The Kia Tigers haven’t forgotten the day Yang Hyun-jong took the loss after giving up one run in seven innings, so they came back stronger안전놀이터.
The KIA Tigers pulled off a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at Gwangju’s KIA Champions Field. In the top of the fourth inning, Lee Chang-jin hit a two-run double to overturn a 2-3 deficit. Lee drew walks in his other two at-bats, finishing 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs.
He came in as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning, and manager Kim Jong-kook said after the game, “It was a little early, and I saw it as a game-winner.” “I hadn’t played much lately, and I was trying to get a feel for it by remembering when I was hitting well last year,” Lee said, “and I was trying to get a feel for it by preparing to hit inside from the beginning.”
The game-winning hit helped KIA snap a three-game losing streak and moved Yang into sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list with 162. Yang reached the 162-win milestone in his third attempt after not losing a game despite pitching seven innings of one-run ball against Kiwoom on April 21.
Lee regretted not being able to give Yang a win in the last two games, saying, “I felt so bad as a beast. I think I was able to concentrate more on my batting because I knew I had to take the game today.”
“I was lucky that the timing of my at-bat worked out the way it did. I got up there with runners on first and second and things came together for me. “I was lucky enough to get a hit, so it feels good,” he said humbly.
At the plate, Lee was only thinking about timing. “I didn’t aim for anything. Coach Lee Bum-ho told me to hit the ball fast, not late, and that led to a good hit.”
KIA ended their losing streak with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in front of 17,931 fans. Lee said, “We will show good form in the upcoming games. We had a lot of fans here today, and I’m grateful for their support.”