I just thought that I would definitely set the series record to 1 win and 1 loss. I mobilized all the bullpen without thinking about ‘tomorrow’, but what came back was a final defeat. The KIA Tigers were in danger of sweeping the series.메이저놀이터
KIA confirmed the losing series by losing 5-6 in the 7th game of the season against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 3rd. The win-loss margin was -2 (22-24, 0.478).
Even at the beginning of the game, it was rather KIA that was closer to victory.
In the beginning of the second inning, against Lotte starter Na Kyun-an, he scored 3 points, including Kim Seok-hwan’s push-off walk, easing the burden on starting pitcher Adonis Medina. Medina responded with 5 scoreless innings as the scoring support of the other line.
The problem was after episode 6. As Medina was shaken by Jeon Jun-woo’s double and An Chi-hong’s walk, the bullpen was activated.
Lefty Lee Joon-yeong was called up in a hurry, but Jeong-hoon, who played as a pinch hitter in place of Kim Min-seok, gave up two RBIs in a timely manner and lost the lead for the first time since the start of the game.
The batting line scored 1 run each in the 7th and 8th innings, but at the end of the 7th inning Park Joon-pyo scored 1 run, and at the end of the 9th inning Choi Ji-min and Jang Hyun-shik failed to block Lotte’s batting line. After three walks, Noh Jin-hyeok’s hit with one out and bases loaded put an end to the bloody battle of more than four hours.
From the KIA’s point of view, it was important to immediately catch the game on the 3rd without having time to think about the game the next day. This is why, starting with Lim Ki-young, Lee Jun-young, Park Jun-pyo, Choi Ji-min, and Jang Hyun-sik took out as many cards as possible.
However, the results did not come out as KIA intended. In particular, Ji-min Choi was affected by it even more.
Recently, the flow was good enough to be mentioned as a candidate for the Rookie of the Year, but he consumed a lot of stamina by throwing 34 pitches that day. Other pitchers are capable of continuous fighting, but in the case of Choi Ji-min, realistically it is not expected to be easy to play on the 4th.
KIA, which has suffered two consecutive losses, is now in a position to prevent a series sweep. The key is the pitching of Eui-ri Lee, who is in charge of the selection.
Eui-ri Lee became the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings against kt Wiz in Gwangju on the 30th of last month, the previous appearance. However, there is still a question mark about the ball that is unstable enough to give out 5 balls.
If there is another variable, it is the ‘daytime game’.
In June, the starting time of Sunday and public holiday games was adjusted to 5:00 p.m., but only the Sajik game starts at 2:00 p.m.
Even though both teams have to go to work early, the pressure on the losing team will inevitably be greater than the winning team the day before. Attention is focusing on whether KIA will be able to stop the losing streak at ‘2’ and end the week.