The KIA Tigers are competing with the Doosan Bears for 5th place. Mario Sanchez (29), the foreign pitcher he replaced, is worried because he has been sluggish for too long.
KIA won 6-5 in an away game against Samsung Lions in the 2023 KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 19th. Thanks to their concentration in the early 7th inning, when they were losing 1-5, the reverse was successful, and Ji-man Choi and Gi-young Lim, two pitchers from the Pil Seung-joo, kept the lead without conceding a run. KIA recorded 48 wins, 2 draws and 48 losses in the season, and tied for 5th place with Doosan.
The team’s strength, the batting line, showed a concentrated attack on this day as well. In the attack at the beginning of the 7th inning, Socrates Brito opened fire by hitting a right-handed double from opposing pitcher Chae-Heung Choi, and Sun-Bin Kim hit a true base against pitcher Lee Seung-Hyeon, who had changed. In this situation, Lee Chang-jin stopped at a ground ball, but the luck of the opponent shortstop’s throwing error dwelled and pursued one point. Lee Woo-seong, who came on as a pinch hitter, hit a two-run home run against opposing pitcher Lee Jae-ik and chased with a 4-5, 1-run lead. Recently, Park Chan-ho, who has a good sense of hitting, hit a timely hit and the score was tied at 5-5, and Choi Won-jun hit a timely hit from the changed pitcher Lee Sang-min, sending Chan-ho Park to third base, and Na Seong-beom hit a sacrifice fly to turn the game around.
KIA took revenge for the 2-12 complete defeat in the first leg the day before (18th). However, there are parts that remain regretful. This is because Sanchez, who started as a starting pitcher, was shaken by recording 8 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in 6 innings.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Sanchez hit lead hitter Lee Jae-hyun with a left-handed hit, and after one run, Kim Hyun-jun hit a left-handed hit. In the 4th inning, Kim Hyun-joon got a left-handed hit with 2nd out and 2nd base and gave up another 1 point.
Sanchez, who wore a KIA uniform as a substitute player, raised expectations by recording 6 1/3 innings and 1 run in his debut against KT Wiz on July 9th. He struck out 10 and threw a powerful pitch. In his next appearance against the Doosan Bears on July 21, he gave up 4 runs in 6 2/3 innings, but struck out 10.
However, he gave up four or more runs in all four games he pitched in August. He gave up 10 hits and 7 runs against Samsung on the 1st, and 4 runs in 4 and 1/3 innings against the Hanwha Eagles on the 6th. In the match against the Lotte Giants on the 13th, he scored 5 runs (1 earned run) due to an error by a fielder. On this day, he tried to rebound in the match against Samsung, but collapsed early again. It is comforting that he filled 6 innings.먹튀검증
He also allowed three home runs in his first two games as he struck out double digits in two consecutive games. There were many games where mismatches led to long hits. In the game against Samsung on the 19th, catcher Kim Tae-goon ordered a changeup on a low course. He was wary of making mistakes, even giving him the zero point with his mitt. But the ball went into the middle.
Kim Hyun-jun, who allowed 3 hits in the first match against Samsung on the 1st, got 2 hits that day as well. He also gave up two hits and a walk to Ryu Ji-hyeok, who had a home run and a double on the 1st.
Ace Yang Hyeon-jong was excluded from the first team entry due to his recent sluggish performance, and Yoon Young-cheol has ups and downs. Eui-ri Lee is fighting hard, but the power of the starting lineup is not living up to expectations. Firepower is hard to sustain. The variable for KIA to advance to the final 5 is the starting lineup.