KT Wiz won the final two-run shot of 39-year-old oldest infielder Park Kyung-soo, taking the winning series in the weekend’s three consecutive games against the KIA Tigers, solidifying its second place.
KT won the away game against KIA at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 24th by 3-2 with Park Kyung-soo’s finishing two-run shot at first base with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. KT, which won two consecutive games after one loss in three consecutive games this weekend, solidified its second-place position with 73 wins, three draws and 56 losses. KT, which was worried about three consecutive games against KIA, which was not good with two wins and seven losses in its opponent this season, won two games and lost one game by putting in a total of Benjamin, Cuevas and Ko Young-pyo’s aces.
KIA, on the other hand, ended its seven-game losing streak on the first day of the three consecutive games, but lost its second straight game again. He won 2-1 on the 22nd, but suffered from a severe lack of scoring, with one point on the 23rd and only two points on the day. In addition, Choi Hyung-woo, the fourth batter in the seventh inning, tripped over Park Byung-ho and suffered a shoulder injury, putting him on the verge of losing another center hitter following Na Sung-beom.
Before the game, KIA manager Kim Jong-kook praised Yoon Young-chul, who started the previous day. Yoon had five hits (one homer) and two walks, two strikeouts and two runs in five innings. He became a losing pitcher by losing 1-4 with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning by opposing starter Cuevas, but his stable pitching until the fifth inning was a positive part as a fifth starter.
Coach Kim said, “I allowed two runs in five innings, but Young-chul has a high number of runs in the beginning. He went stable after the first inning, but he also hit a home run yesterday due to a real pitch, he said. “After that, he threw it so well until the fifth inning.” The evaluation of this season is also better than expected. Coach Kim said, “Young-cheol is the fifth starter. It’s great just to go over 100 innings without any major injuries. He said, “I’ve been so good at adapting so far,” adding, “I hope you do well in the remaining two appearances as you have done so far.”
KIA formed a starting lineup with Lee Chang-jin (right wing), Kim Do-young (third baseman), Ko Jong-wook (left wing), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates (center fielder), Kim Sun-bin (second baseman), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Hwang Dae-in (first baseman), and Kim Kyu-sung (shortstop). The most notable batting order is No. 3 Ko Jong-wook. He has shown good batting performance with a batting average of 312 (62 hits in 199 times at bat) and two home runs and 27 RBIs this season. By type, it is good for right-handed pitchers at .329 and excellent for underhand pitchers at .320. He is very vulnerable only to left-handed pitchers with 77 percent. He also has a good batting average of .38 percent (eight hits from 26 times at bat) with Ko Young-pyo. No hits in one at-bats this season.
It is the first time in 131 days that Ko Jong-wook has played as the third batter since the game against Samsung in Daegu (No. 3 – left fielder) on May 16. Ko Jong-wook, who played in 42 games as a starter this season, mainly served as a table setter in No. 2 or as a support for the centerline in No. 6 and 7. This time, Choi Hyung-woo, No. 4, Socrates Brito, and left-handed clean-up trio are key cards to target sidearm starter Ko Young-pyo. 바카라
KT manager Lee Kang-chul expressed regret over William Cuevas’ failure to no-hit and no-hitter, who gave up only two walks and one hit by a pitch until the ninth inning the previous day. Cuevas’ next appearance is scheduled for the match against Suwon KIA on Oct. 3 because KT has no game during the Chuseok holiday, so coach Lee intended to have Cuevas throw up to 120 times. Since he threw 103 pitches until the eighth inning, Cuevas had enough pitches in the ninth inning. However, as the 2nd pitch to Kim Do-young was driven to the center, a big triple came out, failing to achieve the milestone.
KT made up a lineup of KIA starter Yang Hyun-jong with Cho Yong-ho (right fielder), Hwang Jae-kyun (third baseman), Alford (left fielder), Park Byung-ho (first baseman), Bae Jung-dae (center fielder), Jang Sung-woo (catcher), Kim Sang-soo (shortstop), Moon Sang-chul (designated hitter) and Park Kyung-soo (second baseman).