LG Twins infielder Moon Bo-kyung led off the Alcantara offense with a home run for the second straight day.
Moon started the eighth game of the season against Doosan at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, batting sixth.
With a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, Moon’s first at-bat went badly. He led off the inning with a clean hit off Alcantara’s 151-kilometer fastball in front of center field. Trailing 2-1, in the third inning, with runners on first and second, he gently lifted a four-seam, 137-kilometer splitter from Alcantara’s 2B1S over the right-field fence with a perfect follow-through. A three-run homer to make it 5-1.
It was his fourth home run of the season with a batting speed of 164 meters, a launch angle of 27 degrees, and a distance of 115 meters.
It was his second consecutive home run after hitting one against Suwon KT the day before. Moon hit his third two-run homer of the season off Cuevas in the top of the third inning to make it 4-1.
After Austin Dean’s leadoff double in the top of the first inning, LG took advantage of Alcantara’s three-run homer off Moon Bo-kyung to take the lead. In the fourth inning, Hong Chang-ki’s RBI single made it 6-1 and gave LG the advantage in the Kelly-Alcantara ace matchup.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop was pleased with the batting performance after hitting rock bottom before the game.
“Yesterday, the bats came alive for the first time and took the pressure off. We were in a situation where we were losing the starting battle because we were not feeling the game, and we couldn’t win the batting battle because we weren’t hitting well, but the bats came alive, so we were able to have fun playing baseball and win,” he said. “It’s a shame that I don’t have a long hit yet, but…” he concluded.토토사이트
As if listening to these words, the LG bats took control of the game with two crucial home runs against Alcantara, the best foreigner in the league.
Alcantara, who struggled against a stretched LG batting lineup that stuck with him through the two decisive cannonballs, eventually gave up six runs on nine hits, one walk and two strikeouts after throwing 103 pitches in 5⅔ innings, leaving the mound with two outs in the fifth inning, trailing 1-6.
Ended a streak of five consecutive quality starts dating back to June 20 against SSG. The six earned runs were his second-most this season after giving up seven against SSG on May 26.