LG one-two punch Ens-Kelly pitches well in the opening game of the exhibition game a clean start

Ens pitching the first pitch

Defending professional baseball champion LG Twins won the opening game of the 2024 KBO League exhibition game, confirming the high-level skills of new ace Dietrick Ens (32).

LG won 5-2 in a visiting exhibition match against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 9th.

LG took the lead in the top of the second inning with leadoff hitter Austin Dean’s left-field solo home run.Austin attacked KT starting pitcher Cho Yi-hyun’s curveball and made a cool hit.

In the third inning, leadoff hitter Koo Bon-hyuk’s infield hit to third base, Park Hae-min’s walk, and Hong Chang-gi’s infield grounder put second and third bases on the board with one out, then changed pitcher Jeon Jeon-ju’s wild pitch, and Koo Bon-hyuk homered to take a 2-0 lead.

Austin exploded with a timely hit to left center with 2 outs and 3rd base on base.

LG’s starting team Ens performed well until the 3rd inning, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and no runs.

His precise control and various breaking balls stood out.

However, the defense in the top of the 4th inning was disappointing.

The Ens gave up a mid-inning hit to leadoff hitter Kim Min-hyuk and then allowed a two-run home run to Kang Baek-ho in the middle of the month with two outs and first base.

After shutting out the 5th inning with right-handed pitcher Baek Seung-hyun, LG sent out foreign pitcher Casey Kelly in the 6th inning to block the opponent’s batting lineup.

Ens achieved not bad results with 4 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 4 innings.

Kelly pitched cleanly in two innings, allowing no hits, striking out three, and allowing no runs.

In the batting lineup, Austin performed well with 2 hits in 2 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs, and 1 run.

Cho I-hyun, a candidate for KT’s 5th starting spot, allowed 1 run with 2 hits and 3 strikeouts in 2 innings.

Meanwhile, in this game, the Automatic Pitching System (ABS), newly introduced for the 2024 season, was debuted.

The referees received the audio signal from ABS through earphones and ruled a ball.

The delivery process was quick and did not cause any disruption to the flow of the game.

The pitch clock, which is being piloted this year, was applied starting from the 4th time due to device malfunction issues. 성인웹툰

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