The KIA Tigers overcame the absence of two key hitters and defeated the league’s strongest ace’s challenge for 20 wins.카지노사이트
KIA won 6-4 against NC Dinos in the regular season of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at NC Park in Changwon on the 26th. With this, KIA overcame the slump of 1 win and 9 losses in the last 10 games. They also escaped their second consecutive loss. The season’s record of 62 wins, 61 losses, and 2 draws prevented the team’s winning percentage from collapsing to .500.
NC remained at 68 wins, 56 losses, and 2 draws. We tried to chase down 2nd place KT and shake off 4th place Doosan, but it wasn’t easy.
For KIA, Lee Chang-jin (right fielder), Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter), Kim Do-young (third baseman), Socrates (center fielder), Kim Seon-bin (second baseman), Lee Woo-sung (left fielder), Byun Woo-hyuk (first baseman), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), and Park Chan-ho (shortstop) were named to the starting lineup. . It was a lineup that clearly showed the absence of Choi Hyung-woo and Na Seong-beom from their season outs.
For NC, Eric Peddy, who is trying to achieve 20 wins, is the starting pitcher. The starting lineup consisted of Son Ah-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Park Gun-woo (right fielder), Martin (center fielder), Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman), An Jung-yeol (catcher), and Kim Han-byeol (second baseman). Seo Ho-cheol, who hit a head shot against Doosan on the 24th, started today without having his entry canceled despite being diagnosed with a fractured nose bone. It was a starting appearance with fighting spirit.
It was Peddy who had his worst pitching performance of the season, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 7 runs in 3 innings against Gwangju KIA on the 31st of last month. Peddie must have been burning with revenge. And if he wins on this day, he could become the 22nd pitcher in KBO League history to win 20 games. In addition, the NC club was able to break the record for the most wins in a season (19 wins). Eric Hacker in 2015 and Drew Luchinski in 2020 recorded 19 wins.
Pedi regained his overwhelming majesty as always. After allowing 7 runs against KIA, he allowed 1 earned run and struck out 32 in 21⅓ innings. He started the first inning by striking out Lee Chang-jin with a grounder to third base and striking out Ko Jong-wook and Kim Do-young in succession. In the second inning, Socrates hit a fly ball to left field, Kim Sun-bin hit a ground ball to second base, and Lee Woo-seong hit a looking strikeout. In the third inning, Byun Woo-hyuk and Kim Tae-gun struck out in succession, and Park Chan-ho was caught by a grounder to shortstop. 3 perfect innings. However, starting from the 4th episode, Peddie’s luck ran out. And he allowed an unexpected blow.
KIA’s batting lineup was blocked by Peddie, but after one out in the 4th inning, Jong-wook Ko broke the ice by hitting a double to left-center field. He even had a chance to score with his first hit. In the ensuing 1 out, 2nd base, Kim Do-young’s missed ball landed in front of the center fielder, creating an opportunity with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. Afterwards, Socrates hit a ground ball that missed, and went towards the first baseman, resulting in a fielder’s choice and scoring the first run. After breaking the perfect streak, he even succeeded in scoring right away. Although Kim Sun-bin retired with a double play in the ensuing opportunity with one out and runners on first and third base. However, it was meaningful to score the first run against the league’s best pitcher, Peddie.
On the mound, in a situation where the game had to be played in a double header schedule, Kim Geon-guk, who stepped in as a substitute starter, gave his all. He was recording an average of 8.31 (8 earned runs in 8⅔ innings) without a win in 4 games (3 starts) this season. After being released from Lotte in 2021, Kim Geon-guk, who had a chance to play again after a year of being an outcast, fought with all his might in the matchup with Peddie on this day.
They allowed a heavy hit to leadoff hitter Son A-seop in the first inning, but second baseman Min-woo Park was hit by a double play to get the game through the first inning. In the second inning, with two outs, Oh Young-soo hit a right-handed hit, but he guided Seo Ho-cheol to a ground ball to shortstop to get the game through the second inning. The third inning was a three-way inning.
In the top of the 4th inning, the team scored the first run against Peddie. However, Kim Geon-guk immediately allowed the score to be tied. In the bottom of the 4th inning, leadoff hitter Park Min-woo hit a double, and then Park Geon-woo allowed a timely double to center field, immediately tying the score at 1-1. However, the team continued to block second base with no outs without allowing any additional runs. After completing his duties with 2 outs in the 5th inning, he came down from the mound. 4⅔ innings, 5 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 run, 71 pitches. Before the game, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It is not easy to have a bullpen day because there is a double header. “I think it will be of great help to the team if the replacement starters last at least four innings.” Kim Kun-guk gave his best effort to perfectly meet the expectations of the head coach.
NC Peddie went down after pitching 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, no balls, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts, and 1 run. The number of pitches is 94. It was powerful, but KIA’s batting lineup was stretched with their pedi in their mouths, preventing them from advancing until the 7th inning. No decision. When Peddy went down in the 7th inning, the KIA batting line responded immediately. NC had Ryu Jin-wook on the mound as the second pitcher.
KIA tapped Ryu Jin-wook. Leadoff hitter Socrates’ left-handed hit and Kim Seon-bin’s right-handed hit gave them a chance to reach first and third base with no outs. And Lee Woo-sung’s heavy, timely hit gave them a 2-1 lead again. Pinch hitter Park Jeong-woo’s sending bunt created an opportunity with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases, and Kim Tae-gun’s timely hit in the middle of the game added one more point. Opportunities continued. With one out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Chan-Ho Park hit a timely hit to right. Lee Chang-jin’s ground ball to third base led to a chance for runners on second and third base with two outs, and Ko Jong-wook’s ground ball to second base resulted in a throw error to first base, allowing two runners to hit home. Park Min-woo had to hang his head. He scored 5 points in the 7th inning alone, widening the lead to 6-1.
KIA followed in Kim Geon-guk’s footsteps and mobilized all of their bullpens. Kim Dae-yu (⅔ inning), Jang Hyun-sik (1 inning), Lee Jun-young (⅓ inning), Lim Ki-young (⅓ inning), etc. were brought in. We did our best to protect the lead. However, NC counterattacked late. In the bottom of the 7th inning, NC’s leadoff hitter Martin kicked up Jang Hyun-sik’s 146km fastball and fired a superior solo shot. 15th home run of the season.
And Seo Ho-cheol, who appeared in a situation with no runners on 2 outs, hit Im Ki-young’s 128km slider and fired a solo shot to the left. He hit a home run in two consecutive games following the Doosan game on the 24th, when he suffered a fractured nose after being hit by a headshot. Season No. 4. It caught up to 3-6.
From 9:08 to 18 minutes before the top of the 8th inning, the game was halted due to heavy rain for a while. In the bottom of the 8th inning, NC created an opportunity when leadoff hitter Kim Han-byeol reached base with a right-handed hit after 14 pitches. However, KIA mobilized Jeon Sang-hyun and Jeong Hae-young to block NC’s pursuit.
NC took the opportunity to reach 2nd and 3rd base with no outs against Jeong Hae-young in the 9th inning with Kwon Hee-dong’s single to left and Oh Young-soo’s double to left-center. However, Park Dae-on’s grounder to second base only resulted in one point. On this day, KIA secured victory by mobilizing six bullpens.