Kiwoom Heroes took back 5th place in one day.
Kiwoom won 4-2 against Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 24th. Kiwoom lost 1-2 in the first game of this series against Doosan on the 23rd and finished 5th in a row, dropping to 6th place. Doosan suffered 34 losses (31 wins and 1 draw) of the season and was pushed back from 5th to 6th place.바카라사이트
Starting pitcher Ariel Furado won his 5th win (7th loss) of the season with a near-complete pitch. He pitched 8⅔ innings with 116 pitches, 7 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs. Lim Chang-min was responsible for one remaining out count and kept the victory.
In the other lineup, Kim Hye-sung’s performance was outstanding. It was the first-class contributor to attacking Doosan starting pitcher Brandon Waddell. Kim Hye-seong started as the second batter and second baseman and played an active role with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 RBI and 2 runs in 4 at-bats. Third hitter Lee Jeong-hoo swung a hard hit with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, and 4th hitter Lee Hyeong-jong recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk and 2 RBIs, including the final hit.
The 0-0 balance was broken in the bottom of the third inning. After two outs, Kim Hye-seong opened the door with a right-handed hit. Following this, Lee Jung-hoo hit in the middle right, and Doosan right fielder Kim Dae-han’s catch error led to an opportunity for 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base. Lee Hyung-jong hit 2 RBIs and timely hits to give the team a 2-0 lead.
Hurado, who was cruising with no runs, conceded a run in the top of the 5th inning. Leading batter Jose Rojas hit the first baseman and became an infield hit to the right of the second baseman. Hurado lasted until 2 out and 2nd base, but was chased 2-1 by allowing a timely double hit by Su-bin to the left field.
The moment when I couldn’t be relieved by 1 gradual difference. Kim Hye-sung fired the bat again. After one out in the bottom of the 8th inning, Doosan pitcher Lee Young-ha took a home run in the middle of the right and ran away 3-1. Lee Young-ha, shaken, gave a hit to Lee Jung-hoo and a walk to Lee Hyeong-jong, making 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, and was replaced by Park Jeong-soo. Lee Won-seok hit a double at the right time to left pitcher Park Jeong-soo, widening the distance to 4-1.
Hurado took the mound up to the ninth inning and showed his will to win a complete game. He struck out lead hitter Kim Jae-hwan with a swing and struck out, but Yang Eui-ui walked and was put in danger. Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki took the mound to check Hura-do’s condition, and Hura-do remained on the mound and continued his duties. Hurado gave Kang Seung-ho a left-handed hit and was in danger of 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, but Yang Seok-hwan turned to third baseman with a ground ball. In 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, Rojas was sent out due to an error in the shortstop’s throw, and he conceded a run and was chased by 4-2, so Kiwoom’s bench had no choice but to lower Hurado. Changed pitcher Lim Chang-min struck out pinch hitter Hong Seong-ho on a swing and ended the game.
Kiwoom prepared a farewell event for Eric Yokishi, a long-lived foreign pitcher who was released due to an injury that day. A fan signing event for Yokishi was held for 100 fans who had pre-registered, and at the ground, a video showing Yokishi’s activities over the past 5 years was screened on the electronic display board. Prior to the game, Ko Hyeong-wook, general manager of Kiwoom, delivered a plaque of appreciation, and coach Hong Won-ki and Lee Jung-hoo presented a photo frame and a bouquet of flowers with the team’s autograph. Kiwoom won the farewell game and made Yokishi laugh once more.
Yokishi said, “I had a really fantastic life in Korea for 5 years. I think I was able to finish it really beautifully today. I played a lot during the 5 years, but I didn’t feel that the fans were cheering me on this much. This opportunity “I want to say thank you to the fans. I know very well that many foreign pitchers who play in the KBO league do not receive this kind of treatment (when they leave the team). So I am more grateful. I am really grateful that the fans asked me to come back.” handed over
Meanwhile, Doosan starter Brandon fought hard with 87 pitches, 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned run) in 6 innings in the KBO league return match, but suffered his first loss without receiving support from other lines tied to Hurado.