Kiwoom beat Lotte 5-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away match held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 22nd. As a result, Kiwoom escaped its eight consecutive losses from the Gocheok NC Dinos match on the 6th. Kiwoom, which had 39 wins, 2 draws and 47 losses, ranked eighth, beating the Hanwha Eagles (34 wins, 4 draws and 42 losses), who were caught by NC.
Lotte, which lost the cohesion of the batters, with 16 remaining bases, broke its 50% winning rate again with 39 wins and 40 losses. Kiwoom’s new foreign hitter Ronnie Dawson scored one hit, one walk and one RBI in three at-bats, including the winning hit, in his KBO league debut. Lee Jung-hoo also took the lead in escaping his losing streak with three hits, one walk, and one RBI in three at-bats.
Kiwoom did not miss the gap when Lotte starter Park Se-woong showed poor control in the top of the first inning and scored four points. Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo got on base with four outs in a row, and Dawson broke the balance of 0 with a timely hit to the center field. Lee Won-seok then added one point by hitting the ball on the left line. Song Sung-moon picked up a walk and loaded the bases, and Lee Ji-young and Kim Joo-hyung scored consecutive walks to widen the score to 4-0.
Park Se-woong threw 42 pitches in the top of the first inning alone and overloaded five pitches with four outs. Lotte has also begun a counterattack. In the bottom of the first inning, Yoon Dong-hee’s double and Ahn Chi-hong’s timely hit made up for one run. Since then, Yoon Dong-hee’s one-run timely hit in the bottom of the fourth inning and Yoo Kang-nam’s solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning have caught up to 3-4 and one point difference.
Kiwoom, which was at stake, took the lead with the combination of Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo. In the top of the seventh inning, Kim Hye-sung hit a triple against changed pitcher Kim Jin-wook to set the table, and Lee Jung-hoo immediately hit Kim Jin-wook’s first pitch and hit a timely right-handed hit. Lotte produced 13 hits and seven walks, but scored only three points. There was a chance of a full base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and runners on first and second base with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he bowed his head because there was no troubleshooter to hit a timely hit.
The lowest-ranked Samsung Lions won 5-2 at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, stopping the KT Wiz from winning five consecutive games. Samsung, which broke its four-game losing streak at home, won its 32nd win (50 losses) of the season. He also had a slight advantage with 6 wins and 5 losses in the season’s opponent’s record against KT. Samsung catcher Kang Min-ho hit his 315th home run in the bottom of the second inning with a left-handed arch, beating LG Twins coach Park Kyung-wan (314), and ranked first in the KBO League catcher’s career.
Samsung took the lead with Kang Min-ho’s solo shot in the bottom of the second inning, but starting pitcher Won Tae-in allowed two runs in the top of the fifth inning to turn the game around. Samsung, which was being dragged, turned the tide with its batters showing great concentration in the bottom of the seventh inning. After two outs, Kim Dong-jin’s double, Lee Jae-hyun’s walk, and Park Young-hyun’s wild pitch created a second and third base opportunity, and Kim Hyun-joon, Kim Ji-chan and Koo Ja-wook’s consecutive timely hits exploded, reversing the score to 4-2.
Samsung added one point with Kang Han-ul’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the victory. Oh Seung-hwan, who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning and maintained the victory without losing a point in one inning, added a save in 20 days after the match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 2nd. There are 19 left until 400 saves in the KBO League for the first time in history.
NC laughed in the Daejeon game, which repeatedly turned the tables. NC beat Hanwha 7-5 with Jason Martin’s dramatic three-run shot in the top of the ninth inning with two outs. NC, which has won four consecutive games, recorded 41 wins, one draw and 38 losses, widening the gap with fifth-ranked Lotte to two games. On the other hand, Hanwha, which missed all the wins, slipped to ninth place.
NC made a fatal run with two outs and a full base in the bottom of the eighth inning when it faced 4-4. Closer Lee Yong-chan induced a swing after a full count with Kim Tae-yeon, but catcher Park Se-hyuk failed to catch the ball. It was recorded as a strike not-out foil, and three-week runner Jung Eun-won stepped home to make it 4-5. The NC bench asked for a video reading to see if the ball was hit by Kim Tae-yeon’s bat, but it was confirmed that it was a swing, not a foul.
The Dinosaur Corps showed a fierce endurance in the top of the last ninth inning. Park Kun-woo’s hit at first base with two outs, led to first and third bases, and Martin, who had previously hit a solo shot in the top of the second inning, stood at bat. Martin did not miss Park Sang-won’s forkball in a one-ball-1 strike and hit a come-from-behind three-run home run over the right-center fence.
Lee Yong-chan, who also defended the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning, ended his fourth consecutive victory with a three-way retirement. Meanwhile, Jamsil SSG Landers-LG match and Gwangju Doosan Bears-KIA match were postponed due to rain. The canceled game will be organized later.
BY: 메이저 토토사이트