The KIA Tigers defeated the LG Twins with ‘running baseball’.
KIA won 6-3 in a confrontation with LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th. KIA, who had a 50% win rate (11-11) while running 4 consecutive wins, was tied for 5th place with the Doosan Bears. LG is in third place with 15 wins and 10 losses.
KIA played an active base run in this game. In the top of the first inning, Ko Jong-wook got a hit and tried to steal the base. Park Dong-won throws, but Oh Ji-hwan’s catch error came out late on the base cover and the ball fell back. After advancing to third base, Ko Jong-wook scored with pitcher Kang Hyo-jong’s balk when Kim Seon-bin was at bat. In the top of the second inning, with one out on first base, runner Lee Chang-jin succeeded in stealing base.
KIA’s stolen base came out in the 6th inning as well. After one out, Ryu Ji-hyeok walked on base. Kim Ho-ryeong stepped back with a fly ball in right field and got two outs, but Ryu Ji-hyeok tried to steal second base while Kim Seon-bin was at bat. Although it did not lead to a score after that, it was a part where the activeness of the KIA runners could be seen.
KIA, who succeeded in stealing three times, attempted a triple steal in the top of the ninth. Third base runner Kim Kyu-seong, who was looking for a gap in the 1B2S situation with the second runner loaded, dug into the home. Second base runner Lee Woo-sung and first base runner Socrates Brito also attempted to steal. Ham Deok-ju, who was late in grasping the situation, threw the ball at the catcher, but Kim Shu-ung was quick. 크크크벳
After the game, Kim Kyu-seong said, “After the pitcher exchanged autographs with the catcher, he ran as soon as he looked at the first baseman. I think that’s why I was able to live.” . I felt that I lived at that time,” he said.
On this day, KIA succeeded in stealing 6 bases. A KIA official said, “It was the first team to record 6 steals since the game against LG in Jamsil on July 24, 2013.”
The triple steal in the top of the 9th inning on this day is the 7th record in KBO league history. Following Lotte Giants in 1983, Binggrae Eagles in 1988 and 1990, Ssangbang Raiders in 1994, Nexen Heroes in 2013, and LG Twins in 2014, KIA became the first team to successfully steal a triple base.
[KIA Kim Kyu-sung succeeded in home stealing in the top of the 9th inning against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th.