One game out of last place.
The Kiwoom Heroes, coached by Hong Won-ki, fell into a six-game losing streak after losing their 10th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season 2-4 against the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park on April 4.
Kiwoom has been struggling in the second half of the season. With 3 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw in the second half, they are last in the standings. Kiwoom, which is also in ninth place with a season record of 41 wins, 55 losses and three draws, is now one game behind the last-place Samsung Lions (38 wins, 54 losses and one draw), who beat the LG Twins earlier in the day.
Kiwoom’s starting pitcher for the day was Jung Chan-heon. It was his first start since last month against the Doosan Bears. First start of the second half. Originally starting the second half of the season in the second team, Chung was moved back into the starting lineup when Choi Won-tae was traded to LG.
Jung did his job. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts. It was his eighth quality start of the season (6 innings or less).
But what came back was a loss. He took the lead in the first inning, but promptly gave up the tying run, a two-run double to Park Geon-woo in the third, and a run in the seventh, but gave up a single run in the eighth.
The bats just couldn’t get going on this day. They only managed three hits. Kim Jun-wan, Lee Ju-hyung, and Kim Dong-heon had the only hits. After two hits in the first inning, he didn’t get a hit after the fifth inning. He only reached base on a walk. Ronnie Dawson and Kim Hye-sung, who had been on fire, were also hitless.안전놀이터
Kiwoom is batting just .226 as a team during the six-game losing streak. They also have a 5.33 ERA. The team ranks eighth in batting average and ninth in ERA.
Dawson and Lee Joo-hyung have provided a boost to the batting lineup in the absence of ‘genius’ Lee Jeong-hoo, but the rest of the team has struggled.
They will need to win the fifth game to avoid falling to the bottom of the table. The starting pitcher is Jang Jae-young. In his most recent start, he struggled against Samsung Electronics in Gocheok on March 30, giving up six runs on six hits in 0.2 innings with a headshot ejection. He then came in as a substitute against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 1st and 2nd to check his condition.