The KIA Tigers re-entered the win column and kept their hopes alive for fall baseball.
The KIA Tigers won game one of their 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League doubleheader against the KT Wiz 10-2 on Thursday at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, the 14th game of the season. Sixth-place KIA swept KT for the second straight day to move within two games of fifth-place SSG. They are now 66 wins, 2 ties and 65 losses on the season.
Starter Thomas Panoni earned his sixth win of the season (3-3) with six innings of four-hit ball, four walks and two strikeouts. He was followed by Jun-pyo Park, Dae-yu Kim, and Hyun-sik Jang. At the plate, Socrates Brito led the offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young, Lee Woo-sung, and Ko Jong-wook provided support with multi-hit performances.
KIA head coach Kim Jong-kook said after the game, “Panoni did a great job as a starter, pitching six innings. 토토사이트 We had a crisis at the beginning of the game, but he managed to keep it to a minimum and then pitched a quality start with good pitch count management.” “In the batting order, all the players who started, from leadoff hitter Park Chan-ho to Kim Kyu-sung, showed active offense. Kim Do-young’s two-run homer in the first inning set the tone for the game, and our focused offense in the top of the sixth helped us get the big inning and win the game. We minimized the use of our bullpen, so we will prepare well for the second game of the doubleheader.”
KIA will play the second game of the doubleheader against KT at 6:37 p.m. at the same venue. Mario Sanchez (KIA) and Sun-woo Lee (KT) are scheduled to start.