Kim Jong-kook “Im Ki-young-Jung Hae-young 3 in a row, it must have been hard, thank you”

Kia continued its charge into fall baseball with a three-game sweep to reclaim sixth place in the standings.

The Kia Tigers won 6-3 against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Tuesday.

On the day, KIA was led by starting pitcher Thomas Pannoni, who pitched 6⅔ innings of five-hit ball to earn his first win since returning to the mound, while Lim Ki-young and Jung Hae-young combined to pitch ⅓ inning each in the three-game sweep. At the plate, Socrates Brito went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored.

“We are happy to end the week with back-to-back wins,” said KIA head coach Kim Jong-guk after the game, “Panoni, in his third start since returning to the KBO, went over six innings and set the stage for our victory. He had solid command of his pitches and worked the batters well, and he’s been pitching better and better with each outing. I’m thankful that Im Ki-young and Jung Hae-young, who pitched three consecutive games today, did their job so well, even though it must have been physically difficult for them.” 메이저놀이터

“In the batting lineup, Choi Won-jun did a good job as a leadoff hitter, Kim Do-young scored the winning run, Na Sung-beom scored two runs, and Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates did a good job in the center field. I would like to praise the batters for their concentration at the plate,” he said.

In conclusion, Coach Kim Jong-kook said, “We were able to win the series because all the players did their part. I would like to thank the fans for their unwavering support and we will continue to carry this momentum into next week.”

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