LG Twins Jung Joo-hyun finished the long game of 4 hours and 30 minutes. It was an ending that would have been impossible had it not been for the hustle play of throwing one’s body away.안전놀이터
LG won 5-4 at the end of the 12th inning of overtime in a home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd. LG, who led Kiwoom to 5 consecutive losses, ran 7 consecutive wins and made a season record of 56 wins, 2 draws and 33 losses.
Jung Joo-hyun stepped on the ground in the first baseman’s defense in the 11th inning. And as the game continued until the end of the 12th inning, Jung Joo-Hyun returned to bat. In the situation of 2nd 2nd and 3rd base, Jung Joo-hyun, who faced Kiwoom Yang-hyeon, hit a 6-seam fastball with a ball count of 2-2.
A batted ball headed in a somewhat ambiguous direction toward the second base base, Kiwoom shortstop Kim Joo-hyung caught the ball well and immediately sprayed it to first base. However, the match ended with LG’s victory as Jung Joo-hyun, who performed a head first slide after sprinting, reached first base first.
After the game, Jung Joo-hyun emphasized that Oh Ji-hwan’s bat had hit the finish line and said, “If it wasn’t safe, there was no answer. It seems that I kept playing ‘safe, safe’ even unconsciously.” He expressed his impressions of the record.
After Jung Joo-hyun’s infield hit, Kiwoom applied for a video review, but the result did not change. Jung Joo-hyun said, “I also thought it was long because I had been sliding for the first time in a while, but all my colleagues said,” It’s unconditionally safe. He said, ‘It’s safe just by looking at it’, so I felt relieved.”
Jung Joo-hyun, who once competed as the starting second baseman, did not play a single game last year. It is not easy to squeeze in a seat this season as there are 45 at bats including this day. However, Jung Joo-hyun said, “I am so happy just to be here now. I am grateful to the coach,” and said, “I am so happy to be able to help the team today.”