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“I became the winning pitcher with the help of the hitters.”

Kia won 11-8 in the first game of a three-game midweek series against NC in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League at NC Park in Changwon on Monday. The team overcame a two-out bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure its third straight win. The team remained in first place in the league with a record of 32 wins, one tie and 20 losses.

The KIA bats exploded early in the game. They took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning with an RBI double by Na Sung-beom and never looked back. In the top of the second, Han Jun-soo made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly. The team gave up one run in the bottom of the second inning, but immediately responded with six runs in the top of the third.

In the top of the third, Choi Hyung-woo doubled, Lee Woo-sung singled, and Socrates Brito hit a three-run home run (his 10th of the season) to make it 8-1. In the top of the fifth, Kim Sun-bin’s RBI single and Park Chan-ho’s RBI double made it 10-1.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Kia lost starter Yoon Young-cheol and gave up a three-run homer to Son Asub and a solo shot to Park Han-yeol to make it 10-5. Despite allowing the opposition to close the gap, leadoff hitter Na Sung-beom hit a solo shot (his fifth of the season) in the top of the sixth to become the 25th player in the KBO to reach 1,000 hits. The team went from 11-5 to 11-6 on Choi Jung-won’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and 11-8 on Oh Young-soo’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but the team never relinquished the lead. Reliever Jung Jung-young struck out leadoff man Seo Ho-chul on a swinging strikeout with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for the final out of the game.

At the plate, Na Sung-beom energized the offense with a leadoff single in the first inning and a home run in the sixth. Along with his home run, Socrates made a spectacular catch in the bottom of the third inning to end the game for the leadoff hitter, Park Gun-woo. Starting pitcher Yoon Young-cheol was shaky, allowing five runs on seven hits (three home runs) in five innings with three walks and four strikeouts, but he earned the win 먹튀검증 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Kia manager Lee Beom-ho said after the game, “Yoon Young-chul got the win today with the help of the hitters. We expect him to pitch better in his next start. Jung Jung-young also added a save to secure the win for the team.”

“We were able to win today’s game with a strong offensive performance, as all of our starters got hits. Our offense was led by Na Sung-beom, who hit a game-winning double with two outs in the first inning and a game-winning solo home run (in the top of the sixth). Congratulations to Na on reaching 1,000 career hits. In addition, Choi Hyung-woo, Lee Woo-sung, and Socrates combined for six RBIs in the center of the order, and everyone in the top and bottom of the batting order gave us a thumbs-up today.”

In conclusion, Lee said: “I’m happy with the win after a poor first midweek game in the last two weeks. I want to thank the players for their hard work and the fans for their support. We will do our best 카지노사이트 tomorrow (Sept. 29).”

After sweeping the three-game weekend series, Kia will look to take the series a day later with Lee Yi-ri (3-1, 4.35 ERA in 10⅓ innings in three games this year) on the mound. Lee has been on the disabled list since March 10 against the Gwangju LG Twins due to a sore left elbow, but has since rejoined the first team. He is expected to make his comeback.

On the other hand, NC, which has lost five straight games, will start Kyle Hart (5-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 10 games and 62⅓ innings pitched this year). They desperately need a win to not only snap the losing streak, but also to avoid clinching the best-of-seven series. Hart’s shoulders will be even heavier.


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