The Mega Tigers’ offense exploded and returned to its 5-for-5 winning percentage.
KIA exploded for 20 hits in a 13-5 victory over the Lotte Giants in the regular season of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Wednesday.
With the win, KIA avenged the previous day’s loss and returned to a 5-percent winning percentage with a record of 45 wins, 45 losses and two ties.
The batting lineup was so evenly matched that it was hard to find a player without a multi-hit game. Park Chan-ho (2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run), Kim Do-young (2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Na Sung-beom (2 hits, 2 RBI, 1 run), Socrates (2 hits, 1 run), and Ko Jong-wook (2 hits, 2 runs) all had multi-hit games.
Han Jun-soo and Choi Hyung-woo each had three hits. Choi went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. In particular, Han Jun-soo, the backup catcher, came through at the right time with three hits and two RBIs.
In addition, starter Yoon Young-cheol struggled, giving up five runs on eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 4⅔ innings and allowing Lotte to pull away, but Im Ki-young came in and pitched 2⅓ innings of perfect ball with three strikeouts to secure the win.
After the game, manager Kim Jong-kook said,
“The batters scored a lot of runs early in the game, and we were able to set the tone for the game. Na Sung-beom, who hit the winning run in the first inning, Han Jun-soo, who hit a two-run double with runners on second and third in the second inning, and Lee Woo-sung, who had a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning when we were down by three runs, did a great job. Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young did a great job at the top of the order, and all of our hitters did their part,” he said, praising the batting outburst.
“On the pitching side, Lim Ki-young, who came on in the clutch, pitched 2⅓ perfect innings and made a great contribution to the team’s victory.”
“We were able to win thanks to the support of our fans, even though it was an away game. We will do our best tomorrow to make it a winning series,” he said, bowing to the fans.
With the series tied at 1-1, the two teams will meet for the best-of-three series on the 13th. Kia will start Mario Sanchez and Lotte will start Charlie Barnes. 안전카지노사이트