“It would have been worth it to tie the game, but they hit the game-winner”
KIA Tigers manager Kim Jong-kook thanked Lee Chang-jin for coming in as a pinch-hitter and hitting the winning run.
KIA will play the final game of a three-game weekend series against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Monday at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju. The day before, KIA snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory behind ace Yang Hyun-jong.
The fourth inning was the deciding factor. Trailing 1-3, Byun Woo-hyuk singled to pull within one run, and with runners on first and second, Han Seung-taek brought up pinch-hitter Lee Chang-jin, who lined a three-pitch fastball from LG starter Kim Yoon-sik into right-center field to score both runners and give KIA a 4-3 lead. Lee’s hit would prove to be the game-winner as Kia held on for the win.
“We should have scored one more run when we had the chance,” said manager Kim Jong-kook before the game on the 28th. I thought it was a chance to turn the tide, and Chang-jin did a great job,” he said, adding, “Even if we had tied the game, it would have been worth it to play LG, but I think he was a factor in the victory.”메이저사이트
Lee Chang-jin, who had reached base in every at-bat the previous day with a walk and two strikeouts, was in the starting lineup for the first time since May 13 against Doosan in Jamsil. KIA lined up Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Ko Jong-wook (left fielder), Socrates (center fielder), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Kim Sun-bin (second baseman), Lee Chang-jin (right fielder), Byun Woo-hyuk (third baseman), Hwang Dae-in (first baseman), and Han Seung-taek (catcher) against LG starter Im Chan-kyu. Shawn Anderson will be the starting pitcher.