The 160-win pitcher was sluggish. However, the 6 bullpen players who came behind them worked together to score 6 scoreless innings, paving the way for a come-from-behind victory. KIA’s complete bullpen, which has returned from the injured, is blocking the back door with 11 consecutive scoreless innings in 3 games.
In the match against LG held at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th, KIA struggled to win 4-3 after 11 overtime matches and continued its 3-game winning streak.
The starting matchup on this day was Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) vs. Lim Chan-gyu (LG). However, KIA failed to take the flow. In the first inning, he scored 2 points against Lim Chan-gyu. However, at the end of the second inning, Yang Hyeon-jong was in danger of being loaded with the bases safely, and after grabbing 2 outs, the slider against Hae-min Park was misplaced high in the middle, allowing 2 RBIs to tie the game at the right time.
In addition, Yang Hyeon-jong allowed a 2-3 reversal after being hit by Hong Chang-ki in the 5th inning with 1 company and 3 base. Before the game, coach Kim Jong-guk praised “Yang Hyeon-jong has good crisis management skills,” but the number of pitches increased and 5 innings (99 pitches) 3 runs were sluggish than usual.
From the 6th inning when the score was 2-3, the KIA bullpen was activated. In the sixth inning, left-hander Kim Ki-hoon came up and took charge of one inning. In the 7th inning, left-hander Kim Dae-yu took the mound against his team. He got two outs, hit Moon Seong-joo, and sent Ji-hwan Oh to the sand dune. Then left-hander Choi Ji-min came up from 2nd out and 1st and 2nd base and struck out Austin to overcome the crisis.
As the mound endured without any additional runs, Lee Woo-sung came out as a pinch hitter in the top of the 8th inning and tied the score 3-3 with a solo home run.
End of the 8th Inning Now, it is the turn of the winning teams. Jeon Sang-hyun came up. Leading batter Kim Hyun-soo was sent out for a walk, and after one out, runner Shin Min-jae was allowed to steal second base. In the second out and second base, left-hander Seo Geon-chang was replaced by left-hander Lee Jun-young at bat.
Lee Joon-young prevented the risk of conceding a point with Seo Geon-chang in the outfield. Lee Jun-young climbed the mound in the ninth inning and blocked it with no runs.
In the 10th inning, Jung Hae-young took the mound. After one out, Shin Min-jae got a hit, and Shin Min-jae’s second base was allowed to steal from the second out and first base. However, Park Dong-won was treated as a floating ball in left field and overcame the end crisis.
In the top of the 11th inning, KIA took a 4-3 lead with Lee Chang-jin’s sacrifice fly with one out and bases loaded. In the bottom of the 11th, Jung Hae-young came up and took charge of multi-innings. Leading batter Seo Geon-chang allowed a heavy hit, but the first baseman foul fly out, second baseman straight hit out, and first base runner double out to protect the victory 스포츠토토.
Regarding the two consecutive victories on the 26th and 27th before the match, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “In the first game, Medina threw 8 innings, and yesterday’s game was considered a 1-run game, so we quickly put the bullpen in. They blocked it neatly. In the 6th and 7th episodes, Jang Hyun-shik and Jeon Sang-hyun blocked it well,” he praised.
Even in the game against LG on the 28th, the KIA complete bullpen boasted solidity. Manager Kim Jong-guk said after the game, “All of the bullpens played their role very well today as well as yesterday. Jung Hae-young especially blocked the last two innings really well.”