‘Longer slump’ KIA, 16 consecutive scoreless innings… biggest unsolved problem
The KIA Tigers lineup is not using their strength at all토토사이트. It’s a serious situation where the silence is long.
KIA suffered a 0-2 defeat in the third game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 16th. In the 10th inning, Kim Dae-yu let Lee Jung-hoo finish with a two-run home run and hung his head.
Starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong performed 7 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts, and no runs, but the ace’s reverse pitch was useless. The batting line stopped at 5 hits until the 10th inning and did not make a single run. He had only two scoring chances in 10 innings. He had chances for a run and second base in each of the third and sixth innings, but no runs were scored.
Before the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “There are no points in the scoring zone, but the players’ hits continue to come out. However, there are no hits from chances and long hits are lacking. I know it doesn’t come out. I have an obsession, but I want you to do it according to your own routine and as prepared.” However, the commander’s wish was never fulfilled.
It is the shocking water bat that is holding KIA’s ankle. KIA is the lowest with a team batting average of 0.238 and an OPS of 0.608. Moreover, the batting average in scoring position is also last. It remains at 0.178, less than 20%. Ryu Ji-hyeok (0.344) is the only 30% hitter on the team.
Recently, KIA has been unable to escape from the downward trend. They have produced just 12 points in their last 7 games. During this period, KIA only won 1 win. Here, on the 15th, after the 3rd inning against Gocheok Kiwoom, he has not been able to score and is tied to a scoreless chain for 16 consecutive innings.
Amidst the extreme sluggishness of the other line, KIA fell to the bottom of the leaderboard. The season record is 3 wins and 8 losses, and it is in the swamp of 4 consecutive losses. The mound is also often shaking, but above all, the team needs to hit to make a breakthrough.
After taking a breath on the 17th, KIA will play three consecutive away matches against the Lotte Giants from the 18th. He must get out of the batting slump, which is considered the biggest challenge, as soon as possible.