Kiwoom fell into a 9-game losing streak. It was the club’s most consecutive defeat and a tie record in the club’s history.

Kiwoom lost 1-3 in the match against the Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 8th. With this defeat, Kiwoom maintained 9th place with a record of 41 wins, 3 draws and 58 losses. It is the 9th consecutive loss experienced in 5196 days after the first game of the LG Doubleheader on May 17, 2009. 먹튀검증

With Lee Jung-hoo, who was the center of the team, missing, the void was clearly revealed. Lee Jung-hoo, who was injured in the match against Lotte on the 22nd of last month, is effectively out of the season. Kiwoom is the only team that hasn’t even won a win this month.

Even his existing strengths are not being saved. I can also feel the vacancy of Choi Won-tae, who was sent away by trade. 

Kiwoom is showing a sluggish appearance in the second half. The average ERA in the second half is 5.38, the lowest in the league. The bullpen also collapsed to 5.59.

The line must come alive. The batting average of the team in the second half was 0.234 before the match, 8th in the league. 

scoring was desperately needed. We need to save the team’s sluggish atmosphere. However, it does not seem easy to prepare an opportunity for a reversal. 

Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “In the end, the team’s depth should be thicker. When an ace comes out, you have to break the losing streak and succeed in reversing the atmosphere. We are working hard to create a turning point, but it is not as easy as we think.”

On the other hand, on this day, Kiwoom tried to prevent a 9-game losing streak by placing ‘Post Lee Jung-hoo’ Lee Joo-hyung in the leadoff, but it was not enough. Ahn Woo-jin, the best pitcher in Korea, played a counterattack with 4 hits, 6 strikeouts, and 1 run (own charge) in 5⅔innings, but the other line’s weak scoring support was savage.

Kiwoom shortstop Kim Hui-jip fired a solo shot to tie the score at the end of the 8th inning and seemed to bring the game back to the starting point, but in the beginning of the 9th inning, he lost due to two unfortunate defenses (1 error), which led to 2 runs. Kim Hwi-jip missed the ball while catching it. Kim Hwi-jip went back and forth between heaven and hell within an hour.

To make matters worse, Kim Hye-seong was replaced after being hit on the right knee by his own foul ball at the beginning of the game. Fortunately, a simple bruise was found.

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