Oh Ji-hwan and Lee Jae-won are not there, but LG fans laugh at Moon Seong-joo and Moon Bo-kyung.
The LG Twins, led by coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, won all three matches in the home opening series against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul from the 7th to the 9th. LG currently has 6 wins and 2 losses, and maintains second place without a ride with the leading SSG Landers (5 wins and 1 loss).
In fact, LG is not a complete powerhouse. On the mound, Go Woo-seok, a 156km fireball finisher, is missing due to injury. As for the batting line, the team’s captain Oh Ji-hwan, ‘Jamsil Big Boy’ Lee Jae-won, and Kim Joo-seong were excluded from the first team. Austin James Dean also suffered from heel pain, and adjusted his senses in the recent two games as a pinch hitter.스포츠토토
But LG is doing well and winning. 4 wins in a row So LG fans laugh. The reason why they can laugh is because of their existence. It is because of Moon Seong-joo and Moon Bo-kyung, who are now gradually establishing themselves as the core power of the team, not as promising players.
Both Sung-Joo Moon and Bo-Kyung Moon had the best year since their debuts last season. First, Moon Bo-kyung played 126 games and recorded a batting average of .315, 128 hits, 9 homers, 56 RBIs and 52 runs. He developed into LG’s main third baseman. After the end of the 2022 season, he succeeded in entering the billion-dollar annual salary (170 million won).
Moon Seong-joo, who was nicknamed “LG Cinderella” and was ranked No. 97, recorded a batting average of .303, 99 hits, 6 homers, 41 RBIs and 55 runs in 106 games. Acting as the main backup, he regretted the sluggishness at the end of the season, but except for that period, Altoran played an active role and gave strength to the other line. This season, along with Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min, Austin, and Hong Chang-ki, he is expected to occupy a spot in the LG outfield.
It’s still early in the season, but the performance of the two players is dazzling. Both players appeared in all 8 games the team played. Moon Seong-joo has a batting average of 0.414, 12 hits, 2 RBIs, 6 runs, 2 runs, 6 walks, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.962. He ranks fifth in batting average, second in hits, and fourth in on-base percentage.
Moon Bo-gyeong is also recording a batting average of 0.379, 11 hits, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, 3 walks, and an OPS of 0.803. He is 10th in batting average and tied for 3rd in most hits.
The performance of the two players also shone on the 9th. They both recorded 3 hits. The 10th episode in particular was the highlight. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Moon Bo-kyung hit the ball from 1st and 2nd base with 2 outs to the 1st baseman. Moon Bo-kyung sprinted to first base to survive somehow, and lived. Moon Seong-joo rushed home from second base to third base and scored the team’s final score. Bokyung Moon scored in the final and Seongju Moon scored in the final. The two players led the team to a 4-game winning streak.
Of course, it’s still early in the season. I can’t be sure that the current pace will continue throughout the season. However, what kind of LG fans wouldn’t like them if they show strong performance in a situation where captains and giant guns are missing.
Moon Bo-kyung said, “We are all united with one heart. He is trying to go in the direction that the team is good rather than the individual is good,” he said with strength.
The reason why LG fans can smile despite the absence of Oh Ji-hwan and Lee Jae-won. It is thanks to the existence of Moon Seong-ju and Moon Bo-kyung.