KIA Tigers won 4 consecutive wins, securing a winning series and successfully reclaiming 7th place.
KIA won 7-0 in the 6th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 8th and made a season record of 34 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses (0.472).
On the mound, starting pitcher Eui-ri Lee earned his 7th win of the season by fighting well with 3 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and no runs in 5 innings. Even in the ‘misfortune’ of being hit by a hitter’s left foot and shin, he played a role as a starting pitcher.안전사이트
The bullpen pitchers who took the mound behind them also held a scoreless relay. Jeong Hae-young (1 inning) took hold, and Park Jun-pyo (⅓ innings) – Lee Jun-young (⅔ innings) – Jang Hyun-sik (1 inning) – Yoon Joong-hyun also contributed to the team’s victory by pitching without conceding.
In the other lineup, Na Seong-beom, who played as the designated hitter No. 3, showed his presence by recording 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including consecutive hits. Na Seong-beom’s consecutive home run was the 13th in his personal career, and it was also his first multi-home run in 344 days since the match against SSG Landers in Gwangju on July 29 last year.
In addition, Choi Hyeong-woo and Socrates Brito also played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI and 1 run, respectively, and 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBI and 1 run.
After the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It was a perfect game in terms of pitching and hitting,” and then said, “Lee Eui-ri pitched a little more than the innings, but he pitched a scoreless pitch for 5 innings. His breathing with Kim Tae-gun was also good.” did.
Then, “Jung Hae-young, who succeeded Eui-ri Lee, is also recovering his original pitch. All the pitchers who came up after that did their part. I think the victory in a situation where Lim Ki-young and Choi Ji-min are given a break is more meaningful.” He praised the pitchers.
He also said, “In the other line, I was able to start in a good mood by concentrating on two runs after two deaths in the first inning against an ace pitcher. In a situation where additional points were needed, Na Seong-beom’s two home runs decided the game,” he said. “In front of many fans, I am even more happy with the win, and I will play a good match tomorrow.”
KIA, which is trying to sweep the series and win 5 in a row, will have a new foreign pitcher, Mario Sanchez, debut in the KBO League on the 9th.