The KT Wiz snapped a four-game losing streak and kicked off the first week of June with a winning series.
KT used a bullpen day on the mound and a cohesive batting line-up to secure a 5-2 victory over the Doosan Bears in the third game of a three-game weekend series in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Thursday.메이저놀이터
KT, which started bullpen pitcher Lee Sun-woo, got a triple play in the top of the first inning and then had runners on first and second with no outs after Kim Min-hyuk singled and Kim Sang-soo walked, but failed to score the go-ahead run.
Then, in the top of the second inning, Doosan Rojas hit a two-run home run over the right field fence. However, KT answered right back in the bottom of the inning to turn the game around.
After Lee Ho-yeon singled to left field and Park Kyung-soo walked, Kim Sang-soo hit a two-run double over the third baseman’s head to make it a one-run game, and Kang Baek-ho hit a two-run single to right field to make it 3-2.
After a lull in the third and fourth innings, the KT bats added another run in the fifth. Park Byung-ho singled to the third baseman, followed by a timely double to left-centre by Jang Jang-woo to bring home Park. An error by the shortstop and a walk to Hwang Jae-gyun loaded the bases, but Lee Ho-yeon was stranded.
In the bottom of the sixth, Ahn Chi-young led off with a double to right-centre and advanced to third on an intentional walk by Kang Baek-ho and an RBI single by Park Byung-ho to make it 5-2.
Following Lee Sun-woo in the circle, Joo Kwon, Son Dong-hyun, and Park Young-hyun pitched two scoreless innings in tandem to keep KT in the game, and closer Kim Jae-yoon came on in the ninth to secure the win with a triple play.
At the plate, Kang Baek-ho went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Park Byung-ho went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Lee Ho-yeon went 1-for-4 with a double.
After the game, manager Lee Kang-chul said, “The pitchers did their job 100% today, including starter Lee Sun-woo. Catcher Jang Sung-woo’s pitching lead and ball placement were good, and the batters showed cohesion when they needed to and scored early, which I think was the key to our victory.”