The KIA Tigers stopped the Lotte Giants from winning 10 consecutive victories with ‘Super Rookie’ Yoon Young-cheol at the fore. Yoon Young-cheol sealed the Lotte batting line with 1 run in 5 innings and reported his first win in his debut.
KIA won 10-2 in the home game against Lotte in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 3rd.
KIA, who took revenge for the 4-7 come-from-behind loss the previous day (2nd), recorded 13 wins and 12 losses, and jumped to fourth place tied with Doosan Bears (13 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses).
High school rookie Yoon Young-cheol, who was drafted with the second overall pick in the rookie draft, recorded his first win in his 4th game by striking out 1 run in 5 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts.
Lotte, who had been aiming for 10 consecutive wins in 15 years, was caught up in KIA and swallowed regret. With just two more wins, Lotte was able to tie the record for the most 11 consecutive victories by a team from Sajik Hanwha Eagles on July 27, 2008 to Sajik LG Twins on September 2, but could not overcome the hurdle. Still, Lotte kept the top spot with 15 wins and 9 losses.
KIA, who endured with no runs in the second inning crisis with two outs loaded, succeeded in scoring a large number of points by beating Lotte ace Na Kyun-an at the opportunity of two outs loaded at the end of the third inning. Kim Seon-bin picked a push-off walk to break the balance of 0, and Choi Hyeong-woo and Socrates Brito’s consecutive timely hits led the team to a 4-0 lead.
At the end of the 4th inning, KIA, who had a solo shot by Lee Woo-sung, took the lead, but was again in danger at the top of the 7th inning.
Jang Hyun-sik shook with one hit and three walks and was chased 6-2. They had a four-run lead, but a home run with two outs loaded could have tied the score. At that time, left-handed pitcher Lee Jun-young struck out Jack Rex to end the inning.
The KIA, which overcame a major hurdle, tied the foil of Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam and three consecutive hitters including Han Seung-taek, Park Chan-ho, and Ryu Ji-hyeok in the attack at the end of the 7th inning and ran away with a score of 10-2, virtually putting a wedge in the game.
Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions), who holds the record for the most saves (374) in the KBO league, suffered a loss in his first start in his debut.
Samsung lost 1-4 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Oh Seung-hwan achieved the desired result by giving up 5 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings, but the Samsung lineup, which lacked cohesion, only scored 1 run.
This is the first time Oh Seung-hwan, who started as a pro in 2005 and has played in Korea, Japan and the United States, has been a starting pitcher. Oh Seung-hwan, who suffered a slump this season and handed over the position of closer to a junior, started as a starting pitcher in the 621st game in the KBO League and the 980th game in Korea, the United States and Japan, in order to revive.
Seung-hwan Oh showed an uneasy appearance by hitting a two-run homer to Hye-seong Kim in the top of the first inning and allowing a run and double to Lee Jeong-hoo in the top of the second inning. However, he improved by blocking all three to five innings with a three-way offense. The pitching after the 3rd inning was what coach Park Jin-man and the Samsung coaching staff wanted.
However, the Samsung batters only scored 1 run at the end of the 3rd inning. After Oh Seung-hwan was replaced, in the bottom of the 6th through 9th innings, not a single player got on base and his head was lowered.
Kiwoom defeated Samsung for two days in a row and recovered a 50% win rate with 13 wins and 13 losses. Starting pitcher Ariel Hurado recorded his 3rd win (3rd loss) of the season with a good pitching with 6 hits, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 8 innings.
3rd place LG secured the winning series by beating NC Dinos 2-1 in a match held at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam. LG, who had 17 wins and 11 losses, caught up with the leader Lotte without a ride.
NC, tied with 3 hits, fell from 5th to 6th with 14 wins and 14 losses.
At the end of the 1st inning, LG lost the lead after being hit by a solo shot by Park Min-woo, but in the top of the 2nd inning, Hae-min Park balanced the score 1-1 with a push walk.
At the beginning of the 5th inning, Park Dong-won fired a final solo shot over the middle left fence after an 11-ball battle with Koo Chang-mo. Park Dong-won, who drew the season 5 arch, tied for second in the home run category.
Adam Plutko pitched 7 innings with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run.
NC native ace Koo Chang-mo endured 5 innings with 2 runs, but failed again for the first win of the season due to the lack of scoring support from the other line.
The bottom-ranked Hanwha scored 8 points in the top of the 7th in the Jamsil game, beating Doosan 8-3 and ending its 6-game losing streak. Hanwha’s season record is 7 wins, 1 draw and 18 losses.
Hanwha’s native ace Kim Min-woo pitched in 6 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run (own charge), earning his first win (2 losses) of the season. In the other lineup, Jeong Eun-won swung hard with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, and Choi Jae-hoon also recorded 100% on-base with 2 hits in 2 at-bats, 1 walk and 2 walks.
Hanwha, who was trailing 0-1, went round the batter in the top of the 7th inning and scored 8 runs with 9 hits, 1 stolen base, 1 wild throw and 1 opponent error.
Doosan’s six pitchers, including Choi Seung-yong, Park Chi-guk, Lee Byung-hun, Jeong Cheol-won, Choi Ji-gang, and Kim Myung-shin, were put in at the beginning of the 7th inning, but they could not calm the hot Hanwha batting line.
2nd place SSG Landers won 5-3 against KT Wiz after a close match of 3 hours and 53 minutes. SSG, who broke a two-game losing streak, maintained second place with 16 wins and 10 losses, narrowing the gap with leading Lotte to zero games.토스카지노
KT, who escaped from a 9-game losing streak the previous day, failed to keep up the pace and lost, finishing 8 wins, 2 draws and 15 losses (9th place). Starter Joon Sohn, who returned from injury after a month, pitched well with 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run in 5 innings, but he could not achieve victory.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, when SSG was trailing 1-3, Guillermo Heredia’s 3 run broke the charter. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Kim Min-sik hit a 1-run double with 2 out on 2nd base to make it 5-3.
Finisher Seo Jin-yong, who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, gave up one hit and two walks and was driven to the bases with one out, but he had to strike out Hwang Jae-kyun and Mun Sang-cheol to treat it as a ground ball and finish the game with difficulty. Seo Jin-yong, who made his 11th save (1 win) of the season, continued his ‘iron wall’ of 13 matches and 13⅓ innings scoreless.