‘Breaking the 3-game losing streak’ manager Kim Jong-kook “All bullpen pitchers did their job, Shin Bum-soo’s home run gives us good momentum”

“After Medina, the bullpen did their job and kept the offense at bay”

The KIA Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Friday.

Starting pitcher Adonis Medina struggled, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in 3⅓ innings. However, the bullpen of Lee Jun-young (⅓ scoreless inning), Jang Hyun-sik (1⅓ scoreless innings), Kim Yoo-shin (⅔ scoreless innings), Park Jun-pyo (⅓ scoreless inning), Hwang Dong-ha (2 scoreless innings), and Choi Ji-min (1 scoreless inning) preserved the win 메이저사이트.

In a postgame interview, manager Kim Jong-kook said, “The bullpen pitchers who came in after Medina all did their job and kept the opposing offense at bay. In particular, Jang Hyun-sik worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the fourth inning when we were down by two runs, and Park Joon-pyo, who came in with runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth inning, did a good job of getting one out. Hwang Dong-ha continues to pitch well,” he said, praising his pitchers.

The KIA bats pounded out 10 hits and one home run. Shin Bum-soo hit his first home run in 1485 days, since May 22, 2019, against the Gwangju Lotte, while Kim Sun-bin, Lee Chang-jin, and Lee Woo-sung had multi-hit performances. Ryu Ji-hyuk and Park Chan-ho also contributed with two hits.

Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “The bats took the lead early in the game with a double by Lee Chang-jin. In the top of the fourth inning, Shin Beom-soo hit a two-run home run to keep the offense going. RBI singles by Park Chan-ho and Ryu Ji-hyuk also helped us win the game as we needed extra runs.”

After snapping a three-game losing streak, head coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I hope today’s game will revitalize the team’s mood. I am grateful to the players for doing their best to win and to the fans for their unwavering support.”

KIA will travel to Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on April 16 for a three-game home series against NC. KIA will start Lee Yi-ri and NC will start Lee Jae-hak.

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