Hurado’s strong pitching, Kim Byung-hwi’s first hit of the season, and Lee Joo-hyung’s performance helped Kiwoom extend its winning streak.
The Kiwoom Heroes won 4-2 at home against the SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at the Gocheok SkyDome in Seoul on Monday. With the four-game winning streak, Kiwoom has 55 wins, three draws, and 78 losses.
Kiwoom vs SSG Starting Lineup
On this day, the Kiwoom Heroes sent starter Ariel Furado to the mound. Prior to his last start, Hurado had posted a 9-8 record with a 2.75 ERA in 27 games and 166.2 innings pitched. In particular, he has been on a personal four-game winning streak since July 22 against Sajik Lotte. However, Furado has shown some weakness against SSG. Hurado has struggled against SSG this season, going 0-2 with a 5.11 ERA. It will be interesting to see if he can continue Kiwoom’s winning streak with his 10th win of the season.
The Kiwoom batting lineup consisted of Park Soo-jong (right fielder), Ronnie Dawson (left fielder), Lee Joo-hyung (center fielder), Lim Ji-yeol (first baseman), Song Sung-moon (third baseman), Kim Hui-jip (shortstop), Park Chan-hyuk (designated hitter), Kim Xiang (catcher), and Kim Byung-hwi (second baseman).
SSG countered with Oh Won-seok on the mound. Oh had a 7-9 record with a 5.49 ERA in 25 appearances and 126.1 innings pitched. Oh has a decent track record against Kiwoom. Oh is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA against Kiwoom. However, Oh has lost four straight away games since July 9 against Daejeon Hanwha.
SSG’s lineup is Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter), Oh Tae-gon (first base), Choi Ju-hwan (second base), Eredia (center field), Han Yu-seom (right field), Ha Jae-hoon (left field), Choi Hang (third base), Kim Sung-hyun (shortstop), and Kim Min-shik (catcher).
Kiwoom’s winning streak continues, SSG takes a leap forward
On this day, Kiwoom started a four-game winning streak. Kiwoom is on a three-game winning streak after winning 11-6 against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 22nd. However, this was Kiwoom’s first game of the week. The five-day break could be a big factor.
Kiwoom called up infielder Kim Byung-hwi and catcher Kim Jae-hyun before the game to replace Kim Hye-sung and Kim Dong-heon.
SSG had drawn the first game of their doubleheader against Doosan in Munhak the day before (27), and then bounced back with a 6-3 win in the second game. The team’s center field exploded with home runs from Choo Shin-soo and Hanyu-sum, and the bats of Ha Jae-hoon and Choi Joo-hwan helped them rebound in earnest. 토토사이트
On this day, SSG called up Lee Jae-won. It was his first appearance in the first team since August 19. This season, Lee has struggled with a .070 batting average (3-for-43).