Doosan Kang Seung-ho Achieves Cycling Hit… LG Solidifies First Place with Kangwoo Cold
6th-place Doosan erases a gap with 5th-place KIA and reignites postseason competition
NC beats Samsung with Kim Joo-won’s grand slam and chases down 2nd place
Lotte, pushing Kiwoom out with a walk in the 10th overtime, pushing for 8th straight loss
Professional baseball’s Doosan Bears won the ‘war for fifth place’ against the KIA Tigers,
led by Kang Seung-ho, who achieved a cycling hit (recording everything from a single to a home run in one game).
Doosan came from behind to win 8-6 in the visiting game against KIA in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 15th.
6th-ranked Doosan, who had won 5 straight games, eliminated 5th-ranked KIA and raced toward boarding the last fall baseball train.
The difference in winning percentage between Doosan (0.521 winning percentage) and KIA (0.522 winning percentage) is only 1 league (0.001).
It was KIA who set the tone in the middle of the game. 바카라사이트
In the 4th inning, when KIA was trailing 1-2, Woo-sung Lee hit a grand slam home run from Doosan starter Brandon Waddell.
This is Woo-sung Lee’s 7th home run of the season and his first grand slam.
In the top of the 5th inning, Doosan Bears tied the score at 5-5 with Kang Seung-ho’s 2-RBI triple and Heo Gyeong-min’s timely hit,
KIA took the lead again in the bottom of the 5th when Kim Sun-bin hit a 1-RBI double.
The game, which had been in a lull for a while, caught fire again in the 8th inning.
Park Joon-young, who came in as a pinch hitter while leadoff hitter Cho Soo-haeng was at bat,
hit a one-run home run to tie the score at 6-6.
This is Park Jun-young’s third home run of the season and his first personal pinch-hit home run.
In the 9th inning, the KIA bullpen took the opportunity to destroy itself with 4 walks and scored 2 runs with only a push walk, getting one step closer to victory.
Kang Seung-ho, who played as Doosan’s No. 6 hitter on this day,
performed well with 4 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 1 walk, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored.
After drawing a walk in his first at-bat in the first inning, Kang Seung-ho hit his sixth home run of the season from KIA starter Young-cheol Yoon in the third inning with one out and no runner on base.
In the 5th inning, he overcame the most difficult hurdle in achieving a cycling hit with a triple to right-center field with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd bases, and in the 6th inning,
he hit a double to left field with 1 out and no runners on base.
His cycling hit record was completed with an infield hit in the ninth inning.
Kang Seung-ho, who was at bat with one out and one on first base,
targeted the four pitches of KIA’s sixth pitcher Jeon Sang-hyun and made a pitcher’s attack.
The batted ball, which hit Jeon Sang-hyun’s leg and deflected, flowed backwards,
In the meantime, Kang Seung-ho stepped on first base and celebrated the record with a shy smile.
The cycling hit is the 30th record in professional baseball history,
the 6th for the Doosan team, and the first this season.
The last cycling hit was achieved by Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on October 25, 2021.
In Daejeon, the LG Twins, who used the rain as their set-up man and finishing pitcher,
defeated Hanwha 4-3, in a cold game in the 7th inning, breaking their three-game losing streak.
The gap with 2nd place KT Wiz in the league, which did not have a game that day, widened again to 5.5 games.
With one out in the top of the second inning, LG took the lead with Oh Ji-hwan’s single and Moon Bo-kyung’s double.
In a counterattack in the bottom of the second inning, Hanwha tied the game with Nick Williams’ RBI double,
then added two runs with consecutive doubles by Moon Hyun-bin and Kim Tae-yeon after two outs.
LG immediately brought the game back to square one in the third inning.
Leadoff hitter Park Hae-min got on base due to an error and stole second base,
the moment the next hitter Hong Chang-gi got a walk, he succeeded in stealing third base again,
creating an opportunity to get to first and third base with no outs.
Here, Shin Min-jae’s squeeze bunt made it 2-3, and Kim Hyun-soo’s timely hit followed to tie the game.
In the 5th inning, with one out, Shin Min-jae reached base with a triple,
Austin Dean called Shin Min-jae home with a timely hit for the comeback final.
The game was stopped due to heavy rain ahead of LG’s attack in the 7th inning,
after waiting 47 minutes, the fourth rainy cold game of the season was declared.
In Changwon, the NC Dinos won 8-1 over the Samsung Lions, led by Kim Joo-won’s bases-loaded home run.
3rd place NC narrowed the gap with 2nd place KT Wiz, which did not have a game that day, to half a game.
NC scored 6 points in the 8th inning, when they were ahead 2-1, and received a white flag from their opponent.
NC, which added 1 point with Kwon Hee-dong’s squeeze bunt and 1 point with Seo Ho-cheol’s infield hit,
completely snatched the win with Kim Joo-won’s bases-loaded home run.
Kim Joo-won attacked Choi Ha-neul’s sixth pitch and hit a grand slam that went over the right wall.
This is Kim Joo-won’s 10th home run of the season and the 4th grand slam in his career.
In Busan, the Lotte Giants won 5-4 after a close overtime match against the Kiwoom Heroes.
In the 8th inning, when Lotte was ahead 4-3, Kim Soo-hwan hit an RBI double and allowed the score to be tied.
The joys and sorrows of the two teams, who could not decide on a win or loss in the regular innings, were mixed in the 10th inning.
With one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Lotte reached base with Noh Jin-hyuk’s double,
pinch hitter Ko Seung-min’s walk and Hwang Seong-bin’s pitch hit all the bases.
And Park Seung-wook ended the game with a straight walk.
The walk-off walk is the second recorded this season.
Lotte, who hit 14 hits, had all of the team’s second starting batters hit this year.