KIA, Which Took Off ‘ChaPo’, Hopes for ‘Fall Baseball’ by Defeating NC, Which Featured Pedi
Peddie pitched well in 6 innings, allowing 1 run, but retired without a win or loss.
The KIA Tigers raised hopes for ‘fall baseball’ despite the absence of key hitters. 온라인카지노
KIA won 6-4, demonstrating the concentration of the batting line in the visiting game against NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at NC Park in Changwon on the 26th.
As a result, KIA, which recorded 62 wins, 61 losses, 2 draws, and a winning percentage of 0.504, chased down the 5th place SSG Landers (64 wins, 62 losses, 2 draws, and a winning percentage of 0.508) by half a game.
KIA starter Kim Geon-guk, who did not have a single win this season, and NC Eric Peddy, the best foreign pitcher, competed for starters, but the pitching battle was tight until the middle.
Peddie pitched well with 8 strikeouts and 3 hits and 1 run through the 6th inning, but went down without a win or loss, and Kim Geon-guk also did his part by going 4⅔ innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 run.
KIA recently lost center hitters Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyeong-woo due to injuries, but showed strong cohesion in attack by scoring the first run.
KIA, who had been led to a perfect game until the third inning, opened the game with one out in the top of the fourth inning with a double to left-center field by Ko Jong-wook, and Do-young Kim made second and third base with a steal followed by a single to left.
Then, Socrates Brito's infield ground ball was ruled a fielder's choice, giving KIA a 1-0 lead.
After NC changed offense and defense, Park Min-woo hit a heavy hit and Park Geon-woo hit a double to left-center to make it 1-1.
The tight balance tilted toward KIA in the 7th inning.
KIA scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning when Pedi went down and Ryu Jin-wook came on in relief to take the win.
KIA, who led 2-1 with three consecutive hits by Socrates, Kim Sun-bin, and Lee Woo-seong, ran away with a 4-1 lead thanks to a sacrifice bunt followed by timely hits from Kim Tae-gun and Park Chan-ho.
With 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd base, NC 2nd baseman Min-woo Park took advantage of a bad throw to 1st base and scored 2 runs, widening the lead to 6-1 and winning the game.
NC Dinos trailed 3-6 in the bottom of the 7th inning when Jason Martin and Seo Ho-cheol each hit solo home runs.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, he had a chance to reach 2nd and 3rd base with no outs, but only scored 1 run with a follow-up ground ball.
NC Peddy, who is recording 19 wins and 6 losses on the season, slightly dropped his ERA from 2.13 to 2.10 and recorded 189 strikeouts on the season.
Meanwhile, the KT Wiz-LG Twins (Jamsil), Doosan Bears-SSG Landers (Incheon), and Samsung Lions-Hanwha Eagles (Daejeon) games scheduled to be held that day were canceled due to rain.