“What a magic in the world” Last place in two months → Leap to third place…KT defeated Doosan and won 7 consecutive games in 391 days, “Hwang Jae-kyun’s winning shot bang!”
The KT Wiz won 4-3 in Game 10 of the season against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 4th.
KT has won seven consecutive games, beating Doosan and moving up to third place in 107 days since the match against Suwon SSG on April 19. 48 wins, 2 draws and 43 losses in the season. The seven consecutive wins are the most consecutive wins of the season, exceeding the previous six consecutive wins, and it is the first time in 391 days since the match against Lotte in Suwon on July 9, 2022. Until just two months ago, KT was in last place with a win-loss margin of -14.
On the other hand, Doosan, which lost its third place after losing two consecutive games, had 46 wins, one draw, and 43 losses.
The home team Doosan has set up a starting lineup of Jung Soo-bin (center fielder), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman), Yang Eui-ji (catcher), Hose Rojas (nominated hitter), Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman), Song Seung-hwan (left fielder), Yang Chan-yeol (right fielder), and Huh Kyung-min (3rd baseman). No. 4 hitter Kim Jae-hwan was excluded from the starting lineup due to his poor performance.
In response, the away team KT faced off in the order of Kim Min-hyuk (right fielder), Kim Sang-soo (shortstop), Anthony Alford (left fielder), Park Byung-ho (1st baseman), Hwang Jae-kyun (3rd baseman), Lee Ho-yeon (2nd baseman), Moon Sang-chul (nominated hitter), Kim Joon-tae (fourth baseman), Bae Jung-dae (center fielder)
The first point was KT’s charge. After one out in the first inning, Kim Sang-soo and Alford picked up consecutive walks against Doosan starter Kim Dong-joo, whose control was shaken. Since then, Park Byung-ho has made a full base with a base hit and Hwang Jae-kyun with a straight walk, and Lee Ho-yeon calmly broke the 0 balance with a push-out walk. However, the continued two-out full base chance was canceled as Moon Sang-chul struck out.
Doosan launched a counterattack in the third inning. Leads Huh Kyung-min and Jung Soo-bin opened the door with consecutive hits, and Yang Seok-hwan hit a tie-breaking sacrifice fly and Yang Eui-ji hit a timely RBI reversal in the second and third bases with one out that led to Kim Jae-ho’s sacrifice bunt. Rojas then set the table with two outs and Kang Seung-ho walked, but Seung-hwan ended the inning with a fly ball to left field.
KT did not back down. After leading players Moon Sang-chul and Kim Joon-tae picked up consecutive walks in the fourth inning, Bae Jung-dae succeeded in making a sacrifice bunt. Kim Min-hyuk then hit a sacrifice fly to the left fielder to balance 2-2.
The winner was the seventh inning. KT’s concentration stood out after two outs. With Park Byung-ho opening the door with a hit, Hwang Jae-kyun fired a two-run shot to decide the game. In the 1B-1S, Hwang Jae-kyun hit a high fastball (147km) outside the third pitch of Doosan Pilseungjo Jung Chul-won and crossed the right fence. It was the second home run of the season in 42 days since the match against KIA in Gwangju on June 23.
Doosan chased by one point with pinch hitter Kim In-tae’s one-run timely RBI, which returned from a chance greeted by pitcher Son Dong-hyun’s throwing error and Kang Seung-ho’s walk after two outs in the eighth inning, but it was not enough to tie the score. pinch hitter Kim Jae-hwan, who appeared with two outs and runners on first and third bases, struck out swinging.
Doosan also made a chance with two outs and runners on first and second base in the last ninth inning, trailing 3-4, but Jang Seung-hyun failed to save it. 안전놀이터
KT starter Bae Je-sung won his fifth win (6 losses) of the season with seven hits, four walks, one strikeout, and two runs in six innings. Joo Kwon, Son Dong-hyun and Park Young-hyun followed, while setup man Park Young-hyun finished and reported his second save of the season. In the batting lineup, Hwang Jae-kyun, who recorded two hits and one walk, including the winning home run, stood out.
On the other hand, Doosan’s starter Kim Dong-joo went down with three hits, five walks, two strikeouts and two runs in three innings, and Jung Chul-won, who dedicated a two-run shot to Hwang Jae-kyun, became a losing pitcher. Huh Kyung-min’s three hits and Rojas’ two hits faded from defeat.