NC Dinos head coach Kang Myung-hwon recently said, “We were only paying attention to the bottom of the standings, but before we knew it, we were close to second place.” “I was paying more attention to the tight battle for third through fifth place, but as we continued to rack up wins, second-place KT came into view.
On the 13th, the team faced off against KT in Changwon and tried to overturn the second place, but they lost 2-6. But now NC and coach Kang In-hwa are serious about second place. By playing hard-hitting baseball, they turned around a game that could have been a loss and led to a big win.
NC won 8-1 against the Samsung Lions at NC Park in Changwon on April 15. They closed the gap on second-place KT back to 0.5 games. After falling behind early against Samsung ace David Buchanan, NC tied the game in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kim Joo-won. In the sixth, Kwon Hee-dong’s RBI single made it 2-1.
In the eighth inning, with runners on first and third with a 2-1 lead, Kwon Hee-dong scored on a squeeze bunt, and then Seo Ho-cheol’s infield single and Kim Joo-won’s grand slam drove in six runs to seal the game. The bats held their own against the opposing ace.
In the sixth inning, reliever Lee Jae-hak came on to pitch a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against Samsung’s center fielders. After coming up with runners on first and second in the seventh inning, Lim Jung-ho struck out four straight batters until the second out of the eighth inning to set the stage for the big win 바카라사이트.
After the game, manager Kang Myung-ho said, “Lim Jung-ho pitched well in the seventh inning to take over the game and set the stage for the victory. In the batting lineup, Kwon Hee-dong’s reverse hit in the 6th and the multiple runs made with concentration in the 8th played a decisive role in the victory.” “We are grateful to the fans who came to Changwon NC Park in bad weather and showed their passionate support, and we will play a good game tomorrow,” he said.
NC will look to extend their winning streak on the 16th with ace Pedi as the starting pitcher. Samsung’s starting pitcher is Kim Dae-woo.