As expected, the presence of a superstar was extraordinary. When Lee Jung-hoo exploded, the Kiwoom Heroes batting line exploded.
Kiwoom won 9-2 in the first game of the weekend series against the KIA Tigers held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 14th.
Starter Yokishi pitched well with 2 runs in 7 innings. The batting line scored 6 points up to the 3rd inning, lightening Ace’s shoulders.
In particular, it is nice to see the revival of star Lee Jung-hoo. Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 batting crowns in the 2022 season and even won the MVP trophy, was wandering in an unusual position until the day before, with 108 pennies (6 hits in 32 at-bats).
In the match against the Doosan Bears the previous day, he improved his sense of hitting with 1 hit and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats. Lee Jung-hoo showed off his sharp bat with a clean hit at the end of the first inning. Then, at the end of the 2nd and 7th innings, he scored 2 RBIs in a timely manner, 3 hits and 4 RBIs, and led the team to a great victory.
From the first episode, Kiwoom delivered a confident blow against KIA starter Medina. After one run in the bottom of the first inning, Lee Hyeong-jong and Lee Jung-hoo hit consecutive hits, and Lim Byung-wook scored the first run with timely hits in the second out and 1st and 3rd bases.
In the second inning, Park Joo-hong, who went on base with a hit, was sent to second base by Kim Hui-jip with a bunt, and Kim Tae-jin brought him in with a double. In the following 2 out 2nd and 3rd base chances, Lee Jung-hoo hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner, making the home fans go wild.
Kiwoom was pursued 4-2, allowing KIA Kim Sun-bin to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner in the beginning of the 3rd inning, but that was it. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, KIA Medina balked in the situation of 2 out 2 and 3 base, where KIA Medina was greeted with 4 balls and hits, followed by Yong-gyu Lee’s timely hit. The score gap widened to 6-2.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Park Joo-hong hit a triple and recorded his third hit early, breaking his personal record for most hits in a single game (previously 2). Kim Tae-jin also hit a double and scored the 7th run. In the bottom of the 7th inning, KIA newcomer Kwak Do-gyu, as soon as he took the mound, allowed a walk, a hit, and a walk to get the bases loaded, and Lee Jung-hoo scored a two-run timely hit against KIA’s fourth pitcher Ji-min Choi to seal the game. 스포츠토토
Yokishi earned his first win of the season by fighting back with 2 runs in 7 innings as if to resolve the disappointment of only 5 innings in 2 games this season. Moon Seong-hyun in the 8th inning and Kim Seong-jin in the 9th inning blocked the KIA batting line well with no runs. The last batsman, Joo Hyo-sang, flew sharply to the left field, but Kiwoom left fielder Lee Yong-gyu caught up and finished the game.