Even the strongest starter and top finisher cannot stop him.
The KIA Tigers are on a winning streak in the fall. On the 3rd, after a fierce battle with SSG Landers in the Incheon game, they came back to win 8-6. The process of achieving victory reflected the atmosphere of the recent ups and downs. Dae-in Hwang’s two-run shot led to a 4-1 lead, but Hyeong-woo Cho hit a 3-run home run to tie the game at 4-4. They took a lead again at 5-4, but were hit by a two-run shot from Choi Jeong and the game came back to 5-6.토토사이트
Still, the game seemed to be over, but Ko Jong-wook’s comeback winning hit in the top of the 8th inning led to Kim Do-young’s runaway solo shot in the top of the 9th, securing the victory. In the bottom of the 9th inning, closer Jeong Hae-young maintained the victory by cleanly getting 3 outs in 1 inning. By sweeping all three games over the weekend, Pajuk’s eight-game winning streak began. They are now in 4th place, trailing 3rd place SSG by 1.5 games.
It was a game that truly demonstrated the power and structure of the batting line that has recently dominated the league. Even in July, KIA’s batting line was far from hot and cohesive. On a monthly basis, he ranked 4th in team batting average (.277) and 3rd in team scoring (86 points). However, in August, they proudly took first place with a team batting average of .3221, and ranked first in runs (first) and second in hits (246), and their explosive performance continued in September.
In particular, during the 8-game winning streak, there were 7 double-digit hits. During this period, with 10 home runs, 2 triples, and 19 doubles, the team recorded a slugging percentage of .5019. He also gets the most walks and has a team on-base percentage of .399. During the 8-game winning streak, the team OPS reached 0.918. It is definitely number one. It’s like overwhelming your opponent with the bat.
The table setter, clean-up trio, lower-order batting lineup, and backup batting lineup form an ideal structure. Leadoff Chan-Ho Park is playing his leading role well, hitting .308, 2 ERA, 8 RBI, 9 runs, and 7 stolen bases. No. 2 Kim Do-young also prepared the table for the main batting lineup by hitting .301, 3.03, 5 RBIs, 17 runs, and 3 stolen bases. The two players are creating hitting opportunities by harassing the opponent’s battery with their ability to steal bases.
The central batting line that received the meal showed exceptional problem-solving skills. No. 3 Na Seong-beom showed off his overwhelming hitting by hitting .308, 2 ERA, 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 9 runs, and an OPS of 1.167. Fourth hitter Choi Hyung-woo hit .402, 4.3, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 6 runs, and an OPS of 1.108. He is also leading the team with Na Seong-beom and double solver, taking first place overall in the final hit category. Socrates also supported the team by hitting .209 with 1 home run, 7 RBI, and 7 runs scored.
The lower-order batting lineup did well and created chances for the leadoff lineup. Kim Sun-bin also hit .301, 30, 4 RBI, and 2 runs, and catcher Kim Tae-gun also hit .304, 8, 5, 5 RBI, and 3 runs. In addition, Hwang Dae-in, who recently returned, also hit a home run, and Byun Woo-hyuk also contributed with a batting average of .300. Pinch hitters Ko Jong-wook and Lee Chang-jin have also added sharpness with .300 batting averages, and catcher Han Jun-su is also hitting home runs and RBIs. Manager Kim Jong-guk also increased the hit rate by using pinch hitters at the right time.
The power of KIA’s batting lineup is also revealed in the confrontation with opposing pitchers. In the game against KT Wiz on August 24, which was the start of the winning streak, he led a dramatic comeback by scoring 4 points against closer Kim Jae-yoon, who boasts an earned run average (ERA) of 1 point. In the three-game series against Hanwha in Gwangju from August 25th to 27th, the team defeated Hanwha’s first to third starters and achieved a sweep.
Then, in the Gwangju game against NC Dinos on August 31st, the ERA was at 1 point. He scored 7 runs in 3 innings against strong starting pitcher Eric Peddie. It was not a batting lineup that could not score a single run in 14 innings in the previous two games. Using the confidence that defeated Peddie, he also won the three-game weekend literary competition with a fierce blow. On the 3rd, after a close game in Gyeonggi Province, they succeeded in targeting closing pitcher Seo Jin-yong at 1 point.
His batting is improving, and a strong bullpen is also in operation, making up for the relatively weak starting lineup. His batting has a cycle, so at some point he may fall into a downward trend again and hit a difficult point. However, the current KIA batting line has really risen as Kim Do-young said, “Even if we are losing, it doesn’t look like we will lose.” This is definitely an advanced batting line that will create a fall legend.