Kiwoom Heroes gave the series sweep to SSG Landers in succession.
Kiwoom lost 6-7 after a bloody battle that went to the 11th inning against SSG of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 7th, and fell into a quagmire of 4 consecutive losses.
Kiwoom and SSG met in the Korean Series last year and fought bloody battles. After a fierce battle, SSG won the Korean Series with 4 wins and 2 losses, and Kiwoom stayed in the runner-up. In the Korean Series, they fought fiercely, but in the regular season, SSG had a one-sided advantage. In the regular season, SSG overwhelmed Kiwoom with 11 wins and 5 losses.
Kiwoom is weak against SSG this season as well. From the 21st to the 23rd of last month, in three consecutive away matches against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, they suffered a series sweep loss, and gave up all three games in three consecutive matches on Children’s Day held at their home stadium. This is the first time SSG has swept 3 games in Gocheok.
In particular, it is quite painful for Kiwoom to suffer a series sweep loss in three consecutive matches on Children’s Day. Jeong Chan-heon, who made his first appearance of the season, pitched more than expected, and despite the appearances of ace An Woo-jin and second starter Eric Yokishi, the losing streak could not be broken. Jung Chan-heon, who took the mound in the first game of the series, played his role perfectly, recording 2 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings, but ended up becoming a losing pitcher. An Woo-jin also fought hard with 6 hits (1 home run) in 7 innings, 10 strikeouts and 2 runs, but he did not receive support for scoring and became a losing pitcher. 토토사이트
The process of giving up the last game here was also not good. In the 11th inning, where both teams were tied 6-6, shortstop Edison Russell made a catch error in the 11th inning with 1 out on 2nd base, creating a crisis with 1 out on 1st and 3rd base. The shock was even greater because Russell, a former National League All-Star and a shortstop who had won the World Series, had shown a high level of defense. In the end, Kiwoom was hit by a 1-run sacrifice fly by Hanyu Island and gave up the game. It was a score that would not have been given if it had not been for Russell’s mistake.
Kiwoom, which showed its will to win by recruiting Lee Won-seok, Won Jong-hyun, and Lim Chang-min last winter, is not in a good mood at the beginning of the season. With the defeat on this day, they fell into a 4-game losing streak, and are staying in 8th place in the league with 13 wins and 17 losses.
Attention is focusing on whether Kiwoom, who was completely defeated by SSG, who competed for the Korean Series championship last year, will be able to succeed in rebounding for the rest of the season.