Kiwoom overpowered Lotte two days in a row and fired a signal to escape from the bottom.
Kiwoom Heroes won 5-2 in the match against Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 19th.안전놀이터
On this day, Kiwoom pitched Ahn Woo-jin and Lotte pitched Na Kyun-an as starting pitchers. An Woo-jin, who was missing from the first team entry on the 8th, returned after just 10 days. At the time, Kiwoom excluded An Woo-jin from the first-team entry for a break. Na Gyun-an was also a comeback. Na Kyun-an, who was diagnosed with a left hamstring sprain and focused on recovery, took the mound 25 days after the game against Doosan in Jamsil on the 25th of last month.
Kim Tae-jin (2nd baseman) – Kim Hye-seong (DH) – Ronnie Dawson (left fielder) – Song Seong-moon (3rd baseman) – Kim Hui-jib (shortstop) – Joo Seong-won (right fielder) – Lee Joo-hyung (center fielder) – Jeon Byung-woo (1st to 9th batting order) Base) – Siang Kim (catcher) were put in order.
Lotte: Ahn Kwon-soo (right fielder) – Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Lee Jung-hoon (left fielder) – Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Ahn Chi-hong (1st baseman) – Park Seung-wook (2nd baseman) – Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) – Yoo Kang-nam (catcher) – Lee Hak-joo (3rd baseman) ) constituted the starting batting order. Lee Hak-joo collided with runner Lee Joo-hyung in the process of catching Kim Si-ang’s ground ball at the end of the 2nd inning against Gocheok Kiwoom the previous day (18th) and was taken to the hospital. Could.
Lotte started off well. In the top of the first inning, lead batter Ahn Kwon-soo hit left and Kim Min-seok hit a right-handed double. Lee Jung-hoon, who came out on the second and third base chances, was out with a ground ball from the first baseman, but Ahn Kwon-su, the third base runner, scored and scored an RBI. After one run in the bottom of the first inning, Kiwoom Kim Hye-seong hit right field, but failed to score as Dawson flew out to left field and Song Seong-moon struck out on a swing.
Lotte went on a hunt for scoring in the second inning attack. After one out, Roh Jin-hyeok hit right field, and right fielder Joo Seong-won’s catch mistake overlapped, and he was able to settle down at second base. Then, Yoo Kang-nam and Lee Hak-joo walked side by side, and Lotte took a chance to load the bases with one out, and Ahn Kwon-su hit a sacrifice fly to center fielder, and third base runner Noh Jin-hyuk scored and succeeded in taking the lead to 2-0.
Kiwoom also had a chance to top the bases. In the bottom of the second inning, lead batter Kim Hui-jip hit a left-handed double, and after a run, Lee Joo-hyung and Jeon Byung-woo walked side by side. However, Kim Si-ang ended up striking out and Kim Tae-jin also retired with a fly out to left field, so Kiwoom had to swallow tears once again.
The 3rd attack by both teams was fruitless due to a tripartite offense. In the top of the 4th inning, Lotte’s lead hitter Park Seung-wook walked on base, but Noh Jin-hyeok splashed cold water on the second baseman, shortstop, and first baseman, blocking the scoring route.
Then Kiwoom went in pursuit. At the end of the 4th inning, lead batter Kim Hui-jip opened fire again with a left-handed double, and Joo Seong-won’s pitcher’s ground ball landed on third base, increasing the chances of scoring. What followed was Lee Joo-hyung’s sacrifice fly to right field. Third base runner Kim Hui-jip stepped on the home plate, and Kiwoom made up for one point.
In the attack at the end of the 5th inning, Kim Joon-wan, who came out as a pinch hitter for Kim Si-ang, went to base with a right-handed hit, and Kim Tae-jin succeeded in a sacrifice bunt by the pitcher, and took a chance to second base. Kim Hye-seong withdrew due to a flyout by center fielder, but Dawson went to base with an infield hit to second base, and the fire continued. Song Seong-moon’s batted ball led to a timely hit that fell in front of the left fielder, and Kiwoom was able to turn around 3-2 as two runners scored.
Lotte starting pitcher Na Kyun-an threw 99 pitches in 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs before being replaced by Lee In-bok at the end of the 6th inning. Leading batter Kim Dong-heon hit a left-handed solo home run in a confrontation with the changed pitcher Lee In-bok. Kim Dong-heon’s second home run of the season. The flight distance was recorded as 110m. Kim Dong-hun drew an arch by hitting the 134km slider that entered the 7th ball count 2B 2S.
Kiwoom got a chance to get one out with three consecutive hits from Jeon Byeong-woo, Kim Jun-wan and Kim Tae-jin, and Lotte replaced the pitcher with Kim Chang-hoon. Kim Hye-seong’s batted ball became a double hit that led to the second baseman, shortstop, and first baseman, and the inning ended like that.
Even in the attack at the bottom of the 7th inning, Kiwoom had a chance to get 1st and 2nd base safely with Dawson’s heavy hit and Song Seong-moon’s walk, but Kim Hui-jip’s hit led to a double hit for the third baseman, so he couldn’t save another chance. Still, Kiwoom continued to knock on the door to score. At the end of the 8th inning, lead hitter Lee Joo-hyung’s batted ball led to an error by the second baseman, Lee Joo-hyung succeeded in stealing second base, and Kiwoom, who had a chance to score, led to Kim Jun-wan’s batted ball leading to a double that landed in front of the left fielder, and second base runner Lee Joo-hyung stepped on the home plate. They managed to run away 5-2.
Kiwoom starting pitcher An Woo-jin threw 97 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs, winning his 8th win (7th loss) of the season. On this day, An Woo-jin’s highest speed was taken up to 156 km. Following Ahn Woo-jin, Kim Jae-woong came out in the 7th inning and struck out 2 in 1 inning and kept the scoreless. At the beginning of the ninth inning, Lim Chang-min appeared and announced the end of the game after a scoreless inning. Lim Chang-min achieved his 20th save of the season, and vomited his spirit to record 20 saves in 6 years since 2017 when he was in the NC Dinos. In the other lineup, Kim Jun-wan, who came out as a pinch hitter, played an active role with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 at-bats.
With this victory, Kiwoom recorded 45 wins, 64 losses and 3 draws after running 2 consecutive victories. Lotte left 50 wins and 53 losses with two consecutive losses.