Kia Tigers look to sweep a three-game series against Incheon. If they take the final day, it will be their eighth straight win in two years.
KIA will play the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday.
The previous day (Feb. 2), they won the 12th game 12-4. Rookie left-hander Yoon Young-cheol earned his eighth win of the season with seven hits (one home run), five strikeouts and three runs over five innings.
Lee Yi-ri started the final day of the trip in Incheon. Lee is 10-6 with a 3.87 ERA in 21 games this season. He pitched four innings of two-run ball against the KT Wiz on March 22. He was unable to go the distance due to shoulder soreness.
Lee took the mound for the first time in 12 days against SSG after recovering from shoulder inflammation. This will be his second start against SSG. His first start of the season was against SSG. On April 2, he earned the win with five innings and three runs (one earned).
The bats are expected to provide offensive support. The KIA batters are hitting quite well. On the first day of their trip to Incheon, they won 10-2. They demolished SSG foreign left-hander Roenis Elias, who had been pitching well lately. They also demolished the bullpen.
KIA has scored 35 runs in its last three games. The offense is exploding. The center fielders Na Sung-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, and Socrates have been doing a great job.
In Game 1, Park Chan-ho had three hits (one home run) and two RBIs, Kim Do-young had three hits and one RBI, Na Sung-beom had three hits (one home run), five RBIs and one walk, Choi Hyung-woo had one hit, and Socrates had two hits (one home run) and two RBIs.토토사이트
In game two, Na Sung-beom led the offense with two hits (one home run), two RBIs and one walk, Choi Hyung-woo had two hits and one RBI, and Socrates had two hits, three RBIs, one walk and two runs scored.
As a team, KIA is second in batting average at .282, behind first-place LG (.273). However, if you narrow it down to the second half of the season, KIA has the best team batting average at 3-for-3. They also have the best on-base percentage at .441. They also have the highest OPS at .812.
In his last 10 games, Na Sung-bum is batting 4-for-4 with four home runs and 14 RBIs. Choi Hyung-woo is hitting 4-for-4 with two home runs and 10 RBIs. In the last 10 games, both players are batting 4-for-4.
Behind them, foreign hitter Socrates is supporting the offense with a 3-for-3 record with two home runs and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games. Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young, and Kim Sun-bin are taking turns at the top of the order, with the three taking turns being the go-to guys.
KIA is looking to win eight games in a row for the first time in two years since 2021 (July 1-August 13). It remains to be seen if they can continue their winning ways with a strong offense.