Kiwoom’s ‘lucky day’…4 runs in 1st inning against KIA, no-hitter in rainy weather

By Daeho Lee = The Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) scored a bunch of runs early in the game to break down their opponent’s lineup, only to have it all go to waste due to rain.

Kiwoom scored four runs in the first inning against the visiting KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on April 29.

Starting the game with three consecutive singles by Kim Jun-wan, Kim Hye-sung, and Lee Jung-hoo, Kiwoom easily scored the first run of the game and drew a walk to Lee Won-seok to load the bases with no outs.

From there, a double by Lim Ji-yeol and a single to left by Lim Byung-wook put runners on first and second, giving Kiwoom four runs in the first inning off KIA starter Sean Anderson.

However, just before the start of the second inning with a 4-0 lead, the game was suspended at 6:53 p.m. due to heavy rain, and the game was never resumed.

Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young, who made his professional debut in 2021, received generous run support in the first inning and looked to be on track for his first win, but the rain washed away the four runs.

It was a scene reminiscent of Hyun Jin-gun’s novel “Lucky Day,” where everything worked out strangely well but had a tragic ending.

On the other hand, KIA, who were in danger of dropping all three games to Kiwoom at home, made a comeback.카지노사이트

Having fallen to eighth place, KIA attempted to shake things up ahead of the game by removing first-team pitching coach Jung Myung-won from the team and replacing him with Seo Jae-heng.

Despite these measures, the team got off to a difficult start with a number of early runs, but all of that was for naught.

The NC Dinos-Dusan Bears (Jamsil), LG Twins-SSG Landers (Incheon), Samsung Lions-Lotte Giants (Busan), and KT WIZ-Hanwha Eagles (Daejeon) games were canceled due to rain.

This is the first time in 726 days since July 3, 2021 that all five KBO games have been canceled due to rain.

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