‘10 Strikeouts, No 4 Balls’ Perfect control,
1 run in 6.1 innings Successful debut
Na Seong-beom, 7th inning two-run four victory key
team, 9th place in a week → 6th place ‘Jump’
On the last 2 days, KIA lost 1-3 against LG in Jamsil At the time of the loss, the ranking was down to 9th place. The ride with Doosan, who was fifth at the time, was only 3.5 games away, so KIA threw a bold game to rebound the team atmosphere. Through a trade with Samsung on the 5th, he gave away top-notch infielder Ryu Ji-hyeok and brought in Kim Tae-gun (33) to gain more experience as a catcher. Here, on the 6th, it showed an unprecedented change by replacing all two foreign pitchers. They sent out Adonis Medina and Sean Anderson and recruited Mario Sanchez (29), who played in the Taiwan League, and Thomas Panoni (29), who played as a substitute foreign pitcher for KIA last year.
It seems that KIA’s number of wins is all right. KIA won 5-1 in the 2023 KBO League away game against KT held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 9th, sweeping all three weekend matches. KIA, who caught both games except for the game on the 4th, which was canceled due to rain in three consecutive matches during the week against SSG, won all five games played from the 5th to the 9th. KIA, which had a season record of 35 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses, jumped up one notch to 6th place, beating Kiwoom (38 wins, 2 draws, 43 losses), who lost 2-9 to Doosan in Jamsil that day. It was a vertical jump from 9th to 6th in just one week.
The protagonist of the victory on this day was Sanchez, who made his debut in the KBO League as a substitute foreign pitcher. Sanchez, who threw a fastball (43 pitches) with a maximum speed of 147 km/h as his main weapon, threw various pitches such as slider (20 pitches), cutter (12 pitches), curveball (6 pitches), changeup (5 pitches), and two-seam (2 pitches). He fooled the other KT line. His stable control was also impressive, as he did not give up a single walk while eliminating 10 strikeouts. With a perfect pitch of 6.1 innings, 5 hits (1 home run), 10 strikeouts and 1 run, Sanchez reported his first win in his KBO League debut.
Sanchez showed irregular double-kicking when pitching that day, and when a runner went to first base, he looked back at first base once and then showed a unique check-up motion to check first base again. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol made two lengthy protests about Sanchez’s unique moves, but Sanchez continued his good fight regardless. After the game, Sanchez said, “I didn’t care about the opposing manager’s protests at all. It made me hotter,” he said.토토사이트 순위
In the other lineup, Na Seong-beom (33) stood out with a two-run four in the 7th inning while maintaining an uneasy 3-1 lead. Na Seong-beom, who led the team to victory with 3 RBIs including 2 homeruns the previous day, kicked up KT’s third pitcher Park Young-hyun’s 145km/h fastball in the 7th inning and hit a huge home run with a distance of 125m that crossed the center fence. Na Seong-beom, who only played his first game this season on the 23rd of last month due to a muscle damage to his left calf, is holding the center of the KIA lineup with a batting average of 0.353, 6 home runs and 12 RBIs in 12 games after returning.
In Jamsil, Doosan defeated Kiwoom 9-2 and won 8 consecutive victories. Hanwha defeated SSG 7-0 in Daejeon, and Samsung also beat NC 7-0 in Changwon. In Busan, Lotte defeated LG 7-4 and avenged the loss the previous day.