The KIA Tigers fell into the swamp of the second 5-game losing streak this season. Is it because of the sluggish atmosphere caused by the recent poor team performance? A lot of unfortunate plays, including mistakes, were poured out.
KIA knelt 4-7 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Doosan Bears and team 6th game away match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th. Starting with the SSG Landers game on the 10th, KIA fell into a 5-game losing streak. Already two 5-game losing streak this season alone.
Clearly, the atmosphere wasn’t bad until the end of April. Starting with the NC Dinos match on the 26th of last month, and the LG Twins on the 30th, they ran a 5-game winning streak. And starting in May wasn’t bad either. KIA lost the first game of the three-game series to the Lotte Giants, but won the next day and finished the series with 1 win and 1 loss, and even after a long break due to rain, they defeated SSG Landers on the 9th.
However, KIA, who lost 3-5 in the second game of a three-game series against SSG on the 10th, fell into the late stages of a five-game losing streak until this day. The match on the 14th was as bad as the result. As a result, KIA self-destructed by recording three errors, but even the unfortunate defense that was not recorded as an error poured out in a heap. Concentration was disrupted and it was impossible to win in a cluttered atmosphere.
The first mistake did not lead to a run, but it was a glimpse of the concentration of the KIA beasts. At the end of the 4th inning, the KIA allowed Lee Yu-chan to hit at the right time in the 2nd 1st and 3rd base crisis, with starter Yang Hyeon-jong giving away consecutive hits to Song Seung-hwan and Jo Su-haeng. At this time, Ko Jong-wook (left fielder) made the mistake of fumbling Lee Yoo-chan’s batted ball in the process of catching, and all runners advanced one more base due to this. This mistake did not lead to an additional run, but it was difficult to focus on the game 바카라사이트.
After Ko Jong-wook’s first mistake, unfortunate plays began to pour in. At the end of the 6th inning, which fell behind 0-1, Yang Hyeon-jong, who was on first base, succeeded in inducing a ground ball to the third baseman against Kim Min-hyuk. A batted ball that could have resulted in two outcounts with double play. However, here, Kim Seon-bin (second baseman) made the mistake of not properly catching Ryu Ji-hyeok (third baseman)’s throw, and all Doosan runners survived. Fatal mistakes were immediately linked to conceded points, widening the score to 0-3.
There was only one error recorded at the bottom of the 6th inning, but there was also a disappointing play due to an error. Doosan’s Park Gye-beom put a push bunt in the direction of the second baseman in the following two outs, 1st and 3rd base. This is also a batted ball that Kim Seon-bin can properly handle. However, when Kim Seon-bin failed to properly pass the ball to Choi Hyeong-woo (first baseman), this time it spread to a situation where all runners were safe.
The bottom of the 8th inning was tied 4-4. Even at the moment when a single mistake could decide the outcome, mistakes were made. At the end of the 8th inning, KIA induced a ground ball from Su-bin Su-bin to the third baseman at first base. At this time, Ryu Ji-hyeok threw the ball toward second base to catch the preceding runner, but a bad throw occurred. In the end, KIA again brought itself into a crisis situation with a mistake this time, and self-destructed by giving 4 points only in the 8th inning.
Mistakes in close combat situations. This was the biggest reason KIA couldn’t break the losing streak. The ranking also naturally fell from 6th to 7th. The good trend of winning 5 games in a row is nowhere to be found.