“Congratulations to Lim Chang-min on his 20-save record, as he continues to fulfill his role as the eldest brother”
The Kiwoom Heroes pulled off a 5-2 come-from-behind victory over the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheoks Sky Dome in Seoul on April 19. With their second straight win, the Heroes secured the best-of-three weekend series.
Returning from a one-game layoff, starter Ahn Woo-jin pitched six innings of four-hit ball with three walks and three strikeouts to earn his eighth win of the season. The bullpen of Kim Jae-woong (one scoreless inning), Moon Sung-hyun (one scoreless inning), and Lim Chang-min (one scoreless inning) preserved the win. Lim earned his 20th save of the season. It was his first 20-save season in six years since 2017.
Manager Hong Won-ki said in a postgame interview, “Ahn Woo-jin, who pitched for the first time in 10 days, pitched well until the sixth inning in a tough situation. As the innings went on, she settled down and showed her ace-like qualities. The bullpen was also in charge of their innings without giving up any runs, and I would like to congratulate Lim Chang-min on his 20th save, who is silently fulfilling his role as the eldest brother.” He encouraged the pitchers.
At the plate, Kim Dong-heon hit his second home run of the season. Ronnie Dawson, Kim Hui-jip, and Kim Jun-wan had multi-hit games, and Song Sung-moon hit a lucky two-run double to cap off the scoring.스포츠토토
Coach Hong Won-ki said, “In the middle of the order, Kim Jun-wan opened up the offense. Song Sung-moon’s two-run double brought the tide, and Kim Dong-heon hit the decisive blow in the sixth inning,” he said of the victory.
Kiwoom announced rookie Oh Sang-won as the starting pitcher for Game 20. Park Se-woong will start for Lotte.