The KIA Tigers batting line is suffering from a terrible slump.
For two days on the 18th and 19th, Busan was in full bloom. He produced big innings two days in a row. In the first game on the 18th, in the beginning of the 5th inning, where he was trailing 0-4, he scored 5 points against Lotte’s “Ace of Glasses” Park Se-woong and pulled him off the mound. On the 19th, in the top of the 3rd inning, he concentrated on the bases loaded chance and scored the same 5 points, laying the foundation for a 6-0 victory.
KIA showed extreme sluggishness in batting average of 10% before this series. The two-day big inning was so meaningful.
However, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk was calm. In a meeting with the reporters ahead of the match against Lotte on the 20th, he said, “I wish I could give you one point every inning,” and burst into laughter with a half-hearted feeling. It is a comparison of the situation where it was difficult to score after two days of big innings. He added, “It is of course a good thing to make big innings, and it is important, but wouldn’t it be more stable to widen the gap by giving 1-2 points every inning?” 토토사이트
The KIA lineup also produced a big inning against Lotte on the 20th. He scored 3 runs in the top of the 3rd inning when he was trailing 0-3 and immediately tied the game. Following Park Chan-ho’s hit against Lotte starter Dan Strayley, Ryu Ji-hyeok and Lee Chang-jin’s consecutive walks led to Socrates’ timely hit and Hwang Dae-in Choi Hyung-woo’s four-pitch and walk-out scores, respectively.
But that day was also over. KIA was blocked by the Lotte bullpen after 3 points and ended up scoreless. Lotte replaced Strayley after 3 innings and scored only 3 innings against Kim Jin-wook. In the beginning of the 7th, Kim Sang-soo, Lee Tae-yeon, and Koo Seung-min had a chance to turn the bases over in the Lotte bullpen, but Hwang Dae-in struck out on a swing and withdrew. Even at the beginning of the 8th inning, he missed a chance to tie the score by striking out on 1st and 2nd base and stopping on a fly ball. In the end, KIA lost 3-5, ending the three-week series with a losing series.