3 stolen bases in 1 game in 3029 days… Oh helps LG win 5 in a row
LG Twins’ veteran outfielder Oh Ji-hwan (33) worked diligently on the field and helped the team win its fifth straight game.
LG won 4-2 against the Keum Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at Jamsil Stadium on April 1.
With the win, LG extended its winning streak to five games and improved to 54 wins (2 ties, 33 losses) on the season.
Moon Bo-kyung’s come-from-behind two-run homer in the third inning was crucial to LG’s victory, but Oh Ji-hwan’s performance also stood out.
Starting at shortstop in the No. 5 spot, Oh reached base three times with one hit and two walks.
He didn’t just get on base. When he got on base, he ran. He had eight stolen bases in 74 games prior to this one, and he had three on the day.
It was only the second time in 3029 days that Oh had three or more stolen bases in a game, as he had three against the Jamsil KIA Tigers on April 16, 2015.
With his 10th stolen base of the season, Oh became the eighth player in KBO history to reach double-digit stolen bases in 12 consecutive seasons.
He also surpassed 250 career stolen bases. His 250th career stolen base ranks 20th in KBO history.
In his first at-bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning, Oh drew a walk against Ian McKinney.
He then stole second base when Lee Jae-won came up to bat. McKinney’s pitch was shaky and he walked both Lee and Park to load the bases. However, Park Hae-min struck out to end the threat, leaving the bases loaded.
In the fourth inning, with LG leading 2-1, Oh Ji-hwan gave the team another run with his foot.
After leading off the bottom of the fourth, Oh walked again. This time, he stole second, tagged up to third on Lee Jae-won’s infield single, and came home on Park Dong-won’s grounder to short.
Oh led off the bottom of the sixth with a single up the middle. He then stole second base when Park Dong-won batted. However, they were unable to capitalize on the hit.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Oh laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners in scoring position.
LG, which led the team in stolen bases with 94 before the game, continued to showcase its ‘foot baseball’ by stealing four bases on the day.
For once, the centerpiece of LG’s batting was not Shin Min-jae or Moon Sung-joo, the team’s first and second place stealers, but Oh Ji-hwan. 바카라사이트