The KIA Tigers overpowered the KT Wiz with the good pitching of starting pitcher Eui-ri Lee.
KIA won 6-1 in the home game against KT in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 30th.
With the victory on this day, KIA recorded 21 wins and 22 losses, and decorated the season’s first confrontation with KT with a victory. Prior to the game, KIA included 5 players in the first team entry. It was an important first game after a major change and it was won.
KIA starter Lee Eui-ri won 4 wins (3 losses) of the season with 2 hits, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. The bullpen, who followed, worked together for 4 scoreless innings.
After the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk praised Lee Eui-ri, saying, “Despite the difficult situation, Lee Ui-ri allowed only one run in 5 innings and blocked the opponent’s batting line well. Lim Ki-young, Park Joon-pyo, and Kim Yu-shin, who came up later, faithfully performed their role as a pitcher with scoreless pitches.” erected
On the other line, Choi Hyung-woo led the attack with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, and a fire bat. Here, Ryu Ji-hyeok carried out the lead-off mission with a 3-hit batting show.
Coach Kim expressed satisfaction, saying, “Ryu Ji-hyeok, who played the leadoff in the other line, created a good chance, Kim Sun-bin’s final hit, Park Chan-ho’s additional timely hit, and Choi Hyeong-woo’s home run.”안전놀이터
Finally, coach Kim said, “I am happy to win the first game of the week with the support of the fans. I will try to play a good game tomorrow.”
KIA will challenge KT with a 50% win rate return and winning series at the same place on the 31st. The starting pitcher is super rookie Yoon Young-cheol. KT put forward Eom Sang-baek.