The KIA Tigers pulled off an unbelievable come-from-behind victory to beat the Samsung Lions 11-8.
The Tigers pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Samsung Lions on Sunday at Pohang Baseball Stadium in Pohang, Gyeongbuk, thanks to a two-run double by leadoff hitter Choi Won-jun. With the win, KIA extended its winning streak to four games.
“Our starting pitcher fell apart early, but Kim Yoo-shin and the rest of the pitchers did their part by minimizing the runs,” said KIA head coach Kim Jong-kook after the game.
After KIA starter Mario Sanchez struggled with seven runs in four innings, Kim Yoo-shin pitched 2.1 scoreless innings to set the stage for the comeback. Lim Ki-young (0.1 innings), Choi Ji-min (0.1 innings), Jeon Sang-hyun (0.2 innings), and Lee Jun-young (0.1 innings) followed with scoreless relief.
KIA’s closer Jung Hae-young came on in the bottom of the ninth and gave up one run on a grounder by Kang Min-ho with runners on second and third, but retired the rest of the batters to preserve the win.
He also praised the bats, which pounded out 16 hits to keep the game close. “Even when we were losing, the batters steadfastly closed the gap one run at a time, and in the eighth inning, we were able to come up with a big inning based on our focus and turn the game around,” said Kim. The table-setters, especially Choi Won-jun, were outstanding.”
KIA was led by leadoff hitter Choi Won-jun, who went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, Kim Do-young, who went 5-for-2 with one RBI, Na Sung-beom, who went 5-for-4 with 카지노 three RBIs, Choi Hyung-woo, who went 5-for-5 with one RBI, Lee Woo-sung, who went 4-for-2 with one RBI, and Ko Jong-wook, who went 1-for-1 with one RBI.
In closing, Coach Kim said, “I would like to thank the fans who traveled all the way to Pohang to support us in the hot weather. Thanks to their support, the players did not give up until the end and were able to turn the game around. We will continue to focus on our remaining two matches and win them.”