“The main players (bullpen) finished the game neatly. The hitters also showed their concentration well.”
KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk talked about the NC Dinos game the day before (27th) ahead of the away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 28th.
KIA won 5-0 먹튀검증in the home NC game held at KIA-Champions Field in Gwangju on the 27th thanks to the pitching staff’s relay good fighting and the concentration of the batting line that made the big innings.
Looking at the result alone, you might think it was an easy win by 5 points, but in fact, it was never an easy game. At that time, the KIA batting line was suppressed by the pitch of the opposing starting pitcher, Chang-mo Koo, and could not get a single runner on base, let alone hit, until the end of the 6th inning. It was comforting that the pitching staff faced off 0-0 with good pitching.
But then the reverse happened. After one out in the bottom of the 7th inning, Kim Sun-bin’s misplaced ball led to a lucky hit. Then, Choi Hyung-woo and Hwang Dae-in each scored 1 RBI, right-handed hit, and sacrifice fly to center field in 1 out 1 and 2 base, which was created by Socrates Brito’s walk.
The KIA lineup showed concentration even in the following situation. In the 2nd 1st and 2nd base continued with Byun Woo-hyeok’s right-handed hit, Lee Woo-sung 1 RBI, timely hit exploded and Koo Chang-mo was crushed, and follow-up batter Han Seung-taek also hit a 2 RBI, left-handed hit.
In addition to starting pitcher Yoon Yeong-cheol (5 innings scoreless), Jang Hyun-sik (1 inning scoreless) – Jeon Sang-hyun (1 inning scoreless) – Lee Jun-yeong (1 inning scoreless score) – Jeong Hae-yeong (1 inning scoreless score), etc. could face
Regarding the situation of the big inning at the end of the 7th inning, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Yesterday (old) Changmo’s ball was so good that it was not easy to score. When the chance came in the 7th inning, the hitters showed their concentration and made a big inning,” he said. “I was not satisfied with one point and kept giving points. (Choi) Hyung-woo’s hits were important, but (Hwang’s) Dae-in’s sacrifice hits were also important. (Lee) Woo-sung and (Han) Seung-taek also played an active role and seemed to have scored enough to score,” he said with a bright smile.
Yoon Young-cheol, who is having his professional debut season, also showed impressive pitching. Earlier on the 15th away game against Kiwoom Heroes (3.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks, 2 strikeouts, 5 runs) and the home game against Samsung Lions on the 21st (4.1 innings, 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs), I couldn’t digest long innings, but the day before He played his part with 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 5 innings.
Manager Kim said of Yoon Young-chul, “He was well set in the course and direction he was trying to pitch, and he threw well as he wanted and according to the catcher’s sign. Of course, it was the first NC batters, so there must have been some unfamiliarity, but overall, he threw well according to the plan he prepared,” he raised his thumb.
At the same time, coach Kim said about the good fight of the bullpen, “(Jang) Hyun-sik had a crisis, but he seems to have managed well. (Former) Sang-hyeon and (Lee) Jun-young gave good pitches as expected. It seems that the main players finished the game neatly.”