Coach Kim Jong-guk’s ‘comeback loss → 3rd consecutive loss’… “The most disappointing scene? Allowing a walk in the top of the 9th inning.”

KIA Tigers failed to break their losing streak in the first game of a three-game series over the weekend. Not only the result but also the process was disappointing.메이저사이트

KIA lost 6-8 in the 13th game of the season against the Doosan Bears of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 15th. KIA, mired in three consecutive losses, has 60 wins, 2 draws, and 55 losses (0.522), and its ranking has also fallen from 4th to 5th. As the gap with 6th place Doosan completely disappeared, a red light came on for 5th place Mercury.

Starting pitcher Yoon Young-cheol performed poorly with 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 3⅔ innings, but the batters piled up points with Lee Woo-sung’s grand slam in the bottom of the 4th inning and Kim Sun-bin’s 1 RBI double in the bottom of the 5th. Lim Lim Ki-young, who came on as a relief pitcher in the top of the 6th inning, did his job by allowing 2 scoreless innings. The weight of victory seemed to be tilting towards KIA.

However, KIA, who hit a tying solo shot by Park Joon-young in the top of the 8th inning, lost the lead in the top of the 9th inning due to consecutive walkouts by Kim In-tae and Park Jun-young, and eventually had to accept their third straight loss without scoring any more points. Closing pitcher Jeong Hae-young, who took the mound before the top of the 9th inning, took the loss with 1 hit, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, and 2 runs in ⅓ innings.

Before the 14th game of the season against Doosan was canceled due to rain on the 16th, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It is unfortunate that we gave up a lot of walks in the 9th inning.” “Other than that, there were some things the opponent did well, and there were some things we did well,” he said, replaying the previous day’s game.

He continued, “I should have hit (the batter), but it seemed like I was just trying to make it difficult. I think I was trying not to get hit, but there is a bit of regret. I wanted to be able to compete head-on and overpower the opponent, and to be able to induce all-hitting and strike out. “We have to do it,” he said. “The batters did well in situations where they had to score, but the end was a bit disappointing. I think we need to forget about it quickly and prepare well so that we can win.”

There were dizzying scenes at the beginning of the game. After third baseman Heo Gyeong-min’s throwing error in the bottom of the second inning with one out and runner on third base, batter Lee Woo-seong ran to second base and collided with the first base umpire, who did not see it. He fell to the ground and was unable to get up for a while. Since it was in play, he was tagged out and left, but regardless of whether it was out or safe, he left and almost suffered a serious injury. In his last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning, he was hit in the leg by Kim Myung-shin’s 5th pitch fastball and was replaced by pinch runner Oh Seon-woo to protect the player.

Lee Woo-sung avoided a major injury, but the head coach explained that he needs rest for a while. Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “(Regarding the collision situation), the referee didn’t do it on purpose, but we collided while trying to avoid it. It’s a bit disappointing, but what can we do?” He added, “I don’t think it will be easy for Lee Woo-sung to play for about 2-3 days.”

If the game had been played on this day, KIA would have had Kim Do-young (shortstop), Choi Won-jun (right fielder), Na Seong-beom (designated hitter), Choi Hyeong-woo (left fielder), Socrates Brito (center fielder), Kim Seon-bin (second baseman), Hwang Dae-in (first baseman), Byun Woo-hyuk ( The lineup was drawn in the following order: 3rd baseman) – Han Jun-su (catcher). The starting pitcher was Brass.

The game canceled on the 16th was rescheduled for the reserve day, the 18th, and KIA will have to play 8 consecutive games. Thomas Panoni and Hwang Dong-ha are scheduled to be selected as starters on the 17th and 18th, respectively.

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