Lim Ji-yeol of the Kiwoom Heroes saved the team from a 5-game losing streak for the 3rd time of the season with a dramatic come-from-behind grand slam.
Lim Ji-yeol,안전놀이터 who led a dramatic come-from-behind victory with his first grand slam home run in the bottom of the 8th inning against Gocheok Lotte on the 28th, is welcomed by his colleagues. [Kiwoom Heroes]
On the 28th, in the 5th game of the season against the Lotte Giants at Gocheok Sky Dome, Kiwoom broke the chain of 4 consecutive losses by dramatically coming from behind with Lim Ji-yeol’s first grand slam home run in the 8th inning, 7-5.
Kiwoom fell behind 2-5 and created an unbelievable reverse electrode at the end of the 8th inning, when the defeat was dark.
Edison Russell, who started as the lead hitter, opened the beginning of the band electrode with a right-handed hit from veteran Kim Sang-soo, who came out as Lotte’s third bullpen. Lim Byeong-wook’s right-center hit and Lee Won-seok’s third baseman’s infield hit came one after another to create a chance to safely load the bases, and Kim Dong-heon made up for one point with a sacrifice fly to center fielder and followed with a gap of 3-5 or 2 runs.
In the ensuing 1 out 1st and 2nd base, when Kim Hui-jip made a full base again with a hit in the middle of the right, Lotte lowered Kim Sang-soo and put Yoon Myeong-jun on the mound. Yoon Myeong-jun seemed to overcome the crisis by striking out Lee Hyeong-jun.
However, Lim Ji-yeol, who walked as a pinch hitter for designated hitter Kim Jun-wan in the 7th inning, did not miss the chance to turn the bases full. Lim Ji-yeol sent Yun Myeong-jun’s breaking ball as it was, and then hit a 140km fastball that came low in the middle with a ball count of 2 balls and 1 strike, drawing a large 125m arch that crossed the fence in the middle, the farthest distance from Gocheok Sky Dome.
On May 12, Lim Ji-yeol decorated the season’s best home run with a 3-run home run to end the 9th inning against the Gocheok NC Dinos when he was trailing 3-4, and on this day, he also hit his third personal home run with his first full home run in his life, making him a ‘hero of heroes’. emerged as a hero. The grand home run is the ninth in the KBO League this season.
Lotte’s starting pitcher Na Gyun-an gave up 5 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings, but lost his 6th win of the season due to arson of the bullpen.
The previous day, after scoring 6 runs in the 7th inning and allowing 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Lotte managed to secure a victory due to the bullpen hunting. In particular, attention is focused on the impact of this come-from-behind defeat as they will play three consecutive matches against the leaders LG Twins in Jamsil in the last weekday match in May.