First home run in 922 days for Poe…dramatic home run after ‘leg cramps’ during game

The LG Twins will play their 11th game of the season against the SSG Landers on April 19 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. The previous day, LG hit three home runs in the 12th inning to pull off an 8-4 upset. LG leads the head-to-head series 7-3.

LG made one change to its first-team lineup. Infielder Son Ho-young returned to the first team, while pitcher Lee Ji-gang was dropped to the second team. The infield reinforcements come as shortstop Oh Ji-hwan is expected to be sidelined until this week with a thigh muscle strain. Son Ho-young will start at shortstop immediately.

Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “Ho-young will start today. Jung Joo-hyun (who played shortstop yesterday) has a rat in his left leg. He had one before yesterday’s home run.” “I don’t think he can play a full game,” he said.

Jeong had started at shortstop the day before and played full-time until the 12th inning. In the 12th inning, after Moon Bo-kyung hit a solo home run, Jung launched a two-run shot over the left-center field fence with two outs. It was the game-winning blast to make it 7-4. “Jeong’s home run was the wedge,” Yeom said.

It was a big homer for Jeong, too. After not playing a single game for the first team last year, it was his first home run in two years and two months since June 22, 2021, against SSG. In terms of days, it was 922 days.

Jeong appeared to have tears in his eyes as he rounded the bases after hitting the home run, and he ran around the field at a slower pace than usual. He had suffered a muscle cramp before the 12th inning and was unable to run as fast.

In the bottom of the 10th inning of extra innings, Jeong made an error on defense when he missed Choi Ji-hoon’s grounder one out later.

In 57 games this season, Jung is batting 2-for-5 with one home run, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored.토토사이트

LG’s starting lineup will be Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin (first baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), Son Ho-young (shortstop), and Park Hae-min (center fielder).

LG’s starting pitcher is Chan-kyu Lim. He is 9-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 21 games (17 starts) this season. In two appearances against SSG, he is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched.

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