‘Extension 11 times, 25 hits, 6 errors, great scuffle’ SSG, Children’s Day 3 consecutive sweeps → 5 consecutive wins… Kiwoom’s 4th consecutive loss

 SSG Landers swept 3 consecutive matches against Kiwoom Heroes on Children’s Day and sprinted to 5 wins in a row.

SSG won 7-6 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 7th and ran for 5 consecutive wins. SSG, which continued until the 11th inning and won a bloody battle with both teams totaling 25 hits and 6 errors, achieved a series sweep in three consecutive matches on Children’s Day, firmly maintaining its lead in the league. 

The SSG batting line drove in 14 hits. Hanyu Island led the victory on the day by blowing a final sacrifice fly in the 11th inning of overtime. Guillermo Heredia had 4 hits and 2 RBIs in 6 at-bats, and Park Seong-han and Kim Seong-hyun also had 3 hits. 

Rookie starting pitcher Song Young-jin recorded the most sluggish pitching since his debut with 7 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs (4 earned) in 3⅔ innings. However, the bullpen led by Lim Jun-seop (1⅓ innings scoreless) – Park Min-ho (1 inning scoreless) – Koh Hyo-jun (1 inning scoreless) – Choi Min-jun (2 innings scoreless) – Baek Seung-gun (2 scoreless innings) laid the foundation for the team’s victory.

Kiwoom fell into a 4-game losing streak after being swept in the series at home. Against SSG this season, they are overwhelmed with all 6 losses. Starting pitcher Eric Yorkish struggled with 7 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 5 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings. In the batting line, Kim Hye-sung and Lee Hyung-jong went 4 on base with 2 hits and 2 walks, but the team lost. 

In SSG,스포츠토토 Seong-Han Park got on base with a hit in the first inning, and Choi Jeong-ui’s true base and Guillermo Heredia’s 1 RBI and timely hit took the first run. 

Kiwoom immediately launched a counterattack in the first inning. Leading batter Lee Jung-hoo went on base due to a catch error by the second baseman, and Kim Hye-seong picked out a walk. Kim Hye-seong attempted to steal second base from 2 out 1 and 3 base, which led to Edison Russell’s advance base, and at this time, the catcher threw an error, and Lee Jung-hoo came home and scored the tying score. 

SSG, who allowed a tie due to an error, continued to expose the uneasy defense. Park Chan-hyeok’s batted ball resulted in an error by the shortstop in the second out, first and second base chance that led to Lee Hyeong-jong’s walk, and the second out scored the bases full. Kiwoom succeeded in a 2-1 reversal as Lee Byeong-gyu created an RBI infield hit. 

In SSG, lead batter Oh Tae-gon picked a walk and walked away in the second inning, and Kim Sung-hyun tied the score with 1 RBI and double, returning the game to the starting point. In the 1 out 1st and 3rd base chance, which led to a wild pitch and catcher’s catcher’s error on the batted ball by Choi Sang-min, Choi Kyung-mo hit an RBI infield hit and regained the lead. Park Seong-han’s walk led to a run with bases loaded, Choi Jeong’s 1 RBI sacrifice fly and Heredia’s 1 RBI infield hit added two more runs. 

Kiwoom started chasing again in the second inning. Lee Yong-kyu hit, Lee Jung-hoo double, Kim Hye-seong 1 RBI, timely hit, and Russell 1 RBI, true base, making up for the two points and catching up with a 1-run lead. In the third inning, lead hitter Lee Byeong-gyu went on base with a hit, and Kim Dong-heon hit 1 RBI and 3 bases to tie the game. After that, pitcher Balk came out and turned the game around again. 

For SSG, lead batter Park Seong-han hit in the 7th inning, and Choi Joo-hwan picked out a walk to make 2 out 1st and 2nd base. Pinch hitter Hanyu-seom returned the game to the starting point with an RBI and a timely hit. 

In the game that went into overtime, SSG laughed. In the 11th inning of overtime, Choi Jung-ho hit a double, and Choi Joo-hwan hit the ball, and shortstop Russell made a fatal mistake, putting them on first and third bases with one out. Hanyu Island gave the team the lead again with an RBI sacrifice fly. Kiwoom made the last chance with Lee Won-seok’s walk and Lee Hyung-jong’s hit in the 11th inning, but could not score. 

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