While KIA’s triple setter was missing, Doosan’s unique foot baseball filled the ground.
Doosan continued its 6-game winning streak by winning the Gwangju KIA game on the 17th following the 15th. Since the middle of the season, KIA has upgraded its batting lineup with a combination of mobility, clutch ability, and slugging power, and has recently enjoyed a 9-game winning streak, but there is a sense that Park Chan-ho’s injury has put a damper on the situation. Choi Won-jun also suffered from poor batting and there were many days when normal operation was not possible.
KIA gained momentum on this day with Choi Won-jun batting second and getting on base 3 times, including 2 hits, but Kim Do-young, who was the leadoff hitter, was tied with no hits in 5 at-bats. Park Chan-ho will remain closed since the Samsung game in Daegu on the 12th. After 9 consecutive wins, the batting line’s cycle naturally went down while the team slumped to 3 wins and 6 losses, including 4 consecutive losses.
Meanwhile, Doosan performed foot baseball and a bunt show with bunts. It was a plate in which Doosan’s traditional, long-standing, unique colors stood out. No. 9 Jo Su-haeng (30) and No. 1 Su-bin Jeong (33) virtually toyed with the KIA infield with bunts that shook up the flow of the game.
It was the top of the third inning when the score was tied 1-1. With one out and no runner on base, Jo Su-haeng exquisitely hit a surprise bunt toward third base on KIA starting pitcher Thomas Panoni’s cutter. KIA third baseman Byun Woo-hyuk noticed it and dashed forward, catching it well, but Cho Soo-haeng made a headfirst slide to first base, resulting in a save.
Byun Woo-hyuk also responded well. However, with two outs, he was unable to catch Kim Jae-ho’s batted ball and let it into the outfield. error. Afterwards, Yang Seok-hwan’s winning hit came. Jo Su-haeng’s bunt hit shook the KIA infield and the flow of the game.
Doosan’s bunt show continued in the 5th inning with a 3-1 lead안전놀이터. The good trend continued with Park Jun-young’s solo shot, and Jo Su-haeng hit a hit. Here, Soo-bin Jeong made an exquisite bunt along the first base line. Panoni and catcher Junsu Han dashed at the same time. Panoni could have caught the ball, but Junsu Han caught the ball. But he couldn’t even throw to first base. Given the circumstances, Han Jun-su called the call, but as a result, Soo-bin Jeong laughed.
In the end, with no outs on first and second base, Kim Jae-ho’s sacrifice bunt and Yang Seok-hwan’s two RBI and timely hits gave Doosan a 5-1 victory. Afterwards, KIA chased after Na Seong-beom’s two-run gun, but it was thanks to two bunts that Doosan was able to maintain the overall flow of the game.
For KIA, in the 6th inning, shortstop Kim Do-young made a catching error on Park Jun-young’s batted ball, and in the 7th inning, Kim Dae-yu easily caught Su-bin Su’s missed ball, but threw it to first base. They were blocked by Doosan ace Raul Alcantara and
could not connect with the batting line, but with three errors, it was difficult to win.Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “The batting lineup performed evenly and showed a well-organized performance. It feels like the entire team is working together. “Every game is important, and I will do my best to show the fans as good as I am now,” he said.