The KIA Tigers ran 4 consecutive victories with a sweep. 

KIA won 5-2 in the match against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 27th, showing off strong cohesiveness such as Kim Sun-bin’s equalizer and Choi Hyeong-woo’s comeback hit. He captured all the weekend series and ran a four-game winning streak. With Moon Dong-ju at the forefront, Hanwha suffered six consecutive losses.  

Moon Dong-ju dominated the ground in the early stages. Up to the 3rd inning, he blocked 9 batters perfectly with 2 strikeouts. The 155 km fastball, the 140 km slider, and the 120-130 km power curve were not allowed. It was an impregnable helmet, even the elaborate control. 토토사이트

The Hanwha batting line moved first. After one death in the first episode, Kim Tae-yeon drew a left-handed solo arch against KIA starter Yoon Young-cheol. However, he missed the opportunity to take the lead in the second inning. Following the walks of Lee Jin-young and Choi Jae-hoon, he took advantage of Kim Do-young’s mistake and took the chance to get the bases loaded, but Lee Do-yoon’s double hit made it a waste. 

In the 4th inning, Hanwha got 1st and 3rd base opportunities due to an error by the 2nd baseman when Choi Jae-hoon hit the ball. Eurogyeol ran away with a sacrifice fly to center fielder. Looking at Moon Dong-joo’s pitching, it seemed that there was hope of escaping from a losing streak. However, Moon Dong-ju was shaken from the 4th episode. In August, the team’s batting average was 301.3, and KIA’s concentration could not be stopped.

KIA succeeded in reaching base for the first time in the 4th inning with leadoff Park Chan-ho’s heavy hit. Then, Kim Do-young picked out a walk after a persistent game and made 1st and 2nd base safe. Na Seong-beom struck out for the second time, but Choi Hyung-woo got the ball hit and made the bases full. Socrates stopped at a grounder in front of the pitcher, but with quick feet, he escaped the bottleneck and revived the fire. Sophisticated Kim Seon-bin pulled the first pitch of the slider and scored a tying run with 2 RBIs that missed the 3rd interval.

KIA turned the game around in the 6th attack. Leading batter Kim Do-yeong lightly pushed Moon Dong-joo’s outside fastball to score a right-handed hit. Na Seong-beom was not hit this time and backed up with a right-handed hit, and fourth hitter Choi Hyung-woo connected Moon Dong-ju’s first pitch to the left with a double in the middle left, turning the game 4-2. It didn’t end here.

Socrates hit a heavy double against pitcher Kim Beom-soo, leading to an opportunity for second and third base safely. When pinch hitter Lee Woo-sung appeared after the first death, Hanwha made full use of the bases-loading strategy with an automatic walk. When pinch hitter Kim Tae-gun came out, he changed pitcher to Joo Hyun-sang again. The fight was fierce over one point. In the end, Kim Tae-goon scored a valuable extra point with a fly ball from center fielder and ran away 5-2.

KIA starter Yoon Young-chul recorded 2 hits, 4 walks and 2 runs (1 earned) in 4 innings. From the 5th inning, the KIA started the bullpen early, putting Jang Hyeon-shik (1 inning scoreless) and Lim Ki-young (1⅓ inning scoreless) followed by Lee Jun-young to block Hanwha’s batting line. In the 8th inning, Sang-Hyeon Jeon also pitched a scoreless pitch, and in the 9th inning, finisher Hae-Young Jung confirmed his 4th win in a row.

[OSEN=Gwangju, Reporter Seongrak Kim] On the afternoon of the 27th, the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers and Hanwha Eagles match was held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju. 2023.08.27 /

Moon Dong-joo threw well, but it was painful to be hit with concentrated hits in the 4th and 6th innings. He gave up 5 runs in 5 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 8 losses instead of 9 wins. A walk or a hit against his professional classmate Kim Do-young sparked five runs. The bullpen pitchers prevented an extra run, but as the other line fell silent in the sixth game, they were unable to prevent a six-game losing streak.

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