‘It’s as hot as the top 3 competition!’ Kiwoom, kt, and Hanwha fight to get out of last place without riding ‘hot’

Professional baseball is changing from the early scorecard of ‘3 out of 3, 4 weak’ to ‘3 out of 3, 4 weak’. 

As of the 6th, the middle rankings of professional baseball are SSG Landers (33 wins, 1 draw, 18 losses, win rate 0.647), 2nd place LG Twins (33 wins, 1 draw, 20 losses, 0.623), and Lotte Giants (29 wins, 20 losses), 3rd place on the 6th. , 0.592) is making a strong three-game difference by three games. 

4th NC Dinos (26-24, 0.520), 5th Doosan Bears (25-1 draw, 24 losses, 0.510), 6th KIA Tigers (23-25, 0.479), 7th Samsung Lions (23-28) Lose, 0.451), they form a thick middle rank with a difference of 3.5 games. 7th place Samsung, which was in the lower ranks, caught up with 6th place KIA by 1.5 games.

The competition to get out of last place is even fiercer. Kiwoom Heroes (22-33, 0.400) in 8th place, kt wiz (19-2 draws, 30 losses, 0.388) in 9th place, and Hanwha Eagles (19-3 draws 30 losses) in 9th place are 3 games behind Samsung in 7th place and have no rides. They are competing for the bottom line. 

In professional baseball held on the 6th, LG defeated Kiwoom and escaped from a 3-game losing streak. 

LG won Kiwoom 15 hits in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul and won 9-1.

LG captain Oh Ji-hwan, who had been sluggish in the last 10 games, scored multiple hits (two or more hits in one game) in 16 games since the match against kt wiz on the 18th of last month.

Foreign hitter Austin Dean produced two singles, doubles and triples evenly, hitting 4 hits in 5 at-bats, and hitting home 3 times on base four times.

After hitting a triple in the second inning, 0-0, Austin scored when Park Dong-won grounded in the infield to score the final score.

In the 4th inning, Austin and Park Dong-won’s consecutive hits and Moon Bo-gyeong’s sacrifice bunt combined one out, second and third base with Oh Ji-hwan’s timely hit and Kim Beom-seok’s sacrifice fly to add 3 points, predicting a big victory. LG rookie catcher Kim Bum-seok scored his first career RBI.

Oh Ji-hwan hit a left-handed hit with 2 RBIs in the 5th inning, leading 4-0, and Moon Bo-kyung hit a 2-RBI hit to the left in the 7th inning, 1 out 2nd, 3rd base, with a 6-1 lead.

Moon Bo-gyeong also made a splash with 3 hits and 3 RBIs.

LG starter Casey Kelly won 6 wins (3 losses) of the season with 5 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings.

■ SSG, Noh Kyung-eun, Koh Hyo-jun, and Seo Jin-yong dominate the KIA with a powerful bullpen

In Gwangju, SSG defeated the KIA 2-1 with a powerful bullpen at the fore.

SSG took a chance to score in the first inning with Park Seong-han’s heavy hit and Choi Jeong-ui’s left-handed double.

Ha Jae-hoon sent two runners home with a go-ahead hit in front of the center fielder on the bases loaded following Guillermo Heredia’s walk.

The KIA chased after Park Chan-ho’s solo home run in the 4th inning, but Roenis Elias, who endured 7 innings with 1 run, was followed by Roh Kyung-eun, Koh Hyo-jun (8 innings) and Seo Jin-yong (9 innings) without a run, and won by 1 point.

Seo Jin-yong managed to overcome the hurdle of finishing with two outs and bases loaded in the ninth inning and left one save to achieve 20 saves for the season.

KIA newcomer Yoon Young-chul set new records for the most innings (7 innings) and the most pitches (99) in a season, and even after giving up 2 runs, he was not supported by the other line and suffered 2 losses (3 wins).

■ Doosan Kim Jae-hwan two-runner, Kim Dae-dae solo catcher Jang Won-joon won 2 wins

At Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, the Doosan Bears beat the Hanwha Eagles 4-1.

On the 23rd of last month, Doosan veteran left-hander starter Jang Won-joon, who won a thrilling victory over the Samsung Lions in 5 years, earned his second win of the season by pitching 5 hits and 1 run in 5⅓ innings.

It took him five years to reach the 130 career win milestone, but 131 wins was reached in 14 days.

Doosan took the lead at the end of the second inning with Kim Jae-hwan’s cool superiority two run four. Kim Jae-hwan started the cannon in 20 days since the match against Kiwoom Heroes on May 17th.

In the 3rd inning, 2-1, Doosan Kim Dae-han hit a home run with a left-handed solo arch.

Doosan added points at the end of the 4th inning with Heo Kyung-min’s sacrifice fly at 1 out 1 and 3 base, which led to two walks and a hit.

Just like Doosan, Hanwha, who was dragged after hitting 10 hits, got the last chance with a hit and two walks after two outs in the top of the ninth, but Kim In-hwan was caught with a grounder by second baseman and fell to his knees. Hanwha left 12 bases.

■ Samsung Oh Seung-hwan 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan… 6th Place KIA Pursued by 1.5 Games

Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions) set a milestone with 500 saves in Korea, the U.S. and Japan professional baseball.

Seung-hwan Oh took the mound in the top of the 9th inning with a 9-6 lead in a home game against the NC Dinos at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 6th, and earned his 8th save this season by blocking 1 inning with 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no runs.

As a result, Oh Seung-hwan, who made his professional debut in 2005, collected 378 saves in the KBO league, 42 saves in the American professional baseball major league and 80 saves in the Japanese professional baseball league, totaling 500 saves.

Seung-Hwan Oh, who pushed Son Seung-Rak (271 saves), who was second in the KBO league in saves by more than 100, built an immortal save tower that is hard to break for the time being.

Samsung won 9-6 and chased the 6th place KIA Tigers by 1.5 games.

Samsung hit NC starter Taylor Widener in the first inning and scored 4 points to win.

Three consecutive hits came from 1st base, 1st base, and Oh Jae-il exploded a sweeping double that fell to the right of the right fielder at the 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, and ran away to 4-0 at once.

When NC caught up with 3 points by taking advantage of Samsung starter Baek Jeong-hyeon’s difficult pitching in the 3rd inning, Samsung actually split the win or loss with a large number of points in the 5th inning, leading 5-3.

Lee Jae-hyeon and Kim Ho-jae hit consecutive timely hits in the 2nd run with bases loaded, and Samsung widened the gap to 9-3.

In the ninth inning, Oh Seung-hwan allowed lead hitter Son Ah-seop to score a heavy hit, but blocked follow-up batter Seo Ho-cheol with a straight hit to second base, and struck out Cheon Jae-hwan on a swing.

After inducing Jason Martin to ground to first base, he ran directly to the base to finish the game.

■ WBC representative face-to-face… Young-Pyo Koh, Sae-Woong

Park of Lotte by Decision Victory In Busan, kt wiz defeated the Lotte Giants 4-1 and won three consecutive victories.

In the match between the pitchers of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, Koh Young-pyo (kt) defeated Park Se-woong (Lotte) by decision.

Ko Young-pyo ran 6 consecutive victories at Sajik Stadium by enduring 7 innings with 87 balls and only 1 run. Park Se-woong also had a good fight with 7 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, but became a losing pitcher due to the silence of the batting line.

In the 2nd inning, kt scored 2 points by tying Lee Ho-yeon’s timely hit and Bae Jeong-dae’s sacrifice fly in the second inning. In the 7th inning, he added 1 point each with a push walk, and in the 9th inning, Kim Min-hyuk’s timely hit to the left.먹튀검증

In the 6th inning, trailing 0-2, Lotte only caught up with one point with Go Young-pyo’s wild throwing at 1 company 2nd and 3rd base, which was tied with a hit, a walk, and a sending bunt.

Kiwoom in 8th place and kt and Hanwha in 9th place were lined up without a ride, predicting a fierce fight to get out of last place.

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