(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Shin Chang-yong = Pro baseball’s Kiwoom Heroes won an exhilarating comeback victory over the Lotte Giants with Lee Jung-hoo’s hot performance.
Kiwoom overturned a 0-4 game and won 6-5 in the 8th game of the season against Lotte in the 2021 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 30th.
6th place Kiwoom, who was caught by Lotte the day before after running for five consecutive wins, rekindled the rising trend by blaspheming with a comeback win.
Lotte, in 8th place, finished 3 consecutive wins. Ace Dan Straley came on the pitch, but failed to hold a four-point lead.
Kiwoom Tae-Hoon Kim, who started in the 8th inning, failed to keep his 4-4 balance and allowed one run, but he was saved thanks to the back heart of the other line.
Closing pitcher Jo Sang-woo, who started in the ninth inning, harvested 14 saves for the season.
Lee Jung-hoo, who tore his glove the day before in a slump in hitting, succeeded in reviving with three hits and two RBIs, leading the team to a comeback victory.
Kim Hye-seong, the national duo with Lee Jung-hoo, became the main character in the final blow in the 8th inning.
Lotte started off pleasantly with Lee Dae-ho’s full-run homer in the first inning.
Lee Dae-ho, who entered the plate with two bases, hit Kiwoom’s Ahn Woo-jin’s second pitch with a 154km-long fastball and overcame the left middle fence.
It is Lee Dae-ho’s second all-time home run this season. 9th personal record.
Lee Dae-ho, who hit his 10th home run of the season, became the ninth in KBO history to simultaneously achieve a double-digit home run for 13 consecutive years and the 25th 900 points in history.
Kiwoom’s shortstop Kim Hye-sung, who came from 1 company, 1 base, made a mistake in throwing the ball as an excuse for a large number of runs.
Although Ahn Woo-jin allowed Lee Dae-ho to take one shot, he blocked the 4-6 innings with a tripod and continued to pitch powerfully.
Kiwoom pulled the reins in pursuit with Ahn Woo-jin suppressing additional runs and Lee Jung-hoo.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Kiwoom made up for one point with a right-handed hit from Lee Jeong-hoo at 2nd and 1st and 2nd base.
At the end of the 6th inning, lead hitter Kim Hye-seong opened the door with a heavy hit.
Kim Hye-seong, who cut the start at the same time as Lee Jeong-hoo’s left middle double hit, dug into the groove at once.
In Kiwoom, Park Dong-won and Lee Yong-gyu took consecutive walks to make a full base and pulled Lotte’s Strayley off the mound.
Park Byeong-ho scored a sacrifice fly from left fielder Oh Hyun-taek of Lotte sidearm and succeeded in chasing by one point.
Kiwoom continued to have a chance to complete the first round after that, but against the changed pitcher Lee In-bok, Lee Ji-young hit a straight hit at second base and Seo Geon-chang retreated with an infield ground ball and failed to come back.
Lotte took the lead again by scoring one point with Jun-woo Jeon’s left middle double in the first base in the 8th inning.
However, the anxious bullpen could not keep the lead by one point.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, Kiwoom turned the game back to the starting point when Lee Ji-young scored a right-handed hit to Lotte Koo Seung-min in one company, first base and third base.
In the continued two-team first and second bases, Kim Hye-seong turned the tide by calling second-base runner Song Woo-hyeon home with a left-handed hit.
In the early ninth inning, lead hitter Han Dong-hee took the last chance with a dominant double on base, but all subsequent batters hit the ground with a single hit.
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2021/06/30 22:04 Send