Feet don’t slump. The KIA Tigers’ scoring ability is expected to improve gradually.
KIA won 17-3 in an away game against SSG Landers in the 2023 KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 5th. With 17 hits, he broke the team’s most points in a single game this season. Na Seong-beom (1 home run, double), Kim Do-young (2 home runs) and Han Jun-su (1 home run, 2 bases) combined for 6 long hits. Starting pitcher Yoon Young-chul made a quality start (more than 6 innings and less than 3 earned runs) in 3 games. 카지노사이트
On this day, KIA stood out for its mobility as much as its firepower. Kim Do-young, Park Chan-ho, and Choi Won-joon, the track and field trio, all recorded stolen bases in one game for the first time.
Kim Do-young, who batted second, got on base after getting an infield hit from opposing pitcher Park Jong-hoon in the first inning without a runner, then stole second base from follow-up Na Seong-beom at bat. The pitcher and catcher’s control and throwing timing were perfectly taken away. In the following situation, KIA raised the first point with Na Seong-beom hitting a right-handed double. Park Jong-hoon allowed Choi Hyung-woo to walk and Hwang Dae-in to hit 2 RBIs, allowing additional runs.
In the second episode, last season (2022), the king of stolen bases (42), Park Chan-ho, took over the baton. After going to base with an infield hit in a situation where there was no runner on the first run, he succeeded in stealing the base from Choi Won-joon’s at-bat. Park Chan-ho’s season 16 steal. It was the moment when he was tied for 6th place in this category.
In the following situation, he failed to score due to a follow-up hit, but in the 5th inning, he shook the opponent’s battery and infield again. Park Chan-ho attempted a sacrifice bunt against SSG pitcher Jung Sung-gon at second base, with the team leading 7-2, and the pitcher stepped on second base with a bad throw. Following this, Choi Won-joon’s at-bat ball count, 2-ball-0 strike, even stole the third base perfectly enough that the opposing catcher couldn’t even throw it. Batter Choi Won-joon also went on base with a walk, then attempted to steal Kim Do-young’s first pitch at bat and succeeded. SSG infield, conscious of the third base runner rushing home, could not stop Choi Won-joon. Afterwards, Na Seong-beom scored a grounder RBI, and Choi Hyung-woo walked on base, and Socrates Brito scored a grounder RBI again against pitcher Baek Seung-gun, widening the score to 10-2.
The KIA lineup, which had a lot of ups and downs last week, showed firepower from the first game of the week (the game on the 4th was delayed by rain). It is encouraging that many long hits came out, but it is more impressive that the track and field teams created scoring opportunities with their feet, like the 5th attack, and added 2 RBIs with 2 ground balls. Individual hit feeling always goes up and down. The power of ‘ball baseball’ without ups and downs is more threatening to the opposing team.