KIA Choi Hyung-woo’s pinch-hit grand slam, Hanwha Noh Si-hwan’s three RBIs, and a doubleheader sweep…SSG falls to 5th place

KIA advanced to fourth place by decorating both the first and second games of the doubleheader against the LG Twins with thrilling reversals.

KIA, which lost two consecutive games after nine consecutive wins, began its winning streak again with wins in the first and second rounds of the doubleheader.

Hanwha won both the first and second games of the doubleheader in the visiting game at Gocheok and enjoyed five consecutive wins.

KIA came from behind to win the lead LG 12-7 in the second game of the doubleheader of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th.

With no outs and bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 2, trailing 3-5, pinch hitter Ko Jong-wook hit a timely RBI. Ko Jong-wook made a timely hit in both the first and second rounds of the doubleheader to ensure his role as a “joker.”

When the bases were loaded with no outs again, KIA manager Kim Jong-kook put out his saved “Choi Hyung-woo card.” 스포츠토토킹

Choi Hyung-woo hit LG rookie sidearm Park Myung-geun’s fastball of 146 kilometers per hour and hit a come-from-behind grand slam over the right wall.

Choi Hyung-woo’s eighth grand slam in his career came at an important moment. Choi Hyung-woo is the first pinch hitter to hit a grand slam.

In the first round of the doubleheader, KIA turned the game around at the end of the game.

Ko Jong-wook, who was a pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and runners on first and second bases, hit Yoo Young-chan’s forkball and tied the score 6-6 with a timely hit to the right.

Kim Tae-gun turned to a fly ball to left field, but Park Chan-ho hit a curve by LG closer Ko Woo-suk, who took the mound with two outs and runners on first and second bases, to hit a timely hit to the center of the reversal.

Hanwha won five consecutive games with all double headers in the Gocheok visit.

In Game 1, Hanwha had 14 hits and defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 11-2.

Hanwha starter Kim Ki-joong pitched well with seven hits, no outs, two strikeouts and two runs in five innings, winning the first game in about two years since the match against KT Wiz on August 31, 2021.

In the attack, Noh Si-hwan took the lead with three hits and two RBIs in six at-bats. In Game 2, he played with two hits and one RBI in four at-bats.

In the second game, Kiwoom fielders delayed Noh Si-hwan’s fly ball in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and a runner on first base and made it a “double.” Kiwoom center fielder Ronnie Dawson mistook the dropout point. In the meantime, first baseman Oh Sun-jin stepped home. It was the winner of the second round.

Kiwoom, at the bottom, fell into a six-game losing streak.

The NC Dinos and Lotte Giants, who faced off at Changwon NC Park, shared one win each.

NC came from behind to win 6-5 against Lotte in the second game with 17,861 full spectators.

Changwon NC Park, which opened in 2019, is the third time in history after the opening game against the Samsung Lions on March 23, 2019, and the Lotte match on April 13 of that year.

At the bottom of the sixth inning with 3-4, NC took a chance to first and third base with no outs with Oh Young-soo’s right-center double and Kim Joo-won’s right-handed hit.

pinch hitter Park Kun-woo struck out, but tied the score 4-4 with pinch hitter Choi Jung-won’s grounder in front of the second baseman with one out and runners on first and third base. Lotte’s second baseman Nico Goodrum threw home, but Oh Young-soo reached home first.

With one out and full base that led to Son Ah-seop’s walk, Seo Ho-chul hit a timely two-run hit in front of the right fielder.

Lotte chased 5-6 with Jeon Joon-woo’s right fielder sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning with no outs and a full base, but the atmosphere cooled down when Ahn Kwon-soo, who was heading from second base to third base, was tagged out.

In the first game with 10,933 people entering, Lotte won 5-2 with Jung Hoon’s come-from-behind two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning.

NC Son Ah-seop hit a left-handed hit in the bottom of the third inning of Game 1 and continued his 150-hit streak for the first time in the KBO League for eight consecutive years.

Son Ah-seop has had more than 150 hits for eight consecutive seasons since 2016 when he was a member of Lotte.

It is a new KBO league record that surpassed the “seven consecutive seasons of 150 hits” achieved by KBSN Sports commentator Park Yong-taek between 2012 and 2018.

Son Ah-seop also filled 200 hits this season, becoming the second player in KBO league history to achieve 200 hits for 11 consecutive seasons after Lee Dae-ho.

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