KIA Tigers aims to sweep the three-game series away to Incheon. If we catch the last day, it will be 8 consecutive wins in 2 years.
KIA will play the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd.
In Game 12 the previous day (2nd), they won 12-4. Left-handed rookie Yoon Young-cheol earned his 8th win (5 losses) of the season with 7 hits (1 home run), 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs allowed in 5 innings.
The starting pitcher on the last day of the Incheon expedition was Lee Ui-ri. Lee Ui-ri has 10 wins, 6 losses, and an average ERA of 3.87 in 21 games this season. On the 22nd of last month, he pitched 2 runs in 4 innings against KT Wiz. He complained of shoulder pain at the time and was unable to throw for a long time.
Lee Ui-ri, who needed recovery due to shoulder inflammation, will take the mound for the first time in 12 days against SSG. This is his second appearance against SSG. His first appearance of the season was against SSG. On April 2nd, he became the winning pitcher by allowing 3 runs (1 earned run) in 5 innings.
The batting line is expected to support scoring. KIA batters’ batting sensation is quite hot. On the first day of the trip to Incheon, they won the game on the 1st 10-2. Destroyed SSG foreign left-hander Roenis Elias, who had been playing well recently. The bullpen also collapsed.
KIA scored 35 points in the last three games. The attack is exploding. In particular, Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo, and Socrates-centered hitters are doing quite well.
In the game on the 1st, Park Chan-ho had 3 hits (1 home run) and 2 RBI, Kim Do-young had 3 hits (1 home run), 1 RBI, Na Seong-beom had 3 hits (1 home run), 5 RBI, 1 walk, Choi Hyung-woo had 1 hit, and Socrates had 2 hits (1 home run) 2. He performed well with RBIs.
In the game on the 2nd, Na Seong-beom led the attack with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 RBI, and 1 walk, Choi Hyung-woo had 2 hits, 1 RBI, and Socrates had 2 hits, 3 RBI, 1 walk, and 2 runs.
The KIA team’s batting average is second at .273, following first place LG (.282). However, if the record is narrowed down to the second half of the year, the KIA team’s batting average is the best at .303. His slugging percentage is also the best at .441. OPS is also the highest at .812.
Na Seong-beom is hitting hard with a batting average of .400, 4 home runs, and 14 RBI in the last 10 games. Choi Hyung-woo has a batting average of .4047, which is higher than Na Seong-beom, with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs. The two players are hitting .400 in the last 10 games.안전놀이터
Behind them, foreign hitter Socrates is supporting the offense with a batting average of .333, 2 home runs, and 10 RBIs in the last 10 games. Three players, including Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young, and Kim Sun-bin, who have good instincts, are taking turns acting as problem solvers.
KIA aims for its 8th consecutive win in 2 years since 2021 (July 1 – August 13). It remains to be seen whether they can continue to win with their powerful offense.