KIA Tigers achieved a valuable win after a close game with a 1-point gap.
KIA won 2-1 in the 15th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 8th, recording 68 wins, 2 draws, and 67 losses (0.504). The gap between 5th place NC and 6th place KIA has been reduced to 3 games. On the other hand, Samsung’s record was 60 wins, 1 draw, and 79 losses (0.432).아톰카지노
▲Starting lineup for both teams
– Samsung: Ryu Ji-hyuk (third baseman) – Ahn Joo-hyung (second baseman) – Koo Ja-wook (designated hitter) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Jose Pirella (right fielder) – Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop) – Kim Hyun-jun (center fielder) – Lee Seong-gyu (1st baseman) – Kang Jun-seo (left fielder), starting pitcher Taylor Widener –
KIA: Kim Do-young (3rd baseman) – Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter) – Kim Seon-bin (2nd baseman) – Socrates Brito (center fielder) – Lee Woo-sung (right fielder) – Lee Chang-jin ( Left fielder) – Han Jun-su (catcher) – Byun Woo-hyuk (first baseman) – Kim Gyu-seong (shortstop), starting pitcher Yoon Young-cheol
tense pitching battle took place at the beginning of the game, and the balance of 0-0 continued until the third inning. The team that scored first was KIA. With one out and one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, Socrates and Lee Woo-seong got on base with a walk and an infield hit, respectively, and after Lee Chang-jin’s strikeout, with two outs and first and second base, Junsu Han brought Socrates, a runner on second base, home with a hit to right.
Samsung, which was unable to attack Yoon Young-cheol, also began a counterattack from the middle of the game. In the top of the 6th inning, leadoff hitter Ryu Ji-hyuk reached base with a double, putting pressure on KIA starter Yoon Young-cheol, and after Ahn Joo-hyung’s fly ball and Koo Ja-wook’s strikeout, Kang Min-ho, who came on with 2 outs and runners on second base, hit a hit to right. Meanwhile, second base runner Ji-Hyuk Ryu rushed home and scored the team’s first run. The score is 1-1.
Even after both teams activated their bullpens, the pendulum did not tilt in either direction, and KIA took the lead again. In the bottom of the 8th inning, leadoff hitter Kim Sun-bin produced a hit from Samsung’s second pitcher Kim Tae-hoon, and with one out and runners on first base, Lee Woo-sung and Lee Chang-jin reached base with a double and an intentional fourth pitch, respectively.
The player who helped the team in important situations was ‘veteran’ Kim Tae-gun. He came on as a pinch hitter in place of Han Jun-su and pushed Kim Tae-hoon’s third pitch, and helped third base runner Choi Jeong-yong score with a sacrifice fly to right field.
▲ Jeong Hae-young, who stopped Samsung from pursuing, made history.
Samsung, which showed its will to chase until the end, kept the spark alive with a hit by leadoff hitter Pirella in the top of the 9th inning. After Jae-Hyun Lee’s sacrifice bunt and Hyun-Jun Kim’s grounder, Jae-Il Oh walked, but Dong-Yeop Kim, who had the opportunity as a pinch hitter in place of Jun-Seo Kang, retired with a fly ball, ending the game.
Although both teams’ starting pitchers finished their appearances without a win or loss, they faithfully performed their duties as starting pitchers. Widener achieved a quality start plus with 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 1 run in 7 innings, while Young-Cheol Yoon minimized his runs by allowing 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 1 run in 6 innings. However, as the challenge for 9 wins in the season was postponed to the next opportunity, it became realistically difficult to reach 10 wins.
Meanwhile, KIA Jeong Hae-young, who pitched as a closer, recorded her 20th save while maintaining a one-point lead, and achieved 20 saves for three consecutive years. This is the 15th record in KBO League history, and when narrowing the scope to the Tigers team (including the Haitai era), Jung Hae-young is the first.
The two teams will play their final match of the regular season at the same venue on the 9th. For Samsung, Kim Dae-woo took on the key starting role, and for KIA, Lee Ui-ri will challenge for his 12th win of the season.
▲Pitcher performance for both teams
– Samsung: Taylor Widener (102 pitches, 7 innings, 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 run) – Kim Tae-hoon (11 pitches, ⅓ innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 walk, 1 run) – Lee Jae-ik (3 pitches, ⅓ innings, no runs) ) – Woo Gyu-min (6 pitches, ⅓ innings, no runs) –
KIA: Yoon Young-cheol (95 pitches, 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 run) – Kim Dae-yu (2 pitches, ⅓ innings, no runs) – Yoon Joong-hyun (11 pitches, ⅔ innings, 1 hit) – Yoon Jung-hyeon (11 pitches, ⅔ innings, 1 hit) No runs allowed) – Jeon Sang-hyun (7 pitches, 1 inning, 1 strikeout, no runs allowed) – Jeong Hae-young (20 pitches, 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk out, no runs allowed)