The KIA Tigers won nine consecutive games. It showed all the beauty of baseball.
KIA won 7-1 in an away game against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 6th. Starting pitcher Thomas Panoni pitched brilliantly without losing a point in six innings, and the batters exploded regardless of the top and bottom. On top of that, he showed off his mobility and good defense show.
KIA has won nine consecutive games since the KT Wiz match on August 24. He won nine consecutive games in 3730 days from the Nexen Heroes match on June 8, 2013 to the Hanwha Eagles match in Daejeon on the 20th. 스포츠토토
KIA’s firepower was like an active volcano during its eight-game winning streak until last week. In eight games, he batted 0.337 for the team and 0.459 for the scoring position.
The match against Doosan was also hot on the 6th, when it won nine consecutive games. At the top of the third inning, Park Chan-ho, the leadoff hitter, hit a left-handed double to dampen Doosan starter Kwak Bin’s spirits, who had blocked him without losing a point until the second inning. Na Sung-bum, who came out after one out, did not miss the center curve and crossed the right fence.
Currently, there have been four attacks that can gauge KIA’s firepower. No. 8 hitter Kim Tae-gun advanced to the base with a walk, and No. 9 hitter Choi Won-joon opened the opportunity for first and third base with a right-handed hit. Park Chan-ho, who has a good sense of hitting, made a hit with Kwak Bin’s breaking ball with a short swing and brought third baseman Kim Tae-gun home. Park Chan-ho, who committed an overrun in this situation, was tagged out by Doosan’s fielders, but Kim Do-young, who came out in this situation, hit Kwak Bin’s main weapon four-seam fastball and crossed the left fence. The KIA batters did not give the opponent’s battery any time to breathe.
The KIA scoring march did not stop even after the stadium was cleared up once. Na Sung-bum hit a right-handed hit that knocked Kwak Bin out, and No. 4 hitter Choi Hyung-woo hit a right-handed double against changed pitcher Lee Hyung-beom. Even foreign batter Socrates Brito, who had no previous two at-bats hits, hit a heavy hit and brought in both runners. KIA led 7-0.
KIA also showed off its strength, ‘football.’ He stole twice against Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji, who had a 50% stolen base rate (16 out of 32 interceptions) until the previous day (5th). Kim Sun-bin added one more after two outs in the top of the second inning and Choi Won-joon after two outs in the top of the fifth inning.
Socrates erased Doosan’s hopes. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Doosan’s leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan made a missed ball on the left line, but he rushed in at full speed and caught the ball. The away stands on the third base were enthusiastic.
KIA ranked first among 10 clubs in the team’s batting average (0.336), RBIs (73), runs (78) and steals (13). The team’s ERA (2.56) and starting win (6) were also ranked first. He was overshadowed by the batters’ firepower, and his mound stability and mobility were not outstanding.