KIA Kim Do-young ties Cheongeum with a tiebreaking hit and a wedge to take the lead

‘Hwangdang Jurusa? I hit it with an atonement hit’

For the first time in five days, the Kia Motors baseball team has reclaimed first place. The team celebrated its return to the top spot with a blowout victory thanks to record-holder Choi Hyung-woo (41), who set a new career-high in RBIs, and pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong (36), who pitched an indomitable game.

Kia won 13-7 against SSG in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday. It was a thrilling come-from-behind victory that overturned a five-run deficit in the fourth inning.

Avenging an extra-inning loss the day before, KIA moved into first place with 38 wins, 27 losses and one draw, half a game ahead of LG (38 wins, 28 losses and two draws). LG dropped its third straight game after losing 4-5 and 5-4 against Samsung and Daegu on the same day.

Choi Hyung-woo, the No. 4 hitter, was the star of the show. He went 3-for-6 with a game-winning single in the sixth inning and a three-run homer in the seventh. Choi Hyung-woo added six more RBIs to reach 4083 in his career, surpassing the 4077 RBIs of Doosan’s Lee Seung-yeop, the “national hitter,” to become the all-time leader.

Yang Hyun-jong’s pitching also shined. He gave up five runs on eight hits, including four in the third inning, but struck out six and lasted 5⅔ innings. In the meantime, the offense rallied and Yang picked up his fifth win of the season (3-3). In particular, Yang led the atmosphere as he walked off the mound in the bottom of the sixth inning, raising his arms toward the Kia dugout on the third base side to encourage support.

However, the performance of infielder Kim Do-young, who is 20 years younger than Choi Hyung-woo, cannot be overlooked. Kim batted third and went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored in the victory.

The hits were especially valuable in the clutch. With runners on first and third with two outs in the sixth inning, Kim tied the game at 5-5 with a single to left field. Choi Hyung-woo followed with the game-winning RBI single to left.

In the seventh inning, Choi delivered a big blow that sealed the game. With the score 7-5 and the bases loaded, Kim Do-young hit a two-out double to 안전놀이터 right-center field off reliever Park Min-ho. With two runners on base, Kim spiced things up with a wild pitch. Choi Hyung-woo followed with a three-run home run to put the game out of reach.

Kim shook off the previous day’s disappointment with a strong performance. On the 11th, Kim also hit a triple in the top of the second inning to give KIA an early 4-0 lead. However, Kim’s right foot came off the base slightly while she was doing a ceremony after stepping on the third base. SSG third baseman Choi Jung-jeong had his glove on Kim’s left thigh when he caught the ball, and after video review, Kim was ruled out.

It was a mouth-watering situation for Kia. If Kim Do-young had survived, there was a good chance he would have scored another run. Of course, the early run was not a bad thing, but it was disappointing considering that the game was decided by one run.

In the bottom of the 10th inning of extra innings, Kim Do-young made a throwing error with the bases loaded that ultimately cost them the game. Of course, there was a twist: Oh Tae-gon’s hard hit hit the pitcher, Kim Do-hyun, and bounced to Kim Do-young at third base. Kim hastily made a bare-handed throw to the plate but missed, allowing Oh to run 안전 토토사이트 to second base.

Park Ji-hwan’s RBI single scored Oh for the final run. Kim Do-young had a solid day at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a walk and three strikeouts, but he couldn’t smile about his poor baserunning and defense.

However, Kim swung a bat of atonement the next day, especially as Kia took over first place with a win.

Kim started off the year with a bang, winning the April Player of the Month honor. In 31 games through April, Kim batted .303 with 44 hits, 26 RBIs, and 29 runs scored. He became the first KBO player to record 10 home runs and 10 doubles in a month (14). May was no different, with a 23-game batting average of .326, but he slowed down slightly with three home runs, four doubles, 11 RBIs, and 19 runs scored.

But in June, he’s been on a tear with three home runs and four doubles in 10 games. Kim Do-young, the next leader of the Tiger Legion, is thriving amidst the pain.

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