The Kiwoom Heroes have won three straight games.
Kiwoom won 1-0 at home against the KIA Tigers at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 13. With the win, Kiwoom improved to 26 wins (1 tie, 34 losses) on the season. KIA lost its second straight game. They suffered their 29th loss of the season (25 wins).
Kim Jun-wan (left fielder), Kim Hye-sung (second baseman), Lee Jung-hoo (center fielder), Edison Russell (designated hitter), Lee Hyung-jong (right fielder), Song Sung-moon (third baseman), Lee Won-seok (first baseman), Kim Hwi-jin (shortstop), and Lee Ji-young (catcher) started for the home team. The starting pitcher was Ariel Hurtado.
KIA started Ryu Ji-hyuk (3B), Choi Won-joon (1B), Socrates Brito (CF), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Kim Sun-bin (2B), Ko Jong-wook (LF), Lee Woo-sung (R), Shin Beom-soo (catcher), and Park Chan-ho (shortstop). The starting pitcher was Yang Hyun-jong.
The starting pitchers completed their basic roles. Kiwoom Hurado pitched six scoreless innings, his ninth quality start of the season (six or more innings and three or fewer earned runs).
Yang Hyun-jong, who had struggled in the previous two games with nine runs in two innings and seven runs in four and a third innings, respectively, rebounded with five innings of one run (unearned). In addition, Choi Won-jun, who returned from military service with the Sangsang, had two hits, signaling a strong season.
The first run came from Kiwoom. In the bottom of the first inning, Kim Hye-sung led off with a single. Lee Jung-hoo followed with a grounder to shortstop, which led to a throwing error by shortstop Park Chan-ho. 1 With runners on first and second, Kiwoom scored on Russell’s single to take a 1-0 lead.
KIA was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. In the third inning, leadoff hitter Shin Beom-soo drew a walk, but Park Chan-ho followed with a single, and in the seventh inning, they drew three walks and had the bases loaded, but couldn’t get the final out.
Kiwoom also struggled to score after the first inning. In the second inning, Song Sung-moon drew a walk after being hit by a pitch, but was stranded at second base, and in the fourth inning, two hits and a walk failed to produce a run.
After Rado, Kim Sung-jin (⅔ innings), Yang Hyun (⅓ inning), Kim Jae-woong (1 inning), and Lim Chang-min (1 inning) pitched the remaining innings to preserve the win. 메이저놀이터
KIA sent Park Jun-pyo (1 inning), Jang Hyun-sik (⅔ innings), Lee Jun-young (⅔ innings), and Lim Ki-young (1 inning) to the mound after Yang Hyun-jong, but were ultimately unable to break through and suffered a scoreless loss.