won 2-1 in the match against NC in the 2023 KBO League held at NC Park in Changwon on the 3rd. 

LG starter Plutko fought well with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. LG started Plutko, followed by Yoo Young-chan in the 8th inning and blocked it with a scoreless inning. In the ninth inning, rookie Park Myeong-geun, who won his first win the day before, came up and finished the game, earning his first save in his debut. 

NC starter Koo Chang-mo threw 107 pitches in 5 innings, recording 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs.

Son Ah-seop (left fielder) Seo Ho-cheol (2nd baseman) Park Min-woo (designated hitter) Park Kun-woo (right fielder) Cheon Jae-hwan (center fielder) Yoon Hyung-joon (1st baseman) Kim Joo-won (shortstop) Do Tae-hoon (3rd baseman) Ahn Joong-yeol (catcher) started the starting lineup. 

Hong Chang-ki (left fielder), Moon Seong-joo (right fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (1st baseman) Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman), Kim Min-seong (2nd baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Park Hae-min (center fielder) started the starting lineup.

After two outs in the first inning, NC fired a solo home run that went over the top of the right fence by Park Min-woo. Season No. 1. In the unfavorable count of 2 strikes in the ball count, he pulled Plutko’s 146km fastball and hit a home run. 

LG stepped down with Austin and Oh Ji-hwan striking out in the second inning. After two outs, Moon Bo-kyung hit the middle and Kim Min-seong made the first and second bases with a left-handed hit. Park Dong-won picked a walk and loaded theㅋㅋㅋ벳 bases with two outs. Park Hae-min tied the score 1-1 with a push walk. Hong Chang-ki withdrew from the bases loaded with two outs, with a floating ball in right field.

In the 5th inning, lead hitter Park Dong-won hit 5 fouls against Chang-mo Koo and engaged in a close battle up to 11 pitches before hitting a solo home run that went over the wall in the middle left. Season 5 issue. The forkball came in high outside without falling, and it got caught at the end of Park Dong-won’s bat. LG took a 2-1 lead.

Against pitcher Shim Chang-min, who changed in the 6th inning, Austin hit the left and Oh Ji-hwan went on base with a hit ball. He got a chance for 1st and 2nd base safely, but the follow-up hitter withdrew with an infield fly, strikeout, and a floating ball from the first baseman. 

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