The KIA Tigers’ chances of advancing to the semifinals are becoming increasingly slim. This is why the gap widened to 3 games as 5th place SSG Landers rebounded with 4 consecutive wins. There are now only 10 games left in KIA. KIA manager Kim Jong-guk boosted the game by allowing ‘big pitcher’ Yang Hyeon-jong to pitch after a 4-day rest. Yang Hyeon-jong also reopened the possibility of challenging for 10 wins for the 9th consecutive year.
KIA had a double header match with Suwon KT WIZ on October 4, with 1 win and 1 loss each. KIA maintained 6th place in the league with 66 wins, 1 draw, and 66 losses this season.
On this day, KIA aimed for a sweep victory by putting Thomas Panoy and Mario Sanchez on the starting mound in the first and second games of the double header, respectively.토토사이트
The first game had good results as expected from the KIA bench. KIA starting pitcher Panoni recorded 100 pitches, 4 hits, 2 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 1 run in 6 innings, and the team’s batting line pounded the KT mound with 13 hits, 8 walks, and 10 runs.
Chan-ho Park (2 hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs), Do-young Kim (2 hits, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Socrates (3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Woo-sung Lee (2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run), Jong-wook Ko (2 hits, 2 RBI, 1 run) ), etc., there were five batters who had multi-hit games.
KIA, who took the win with a 5-run big inning in the top of the 6th inning, won the first game of the doubleheader with a clean score of 10 to 2.
KIA, who continued the momentum of winning the first game and entered the second game, showed a difficult early game by stopping the opponent’s replacement starting pitcher, Lee Seon-woo.
KIA began to fall to 0-3 when starting pitcher Sanchez gave up runs in succession in the bottom of the first and third innings.
The team’s batting line counterattacked late in the top of the fourth inning. In the top of the 4th inning, KIA chased up to 2-3 thanks to Kim Seok-hwan’s ground ball RBI at the opportunity to reach 1st and 3rd base with consecutive hits after leadoff hitter Socrates’ solo home run. However, KIA missed the opportunity to tie the game due to a painful double play by Han Jun-su.
KIA accepted a disappointing result after losing 2-3 without scoring any additional points.
KIA announced Yang Hyun-jong as the starting pitcher for the Suwon KT match on the 5th. Yang Hyun-jong took the starting mound in the Munhak SSG Landers game on September 30 and recorded 8 hits (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 6.1 innings. It was a necessary victory to challenge for 10 wins for the 9th consecutive year, but Yang Hyun-jong left a regret in failing to achieve 8 wins in the season despite a quality start.
Coach Kim Jong-guk, who met with reporters ahead of the Suwon KT game on the 3rd, said regarding the game on the 5th that requires a substitute selection, “Although the substitute starter should be selected for the game on the 5th, we are considering the situation while keeping the situation open.” In the end, Coach Kim’s concern was Yang Hyun-jong’s appearance after a four-day rest. As Yang Hyun-jong decides to pitch after a four-day break, he could pitch three more times for the remainder of the season.
After appearing on the mound on the 5th, Yang Hyun-jong will rest for 4 days and can take the mound as a starter against the Gwangju SSG Landers on the 10th. And considering the remaining game schedule, there is a possibility that he will be on the starting mound for the final game of the regular season (expected to be October 16) after a 4- or 5-day break. He has the potential to challenge for 10 wins for the 9th consecutive year. Attention is being paid to whether Hyeonjong Yang’s 10th win for 9 consecutive years will be dramatically achieved as one man’s winning strategy works.