The KIA Tigers, who are suffering from serious batting difficulties, have fallen to the bottom of the leaderboard. a toothless tiger
KIA lost 1-6 in the second game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 15th.
KIA lowered its head from each chance. In the 1st inning, 메이저놀이터1 company 1st and 2nd base, in the 2nd inning 2nd and 3rd base, in the 3rd inning 2nd company 1st and 2nd base, only 1 point was scored. Hwang Dae-in was the only one who hit the right time.
From the 4th episode, it failed to create an opportunity. KIA, who withdrew from the 4th inning due to a tripartite offense, had runners step on 1st base from the 5th inning, but could not create a scoring chance even once. In KIA, Socrates Brito, Choi Hyeong-woo, and Ryu Ji-hyeok played multi-hits, but it was useless.
In the KIA, Ryu Ji-hyeok (0.379) and Lee Chang-jin (0.300) are recording a batting average of 30%, and Hwang Dae-in (0.297), Socrates (0.275), and Choi Hyeong-woo (0.267) show a decent sense of hitting, but cohesion is missing. There is a continuous offbeat in the upper and central batting line, and there is no rushing. Even in the chance, only disappointing results were left.
This season, KIA is suffering from poor offense. Team scoring position batting average (0.186), OPS (0.628), runs scored, RBIs, and hits are all the lowest. In particular, this phenomenon of sluggishness in blows is appearing extremely recently. KIA has produced only 12 points in the last 6 games.
Poor scoring had a huge adverse effect on performance. KIA only managed to win one win in the last six games that suffered from an empty space. In the end, KIA lost to Kiwoom on the 15th and went 3-7 and fell to the bottom.
KIA is feeling the void of Na Seong-beom (calf muscle microdamage) and Kim Do-yeong (toe fracture), who are leaving due to injuries. The more painful reality is that it is impossible for both players to join quickly.
It is unclear whether Kim Do-young will return in the first half, and Na Seong-beom will not be able to play until May. Choi Won-joon, who is serving in the Sangmu baseball team, will be discharged on June 12th. He practically has to perform with his team’s strength now.
He has time to be in despair. KIA will play the 3rd game of the season against Kiwoom on the 16th. The season was on the verge of a 4-game losing streak and a sweep loss. Starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong’s shoulders are very heavy. Most of all, the team can make a breakthrough only when the batting line explodes.