‘There’s no batting order’ KIA scores double digits for 3rd straight day, extends winning streak to 7 in 753 days.

Even after passing the cleanup trio, home runs are popping up even in the lower batting order, so there is no batting order to ignore. The KIA Tigers once again concentrated their firepower and achieved their first 7 consecutive wins of the season. Following the Gwangju NC Dinos match (13-3 win) on August 31st and the Incheon SSG match (10-2 win) on September 1st, this is the third consecutive day of double-digit scores 메이저놀이터.

KIA won 12-4 over SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game held at Incheon SSG Landers Field located in Michuhol-gu, Incheon on the 2nd.

On this day, all 23,000 tickets were sold at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, and the crowd was full. This is the 6th game of the season, following the opening two-game series against KIA on April 1 and 2, the Hanwha Eagles game on May 13, the Lotte Giants game on June 17, and the LG Twins game on August 19.

The ones who laughed were the KIA away fans who filled the third base. KIA went on a 7-game winning streak, recording 55 wins, 2 draws, and 50 losses, widening its lead over 6th place Doosan Bears (54 wins, 1 draw, 54 losses), who had no game on the same day due to rain, to 2.5 games. KIA’s 7 consecutive wins have been 753 days since the Gwangju NC game on July 1, 2021, and the Gwangju Hanwha Eagles game on August 10. Meanwhile, SSG, ranked 3rd, suffered 3 consecutive losses and recorded 60 wins, 1 draw, and 50 losses.

The game was decided in the 7th inning with KIA leading 4-3. In the top of the 7th inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Ko Hyo-jun’s slider, hit by Socrates Brito’s bat, headed toward the right-center wall. With all the runners coming in on the big double, the game was immediately in KIA’s favor. Socrates made up for his poor defense the previous day (1st) by catching Choo Shin-soo’s batted ball that went behind his head in the bottom of the 7th inning.

KIA starter Young-Cheol Yoon earned his 8th win (5 losses) of the season with 7 hits (1 home run), no walks, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings. Im Ki-young, who came on as the second pitcher, also shined with a perfect pitch, blocking 19 pitches in 1⅔ innings. In the batting lineup, Socrates played well with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 3 RBI, 1 run, and 1 walk, Na Seong-beom went 2-for-4 with 1 home run, 2 RBI, 3 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and Han Jun-su went 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run) with 2 RBI. He swung a hard hit with 1 run, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. Choi Hyung-woo also contributed with multiple hits.

SSG’s starting pitcher Seung-won Moon lasted 5⅔ innings with 6 hits (1 home run), 3 walks (2 walks, 1 ball hit to the body), 2 strikeouts, and 4 runs, but did not receive support from the batting lineup. Choi Ji-hoon and Kim Seong-hyun each recorded multiple hits, but that was it.

KIA, with Young-cheol Yoon as the starter, Chan-ho Park (shortstop), Do-young Kim (third baseman), Seong-beom Na (right fielder), Hyeong-woo Choi (designated hitter), Socrates Brito (left fielder), Seon-bin Kim (second baseman), Dae-in Hwang (first baseman), and Jun-su Han. (Catcher) – Choi Won-jun (center fielder) formed the batting order. SSG, who faced off with Seung-won Moon, Shin-soo Choo (right fielder) – Ji-hoon Choi (center fielder) – Jeong Choi (third baseman) – Guillermo Heredia (designated hitter) – Jae-hoon Ha (left fielder) – Seong-han Park (shortstop) – Tae-gon Oh (first baseman) – Seong-hyun Kim (2nd baseman) Baseman) – Lee Heung-ryeon (catcher) formed the batting lineup.

KIA left-handed rookie Yoon Young-cheol will make his fourth appearance against SSG. He recorded 3 games, 1 win, 1 loss, and an ERA of 3.50. At Incheon SSG Landers Field, he took the mound on July 5 and became the winning pitcher, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings. He forms a battery with Han Jun-su, with whom he has worked well together. Before the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Yoon Young-cheol has been working well with Han Jun-su. We have to manage Kim Tae-gun’s condition and Han Jun-su also needs to increase his playing time, so we made that decision.” “I think I put in a lot of effort in the last game (against Hanwha on August 27th) because it was a game that attracted a lot of attention. If I don’t get greedy, I think I’ll pitch much better,” he said.

Seung-won Moon is playing his second game after returning to the starting lineup. In the game against the Doosan Bears on the 27th of last month, he performed poorly, allowing 4 runs in 3 innings, and we hope to play more innings than that this time. This season’s record against KIA is 3 games with no wins or losses, 1 hold, 1 save, and an ERA of 0, with no runs conceded yet. SSG manager Kim Won-hyung said, “The bullpen was depleted this week. So, it would be good if Seung-won Moon throws as many innings as possible. Six innings would be good, but I think he did his part even if he only threw five innings.” He added, “The batting line has recently been in the middle of the pack.” “Even though the pitchers came out, we didn’t hit well. To put it more calmly, the hitters need to work hard now. I’ll pray that we hit well today,” he hoped.

KIA’s batting line pounded the SSG mound from the beginning. With one out in the top of the first inning, Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom both walked and walked. After a full-count game, Choi Hyung-woo scored the first run with a timely double with an RBI down the right-field line. KIA, who added one run with Socrates’ sacrifice fly to right field and an RBI, ran away with a 2-0 score. In the second inning, even the lower-order batting lineup exploded. Leadoff hitter Hwang Dae-in got on base with a ball that fit his body, and Han Jun-su hit Seung-won Moon’s 142 km/h fastball for a superior two-run arch. The second gun of the season with a distance of 115m. Junsu Han, who hit his first home run in his debut against Incheon SSG on July 5, also hit his second home run in Incheon.

SSG also launched a counterattack. In the bottom of the third inning, Seong-Hyun Kim reached base with a single, and Heung-Ryun Lee lifted up Young-Cheol Yoon’s fastball at a speed of 137 km/h and hit a two-run shot to left with a distance of 105 meters. The first home run of the season and the first home run in 685 days since the Sajik Lotte game on October 17, 2021. Choi Ji-hoon succeeded in stealing second base after a heavy hit, but was unable to score an additional point as Heredia retired with a ground ball. But once again, Seonghyun Kim did something. In the 4th inning, Yoon Young-cheol made 2 outs thanks to good performances from Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young. However, Oh Tae-gon got on base with a single and stole second base, and Kim Seong-hyun hit a timely hit with an RBI single to left. SSG trailing 3-4.

Young-Cheol Yoon, who finished the 5th inning without allowing a run, met the requirements for a winning pitcher by allowing 7 hits (1 home run), no walks, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings. The total number of pitches was 71 (31 sliders, 20 fastballs, 13 change-ups, 7 curves), and the maximum speed was 140 km/h. Despite his early pitching, he was unable to overcome SSG’s lower batting lineup and failed to pitch 6 innings in 4 consecutive games.

Seung-won Moon was able to finish the game without allowing any additional runs thanks to shortstop Park Seong-han’s fantastic defense. Seung-won Moon was replaced by Hyo-jun Ko after receiving consecutive hits from Socrates and Sun-bin Kim with one out in the 6th inning and returning Dae-in Hwang on a fly ball to right field. SSG faced a crisis with bases loaded with two outs as Han Jun-su got on base with a walk. At this time, Choi Won-jun’s batted ball hit Ko Hyo-jun’s glove and deflected. Park Seong-han instinctively caught a batted ball heading in the opposite direction of his direction and tossed it to second base, catching the runner on first base.

Meanwhile, Seung-won Moon recorded 6 hits (1 home run), 3 walks (2 walks, 1 ball hit to the body), 2 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings. The total number of pitches was 103 (51 fastballs, 28 sliders, 12 curves, 11 forks, and 1 change-up), and the maximum speed was 150 km/h.

However, SSG was unable to stop the KIA strike line until the end. In the 7th inning, with 1 out and runners on first base, Na Seong-beom reached base with a single to left, and Socrates scored with a 2-run, timely double that hit the right-center wall directly. SSG belatedly replaced the mound with Lee Geon-wook, but gave up a walk to Kim Sun-bin and a timely hit to right-handed pitcher Ko Jong-wook, widening the score to 3-7.

In the 8th inning, Na Seong-beom broke SSG’s will to chase with a home run in two consecutive games. With Kim Do-young on base with two outs and a straight walk on first base, Na Seong-beom hit Jeong Seong-gon’s 145 km/h fastball and hit a two-run gun in the middle of the month. The 14th gun of the season with a distance of 130m.

KIA even hit a pinch-hit home run in the 9th inning, showing off its powerful firepower. With Socrates walking and Kim Sun-bin on first and second base with no outs on a single to left, Oh Sun-woo hit Kim Joo-han’s 7th pitch fastball for a three-run arc to left. It is the first home run of the season and the first home run in 1098 days since the KT Wiz match on August 30, 2020.

SSG made up for one run in the bottom of the 8th inning with consecutive hits by Heredia and Ha Jae-hoon, but was unable to turn the game around.