Despite a desperate pinch-hitting strategy in the 4th inning Kiwoom loses to SSG, 13th straight home loss

Lose with 12 bases left KBO’s longest losing streak at home was Cheongbo’s 14 consecutive losses in 1987.

Kiwoom Director Hong Won-ki

Professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes lost their 13th straight home game.

When the opportunity came, even though he used a series of pinch hits early on, he was unable to cross the opponent’s mound and fell to his knees.

Kiwoom lost 0-3 in the home game against SSG Landers in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.

Kiwoom, which recently lost two games in a row, now has 18 wins and 26 losses.

Until the beginning of this season, Kiwoom was a strong team at home.

After the opening, they showed a strong performance with 9 wins and 1 loss in the 10 games played at their home stadium, Gocheok Sky Dome.

However, they lost the next 13 games.

The longest losing streak in home games in KBO League history is the Cheongbo Pintos, who lost 14 games at Sungui Baseball Stadium in Incheon from April 23 to May 30, 1987.

Kiwoom failed to score when Kim Hwi-jip hit a fly ball in the infield and Si-ang Kim hit a fly ball in the outfield in the second inning with one out on first and second base.

Then, when an unusual opportunity came to make up for it in the fourth inning, Kang Soo gave back-to-back pinch hits.

With the score down 0-1, when the opportunity came with 2 outs and runners on first and second base, pinch hitter Song Seong-moon replaced Kim Hwi-jip.

When Song Seong-moon drew a walk and filled all bases, Park Soo-jong was brought to the plate instead of Kim Si-ang this time.

However, Park Soo-jong was retired due to a ground ball to shortstop.

In the 5th inning, Ronnie Dawson’s single, Kim Hye-seong’s double, and Lee Joo-hyung’s intentional walk gave the bases loaded with one out.

Here, Choi Joo-hwan struck out and Ko Young-woo was also out due to a fly ball to right field.

On this day, Kiwoom consistently had runners on base with 6 hits and 6 walks, but bowed out with 12 bases left.

Kiwoom starter Lee Jong-min set a record for the most strikeouts in a single game by allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 1 run in 5 innings, but suffered his third loss of the season due to a poor batting lineup.

On this day, an unexpected situation occurred where Roenis Elias, who was expected to be SSG’s starter, injured his side during warm-up before the game.

Ki-soon Lee, who was rushed to the mound as a substitute starter, pitched surprisingly well, allowing 1 hit, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 3⅔ innings.

After leadoff hitter Lee Ji-young hit a triple in the 3rd inning, SSG Go Myeong-jun scored the first run with a timely hit, and in the 6th inning, they ran away with a 3-0 lead thanks to Choi Jeong’s 1-RBI double and Han Yu-seom’s sacrifice fly. 고스톱

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