“If you look ahead with pride, you will be able to….”바카라사이트

Outfielder Park Hae-min, who helped the Samsung Lions win their fourth consecutive unified title in 2014, encouraged LG’s juniors in the race for first place. With a 4.5-game lead over second place after 90 games of the regular season, he wants them to play the remaining 54 games with confidence rather than being chased.

The LG Twins won 6-3 against the Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 3rd, extending their winning streak to six games. Despite being the No. 1 team in the regular season, this is the first time they have won six straight games. Their five-game losing streak before the streak threatened their lead, but they showed resilience and extended their winning streak to their longest of the season. The gap with second-place SSG Landers, which was once 0.5 games, is now 4.5 games. This is the first time since 1995 that LG has been in first place within 4.5 games of second place.

The win over Kiwoom on Wednesday was significant because it came against the odds. Kiwoom was looking to end their losing streak with one of the best pitchers in the league, Ahn Woo-jin, while LG turned to Lee Jung-yong, who was only making his fifth start of the season after switching roles. However, Lee had the last laugh against Ahn as he pitched six scoreless innings.

Lee Jung-yong ⓒKyun Hye-mi Reporter

The score remained 0-0 until Lee left the mound. The game came down to the seventh inning. With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, LG took advantage of Park Hae-min’s bases-clearing triple. Park answered in the eighth. With runners on second and third after a surprise double steal by Oh Ji-hwan and Lee Jae-won, he hit a two-run single.

On the same day, SSG lost to the KT Wiz, 0-1, and fell into a losing streak. LG responded with a six-game winning streak to solidify its lead. It’s a situation that’s familiar to Park Hae-min, but may be unfamiliar to other LG players. As a championship veteran, how did he go into the season with this mindset?

“Rather than thinking about the number of games left, I just need to do my best in each game as I am now. You have to think that today is your last match. (We have a really good starting pitcher in Choi Won-tae, so if the players take pride in being in first place and look ahead with pride rather than thinking about being chased, I think we can be in first place. I want them to have pride,” he said.

He continued, “I think LG is also a strong team that goes to baseball every fall. The teams chasing us will be conscious, but we just need to think about what we are going to do,” he said, inspiring the players.

He also said that the players were not shaken by the losing streak, even though they were on the verge of losing the lead. Park Hae-min said, “The five-game losing streak didn’t start after the All-Star Break, it was two straight losses (in the first half) and three straight losses (in the second half), so I don’t think it affected us too much. (Oh) Ji-hwan and (Kim) Hyun-soo did a good job of changing the atmosphere,” he said, noting that their composure led to a winning streak after a losing streak.

LG Park Hae-min and Kim Hyun-soo ⓒKyung Hye-mi Reporter

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