SSG shortstop Park Sung-seong avenged the previous day’s game with a grand slam. LG then countered with a big two-run shot by Lee Jae-won. The top-of-the-table matchup between SSG and LG is heating up from the start.
In the fifth game of the season between 메이저놀이터 SSG and LG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 24, SSG took the lead. Park Sung-ho, batting sixth and playing shortstop, hit his first career home run in the top of the first inning.
Mistakes by Moon Bo-kyung and Austin Dean gave SSG a chance, and Park came to the plate with two outs. He took a two-pitch fastball in the middle of the plate from opposing pitcher Lee Ji-gang. Park took advantage of Lee’s 144-kilometer-per-hour fastball and smashed it over the right field fence.
The home run gave SSG a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Kim Min-sung had hit a grand slam in the top of the fourth inning of the previous day’s game, but Park Sung-ho countered with a grand slam of his own.
LG started right back up. In the top of the second inning, Kim drew a walk and Lee Jae-won, facing Elias for the first time, hit a fastball up the middle. It was a two-run shot over the left field wall. The home run was Lee’s third of the season and improved his record to 2-4.