The Lotte Giants, who had been aiming for a 10-game winning streak in 15 years, with Na Gyun-an, the unbeaten ace ‘Kyun An-sin’, as a starter, were completely defeated by KIA Tigers’ rookie Yoon Young-chul.
Yoon Young-cheol started in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Lotte at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 3rd, showing off a good pitch of 5 hits and 1 run in 5 innings, blocking Lotte’s 10-game winning streak and winning his first career victory in the fourth challenge. .
Yoon Young-chul, who faced the Lotte lineup with three pitches, a fast ball, a slider, and a changeup, overcame the two outs and bases loaded crisis in the second inning with no runs and built a foothold for victory.
KIA won 10-2 and avenged the loss the previous day.
Yoon Young-cheol is the third newcomer to win this year, following Song Young-jin (SSG Landers, 2 wins) and Park Myung-geun (LG Twins, 1 win, 1 save).
KIA eased the burden on Yoon Young-chul by beating Na Kyun-an, who had been playing the role of Lotte ace with 4 wins and an ERA of 1.34 before the game, 3 times to get 4 points.
In the 3rd inning with 2 hits and a walk with 2 outs and bases loaded, Kim Sun-bin scored 1 run with a push walk.
Following this, Hyung-Woo Choi’s 2 RBIs, a timely hit in the middle, and Socrates Brito’s 1 RBI, a right-handed hit followed one after another.
In the 4th inning, Lee Woo-sung drew a left-handed solo arch as he ran away 5-0.
When Lotte chased after Kim Min-seok’s 1 RBI and right-handed hit in the 5th inning, KIA ran away with 1 point in Park Chan-ho’s double hit in the 6th inning, then tied 3 timely hits in the 7th inning, leading 6-2, and added 4 points to decide a great victory.
Na Kyun-ahn suffered his first defeat after giving up 5 runs in 4 innings.
■ Hanwha Kim Min-woo, 6 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts, 1 run,
good pitching The lowest-ranking Hanwha Eagles beat the Doosan Bears 8-3 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul and escaped from a six-game losing streak.
Hanwha, who had been dragged 0-1 by Doosan by pouring out 7 residual bases until the 6th inning, exploded in the 7th inning.
Jeong Eun-won fired a signal of victory with a right-handed hit to tie the score 1-1 on 1st and 1st and 2nd bases.
Hanwha, who escaped 3-1 with Doosan reliever Jeong Cheol-won’s wild throw and Roh Si-hwan’s timely hit, started with Moon Hyun-bin’s 2-RBI double and scored 8 runs in 7 innings with 4 consecutive hits to win Doosan’s white flag.
Hanwha starter Kim Min-woo reported his first victory of the season by pitching well with 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
Doosan replaced 5 relief pitchers only in the 7th inning, which was the match, but bowed its head due to a large number of runs.
■ LG Plutco’s 5-win reverse fight… 3rd place without a ride in SSG after defeating NC
LG Twins beat NC Dinos 2-1, using Adam Plutko’s brilliant counterattack as a stepping stone in the Changwon expedition.
Plutko tied the NC lineup with 2 hits and 1 run in 7 innings and took the sole lead with 5 wins (undefeated) in the season.
The only flaw was the superior solo home run given to Park Min-woo after two outs in the first inning.
After two outs in the top of the second inning, LG filled the bases with two hits and a walk, and tied the score 1-1 with Park Hae-min’s push walk.
LG catcher Park Dong-won, who led Plutco’s reverse fight, hit a come-from-behind final solo home run that went over the left center stand in the 5th inning.
NC starter Chang-mo Koo allowed 2 runs in 5 innings and became a losing pitcher. Against LG, since August 22, 2019, he has not won a starting win for nearly four years.
LG sidearm rookie pitcher Park Myeong-geun made his first save in the ninth inning with a three-way offense.
■ Samsung Oh Seung-hwan’s first starting pitcher, a bitter taste
At Daegu Samsung Lions Park, Kiwoom Heroes defeated the Samsung Lions 4-1.
Ariel Hurado, a right-hander pitcher from Kiwoom from Panama, struck out 6 in 8 innings and blocked the Samsung lineup with 6 sporadic hits and 1 run, winning his 3rd win (3rd loss) of the season.
After not giving up a walk, Rado threw the longest inning since his debut in the KBO league and played Samsung’s lineup.
Kiwoom took a 3-0 lead thanks to Kim Hye-sung’s superior two-run home run in the first inning with one out and second base, and Lee Jung-hoo’s one-run double with one RBI in the second inning.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Samsung made up for 1 point by tying up Kim Young-woong’s first-class double and Jose Pirella’s left-handed hit, but Kiwoom added 1 point with Lee Won-seok’s right-center hit from 1 out 2 base in the top of the 6th inning to end the 3-point gap. kept 안전놀이터
Samsung Oh Seung-hwan, who chose to start as a self-rescue measure after coming down from the finish line due to poor pitch, became a losing pitcher with 3 runs after 5 hits including 1 home run in 5 innings.
It was regrettable that he gave up 3 runs until the 2nd inning, but from the 2nd inning with two outs, he turned all 10 batters into perfect hits for 3⅓ innings and kept his pride by not allowing any more runs.
Oh Seung-hwan was 40 years old, 9 months and 18 days old, setting a new record for the oldest in the history of the KBO league. Oh Seung-hwan, who has mastered professional baseball in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, stood on the mound as a starter for the first time in his 980 professional career.
■ 3 stores in front of SSG Heredia station… Kwang-Hyun Kim, 2 runs in 5 innings
In Incheon, SSG defeated kt wiz 5-3.
SSG foreign hitter Guillermo Heredia hit a 3-run home run against kt Son Dong-hyun with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base at the end of the 7th inning when the score was 1-3.
At the end of the 8th inning, which turned 4-3, SSG hit a wedge with Kim Min-sik’s Woo Jung-wol, 1 RBI, and 2 bases. Kim Min-sik scored 2 RBIs, including a solo home run with superiority in the 3rd inning.
SSG finisher Seo Jin-yong brought the bases loaded crisis with one out in the ninth inning, but after striking out Hwang Jae-gyun, he caught Moon Sang-cheol as a grounder and continued the march without an ERA.
SSG starter Gwang-Hyun Kim gave up 2 runs in 5 innings (1 earned run), and kt starter So Joon So-Jun provided an opportunity for revival with 1 run in 5 innings.