Big pitcher pitched 8 scoreless innings + 11 points… KIA revived the spark of a 2G comeback against Doosan in the semifinals

 KIA Tigers regained the spark of a comeback to the top five with a valuable win. 바카라사이트

KIA won 11-0 in the final match between the teams against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 11th, led by starter Yang Hyun-jong’s scoreless fight and 6-point big inning. On this day, they trailed by 2 games to 5th place Doosan, which lost to Lotte in the Sajik game.

KIA, who needed to win the remaining five games, selected Yang Hyeon-jong as the starter. Kiwoom, which had no pressure on performance, appointed promising left-hander Lee Jong-min as a starter and expected a surprise performance. However, the big inning was lost due to shaky ball control and a series of defensive errors by the infielders. KIA attacked in the bottom of the second inning and scored 6 points, deciding the game.

Due to Lee Jong-min’s poor pitching, Kim Tae-goon, Byun Woo-hyuk, and Kim Ho-ryeong all walked and took the opportunity to load the bases with no outs. They scored the first run with Kim Gyu-seong’s ground ball to shortstop, followed by another run with the shortstop’s bad throw to third base. Immediately after, Kim Do-young hit a ground ball to second base to make it 3-0. The next batter, Ko Jong-wook, hit a heavy hit and added another point. 

Next, Kiwoom made a mistake. The shortstop and left fielder each missed Kim Sun-bin’s missed fly ball, but the catch failed, leading to opportunities for runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Socrates’ right-handed hit made the bases loaded again, and Lee Woo-seong’s ground ball to third base added another run, and Kim Tae-goon’s ground ball to third base resulted in an error by the third baseman, and the score went up to 6-0. KIA decided the game by only getting two hits and taking advantage of three walks and three errors made by the opponent.

KIA’s wave offensive continued. In the third inning, a walk by Kim Ho-ryeong and Kim Do-young added one point with Kim Sun-bin’s pitcher’s strike on second and third bases with two outs. In the 5th inning, when Kim Ho-ryeong reached base with a double, Kim Do-young was called in with a heavy hitter. With the bases loaded, Socrates’ two RBI double and Lee Woo-seong’s infield grounder widened the lead to 11-0. 

Yang Hyun-jong earned his 8th win of the season by pitching 6 hits, 6 strikeouts, no walks, and no runs until the 8th inning. As an ace in the second half, he gave hope for a comeback with a good pitch. It was a valuable victory achieved 40 days after September 1. In addition, if he plays 8 innings on this day and adds 6 innings by appearing in the final game of the season (against NC on the 17th), he will be able to achieve 170 innings for 9 consecutive years for the first time.  

Kiwoom’s batting lineup was unable to create any significant opportunities due to the dominance of starter Yang Hyun-jong. He failed to take advantage of the opportunity to load the bases with one out in the eighth inning and lost. In particular, three errors by the infielders and outfielders in the second inning led to a crushing defeat. Lee Jong-min gave up 4 runs (2 earned runs) in one inning and pitched hard, and Ha Young-min (2 runs), Lee Myung-jong (5 runs), Yoon Seok-won, Oh Sang-won, and Joo Seung-woo followed suit. 

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