One year in the same place but different circumstances, Kiwoom in contention for KS title, threatened to end the season in last place
Kiwoom Heroes lost the final game of the season. They tied the game, but failed to turn it over and made an error.
Kiwoom lost its final game of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 13, 2-3.
Foreign starter Ariel Furado pitched five innings of two-run ball. After an early run, he settled in nicely. Yoon Seok-won pitched one scoreless inning, followed by Cho Young-gun and Kim Jae-woong.
The batting order was Kim Hye-sung (second base), Dawson (center field), Lee Ju-hyung (designated hitter), Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop), Song Sung-moon (third base), Lim Ji-yeol (first base), Park Soo-jong (right field), Kim Jae-hyun (catcher), and Park Chan-hyuk (left field).
In the top of the first, Kim singled to left and Dawson followed with a single to right. Lee Ju-hyung drew a walk. SSG left-hander Oh Won-seok walked. Kim Hwijip flied out to center field, scoring Kim Hye-sung from third.
The Hurados gave up a single to Guillermo Heredia in the bottom of the first and a solo home run to Choi Joo-hwan in the second, but they held on without scoring another run. In the top of the ninth, Kim Hwi-jip hit a tying solo home run off SSG reliever Seo Jin-yong.
In the bottom of the ninth, Moon gave up a walk to Park Sung-hyun, and Oh Tae-gon’s sacrifice bunt put runners on first and second. 카지노사이트킴 After walking Choi Joo-hwan on an automatic walk, Kim Sung-hyun hit a foul fly to right field.
With runners on first and third, Moon gave up a single to Ha Jae-hoon. Moon Sung-hyun walked with the bases loaded. Choo Shin-Soo grounded out to the first baseman. The ball was hit between the first and second basemen.
First baseman Lim Ji-yeol made a flying catch. However, he dropped the ball while trying to throw to Moon Sung-hyun at first base, allowing Park Sung-hyun to score from third base and Choo Shin-soo to score from first base, ending the game.
Before the game, head coach Hong Won-ki reflected on the season, saying, “The last game last year was also in Incheon, and the last game this year is also in Incheon.” Kiwoom faced SSG in the Korean Series last year in Incheon, where the two teams are related.
They won the first and second games 1-1 in Incheon, and the third and fourth games 1-1 in Gocheok. In the end, they followed SSG, the regular season’s No. 1 team, back to Incheon, where their season ended with a 4-5 loss in Game 5 and a 3-4 loss in Game 6.
Last year, they ended the season on the highest stage, but this year, they’ll finish in last place. If the Hanwha Eagles lose all three of their remaining games, Kiwoom could finish ninth. They played their last game at the same venue, but the situation is completely reversed.