‘Kim Sun-ki’s first start in 720 days’ extends Kiwoom’s winning streak to three games…KT loses second straight

September 2, 2023 0 Comments

Kiwoom defeats KT to extend its winning streak to three games.

Kiwoom swept KT 3-0 in a home game at the Gocheok SkyDome on Feb. 2. Kiwoom head coach Hong Won-ki reached the 200-win plateau as a head coach. The 34th in history. KT, on the other hand, fell into a losing streak.

Kiwoom’s batting order was third baseman Kim Tae-jin, second baseman Kim Hye-sung, left fielder Dawson, first baseman Song Sung-moon, designated hitter Lee Joo-hyung, right fielder Lee Hyung-jong, center fielder Lim Byung-wook, shortstop Kim Joo-hyung, and catcher Kim Dong-heon.

KT’s starting lineup was right fielder Kim Min-hyuk, center fielder Bae Jeong-dae, left fielder Alford, designated hitter Park Byung-ho, third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun, first baseman Oh Yoon-seok, second baseman Park Kyung-soo, shortstop Shin Bon-ki, and catcher Kang Hyun-woo. Kiwoom started Kim Sun-ki and KT started Lee Byung-seong.

Kiwoom loaded the bases in the first inning on an infield single by Kim Tae-jin and back-to-back walks by Kim Hye-sung and Dawson. Song Sung-moon’s sacrifice fly to left field scored the first run. With runners on first and second, Lee Joo-hyung singled to right to score another run. In the top of the third, Dawson doubled to left field, followed by Song’s RBI single to right field to make it 3-0.

Kiwoom starter Kim Sun-ki pitched six innings of three-hit ball with three walks and two strikeouts. It was his first start in 720 days since September 12, 2021 against Sajik Lotte. Yoon Seok-won, Ha Young-min, and Kim Jae-woong then took turns on the mound to preserve the three-run win. No. 4 Song Sung-moon led the offense with two hits and two RBIs.

KT was left stranded with three hits. Starting pitcher Choi Yoo-seong pitched relatively well, allowing three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five innings, but the bats went silent and he took the loss. It was his seventh loss of the season.

Meanwhile, manager Hong Won-ki said, “Kim Sun-ki pitched a brilliant relief appearance. He and Kim Dong-heon showed perfect coordination until the sixth inning and did 120% of their duties.” “The bullpen also did their job by closing the inning without giving up any runs. In particular, Yoon Seok-won pitched well today after yesterday, so I’m looking forward to the future,” he added.토토사이트

“On offense, we were able to set the tone in the first inning with a sacrifice fly by Song Sung-moon and an RBI single by Lee Ju-hyung.”

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