The Doosan Bears achieved a dramatic first win thanks to the concentration of the hitters. Infielder Kang Seung-ho achieved his first cycling hit in his debut.
Doosan won 8-6 in the 13th game of the season of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 15th, recording 5 consecutive wins and recording 62 wins, 1 draw, and 57 losses (0.521). On the other hand, KIA, who could not break their losing streak despite a bloody battle that lasted over four hours, fell into a quagmire of three consecutive losses, with 60 wins, 2 draws, and 55 losses (0.522). The team’s ranking fell one level from 4th to 5th. Additionally, the rides of 5th place KIA and 6th place Doosan completely disappeared.
No matter what anyone says, the star of the game that day was Kang Seung-ho. After getting a walk in his first at-bat, he started with a home run in his second at-bat, followed by a triple, a double, and a hit in that order, achieving the 30th cycling hit in KBO League history.
Most recently, Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) achieved the record against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on October 25, 2021. If we narrow the scope to the Doosan team, a cycling hit was born 2,291 days after Jin-ho Jeong (June 7, 2017, against Samsung Lions in Jamsil).카지노
Including Doosan’s predecessor OB days, Lim Hyeong-seok (August 23, 1992, against Jamsil Lotte Giants), Lee Jong-wook (April 11, 2009, against Jamsil LG Twins), and Oh Jae-won (May 23, 2014, against Jamsil Hanwha Eagles). , Park Geon-woo (Gwangju KIA game on June 16, 2016), and Jeong Jin-ho, this is his 6th cycling hit.
The ‘reverse natural cycling hit’, which runs in reverse order from home runs to single hits, is a record that has never been seen before in the history of the KBO League. Although it is not an officially recorded record, it was meaningful to Kang Seung-ho.
In addition, starting catcher Yang Eui-ji also did his part with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 run, and Park Jun-young, who came on as a substitute as a pinch hitter, swept 2 RBIs with a solo shot in the top of the 8th inning and a push-out walk in the top of the 9th, helping the team win. contributed.
On the mound, starting pitcher Brandon Waddell performed poorly, allowing 7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, and 6 runs (4 earned) in 4⅔ innings, but the bullpen pitchers who followed him were Young-ha Lee (17 pitches, no runs in 1⅓ innings) and Kang-ryul Kim (13 pitches, 1 run). 1 inning, 1 strikeout, no runs allowed – Kim Myeong-shin (21 pitches, 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, no runs) – Jeong Cheol-won (18 pitches, 1 inning, no runs), and they held off KIA’s chase with a good pitching relay and no runs.
After the game, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Today is Kang Seung-ho’s day. The record of cycling hits is great, but all of those hits came at moments when the team really needed them. It has great meaning for both the team and the individual. It is the first and most personal hit in history.” “I sincerely congratulate you on your 30th record,” he said to applause.
Coach Lee continued, “On the mound, starting pitcher Brandon left the mound early, but all of the relievers who came on the mound after him did their part,” and added, “I am grateful to the players who did not lose concentration until the end despite the short game time in humid weather. “I am also grateful to the fans who have supported me so far.”
Doosan will challenge for its 6th consecutive win and winning series with Raul Alcantara as the starter on the 16th.