The KIA Tigers swept the series last weekend and succeeded in refreshing the atmosphere. The performance of the scene stealers who contributed to the victory cannot be overlooked.
KIA won all three weekend matches against Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju from the 21st to the 23rd and achieved the first sweep victory of the season.
It was a great reversal. Ahead of the weekend game, KIA remained at the bottom with extremely poor pitching. On the other hand, Samsung achieved a winning series in three consecutive matches against Kiwoom Heroes during the week. However, when I opened the lid, it unfolded in a different way.
KIA won a 5-4 come-from-behind victory in the first game of the season against Samsung. In the last attack of the ninth inning, which was trailing 2-4, Choi Hyung-woo hit a three-run home run.
In the second match, which was won 6-2, a cannon shot was decisive. Byun Woo-hyuk exploded his first grand slam in his debut from the first episode. Here, Yang Hyeon-jong contributed with a good pitching of 5 innings and 1 run, and stepped on the height of 160 wins in his personal career.
The main character of the last game 3 was Choi Hyeong-woo. He set a new record for the most doubles in the KBO League by hitting one RBI double in the first inning, and scored with a solo home run in the seventh inning. KIA won 5-3 and went on a three-game winning streak. The season record was 7 wins and 10 losses, and the ranking was raised to 8th place.
In addition to Choi Hyeong-woo, Yang Hyeon-jong, and Byeon Woo-hyuk, there were hidden protagonists. Ryu Ji-hyeok, who started as a leadoff in all three games, did his part by consistently reaching base. He went 4-for-12 with 1 RBI, 1 stolen base and 3 runs in 3 consecutive games over the weekend. Currently, Ryu Ji-hyeok is on a 6-game hitting and scoring streak. He is constantly going out to the pavilion and setting the table.
Changjin Lee’s performance was also impressive. He energized the offense by going 5-for-9 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored in three games. He recorded multiple hits in the first and second games, and hit a right-handed hit in the third game running away from second out and third base in the sixth inning. His batting average, which had fallen to the early 200 level, soared to 0.291.
In addition, Ko Jong-wook started as the second hitter in the 1st and 2nd games and made a big success with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 double, 1 RBI and 2 runs. He boasts a good sense of hitting by writing multi-hits 3 times in the last 4 games.안전놀이터
Even if they were not the best players in the game that day, the value of luxury supporting actors such as Ryu Ji-hyeok, Lee Chang-jin, and Ko Jong-wook shone brightly.