The KIA Tigers took revenge for the defeat the day before.
KIA won 2-0 in a home game against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 12th. With this victory, KIA avenged the loss the day before and marked 3 wins and 4 losses. Hanwha has 2 wins and 7 losses.
The aspect of the game that day was a luxury pitcher match. KIA starter Sean Anderson had a quality start plus pitching with 3 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings, and won his first win in his debut.
Hanwha Moon Dong-ju showed quality start pitching with 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. But he didn’t get any help from the batting line.
KIA took the lead. At the end of the 2nd inning, Hwang Dae-in walked and Choi Hyeong-woo hit, and Byun Woo-hyuk’s 2nd base ground ball made 1 out 1 and 3 base. Ho-ryeong Kim was out on a catcher fly and the chance seemed to be ruined, but Woo-sung Lee brought both runners home with a double at the right time. But it was an overkill. He ran to third base and was out.
Even though Hanwha created a chance for 1 company, 1st and 2nd base in the 3rd inning, Jung Eun-won and Roh Si-hwan retreated with a big hit and could not score a point. After that, he was blocked by Anderson until the 7th inning and did not get on base.
From the 8th inning, the KIA bullpen was activated. Jeon Sang-hyun cleanly blocked the 8th, and Jung Hae-young came up in the 9th. Leading batter Noh Soo-gwang got a bunt hit, but it was out due to a 3-foot defensive interference. Jung Hae-young, who passed the crisis, got 2 outs by treating Jung Eun-won with a pitcher grounder, but faced a crisis again after a walk by Noh Si-hwan and a left-handed hit by Chae Eun-seong. He caught Kim In-hwan with a fly ball and ended the game. 안전놀이터