Kim Jong-guk, after overcoming a setback in the fifth round, has expressed his commitment to performing his best in the final match.
“We’ll do our best in the final game”.
The KIA Tigers stunned the NC Dinos. KIA Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning with a four-run big inning to win 4-2 at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Saturday.
Ko Jong-wook hit a tying double and Kim Sun-bin drove in the winning run with an RBI single to right. Lee Woo-seong added a run-scoring double to center field.
Lee pitched five innings of two-run ball in the season finale. Panoni pitched two scoreless innings and Park Joon-pyo got the win with one out. Jung Hae-young was hit by a pitch to lead off the ninth inning, but retired all three batters to earn his 23rd save of the season.
With the win, KIA improved to 72 wins, 69 losses and 2 ties on the season. Despite finishing three games in the black, they failed to make the top five. It was a disappointing come-from-behind victory.
manager Kim Jong-guk said, “Lee Yi-ri pitched five innings because of the high pitch count, but he did a good job as a starter. The bullpen paved the way for the comeback by pitching a scoreless inning, and Jeong Jung-young secured the win, especially Panoni, 먹튀검증 who pitched two innings as the second pitcher,” he applauded.
“At the plate, we struggled against their ace, but we capitalized on one opportunity late in the game. In the bottom of the eighth, with runners on first and third, Ko Jong-wook hit a two-run double to tie the game, and in the next at-bat, Kim Sun-bin hit a game-winning single. After that, we were able to score more runs with back-to-back hits to win the game.”
“I would like to praise all the players for not giving up under any circumstances and doing their best until the end. I would also like to thank the fans for their support. We will do our best until the final game tomorrow.”