Attacking the first ball with 2 bases loaded → 2 RBIs at the right time… Moon Seong-joo “I thought I would win with a fastball”
There was only one hit, but it was meaningful to both the team and the player in that it came at the most decisive moment. LG Twins Moon Seong-joo, who did not miss the opportunity to load the bases with two outs, contributed to the team’s victory.
LG marked 65 wins, 2 draws and 38 losses (0.631) by winning 3-1 in the 12th game of the season against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 24th.
Moon Seong-joo, who started as the 8th hitter and left fielder, recorded 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. After stepping off with a fly ball in the first at-bat, he hit a fastball from Lotte starter Charlie Barnes in the bottom of the 4th inning, with the team leading 1-0, with two outs loaded, and hit a heavy hit. Stepped on and completed the big innings. Considering the starting matchup between Casey Kelly and Barnes, it was a great score for LG.안전놀이터
After the game, Moon Seong-joo recalled, “I thought of a breaking ball that fell in the first at-bat, but a fastball came in and there was a bad result.” Like the first at-bat, I thought I would win with a fastball, so I made a hit by aiming for a fastball,” he explained the situation where he hit.
Moon Seong-ju, who expressed his joy after the timely hit, smiled and said, “It could have been difficult if the game led to a one-point lead, but it feels good to make a timely hit that widens the score difference in scoring chances.”
Due to rain during the 3 consecutive matches during the week, only 1 or 2 games were played at 4 stadiums except for Gocheok Sky Dome. In the case of the match between Lotte and LG in Jamsil, the match on the 22nd and 23rd was canceled due to rain, and only the match started on the 24th. It wasn’t bad to take a break to conserve stamina, but for LG, which is on the rise, the current break was not welcome.
Moon Seong-joo said, “I didn’t play outdoor batting since Saturday (19th) (for reasons such as rain), so I felt awkward during outdoor batting practice today (24th), but I tried to concentrate as much as possible. I tried to keep the feeling of hitting indoors.” I looked back.
This season, Sung-Joo Moon has consistently maintained a high batting average of over 30%, leading the team’s upward trend, and booked a career-high season early. Fans’ cheers for Moon Sung-joo are growing as time goes by. Moon Seong-ju did not forget to thank the fans, saying, “I thank the fans who came to the baseball field today, and it feels good to be able to repay them with a victory.”