Kiwoom won 5-3 against the Lotte Giants in the regular season of the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 22nd. After a hard time, he succeeded in escaping from eight consecutive losses and jumped to eighth place.
Kiwoom scored four points in the first inning, taking advantage of the opponent’s poor control. It ended its scoreless streak in the last two consecutive games. Since then, after the start, Lado has struggled with seven hits, three walks, two strikeouts and two runs in five innings, and Yang Hyun, Lee Myung-jong, Kim Sung-jin, Kim Jae-woong and Lim Chang-min have blocked Lotte’s batters and kept the victory.
In the batting line, Lee Jung-hoo hit three hits and Kim Hye-sung hit a triple that made the stage for victory, contributing to the victory. After the game, head coach Hong Won-ki said, “Furado did his job for five innings. “I blocked the inning well while minimizing the number of runs,” he said. “Lee Myung-jong, who was in a crisis in the sixth inning, was able to keep the win thanks to making a double play, and the bullpen, who came out afterwards, also calmly threw the ball and overcame the difficulties.”
He added, “Dawson’s timely hit in the first inning opened the way for the attack, and in the seventh inning, Kim Hye-sung’s triple-Lee Jung-hoo timely hit led the team to victory.” Kiwoom, which succeeded in escaping its eighth consecutive loss, is challenging the Winning Series while at the same time. Kiwoom announced Choi Won-tae as the starting pitcher on the 23rd. Lee In-bok will take the mound for Lotte.