Even a defeat like “I gave away the points too easily” is a more regrettable defeat…Toro of a man [Busan Focus].

“We gave away too many points (in the second half).”

Every day is a slippery slope. The KIA Tigers are at the centre of a mid-table battle.

They will play the second game of the weekend series against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 12th.온라인바카라

The day before, they lost 1-7. They conceded the first two runs of the game on home runs by Ahn Chi-hong and Jeong-hoon, and a combination of defensive mistakes made it easy for them to lose the game.

With the score at 0-5, Ko Jong-wook’s single brought them within one run, but that was it. They gave up another run and collapsed. Even after bringing in key bullpen pitchers like Jang Hyun-sik and Kim Ki-hoon, they were unable to turn things around. The fact that it was the first game of the series made it even more painful.

Kia coach Kim Jong-guk, who met with the media before the game, also expressed his disappointment. “We gave up runs too easily. We should have scored one or two more points and pulled out the opponent’s must-win group…” and said, “It was a more disappointing game even though we lost.”

The KIA-LOTTE game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 11th. Choi Won-jun’s grounder to second base deflects after hitting Jeong Hoon’s body as Kim Min-seok grounds out to first base in the eighth inning. Busan=Jung Jae-geun Reporter cjg@sportschosun.com/2023.8.11/
“Lotte had prepared well, and they were persistent in their approach to Panoni. He threw a lot of pitches, and he hit a home run even though he was throwing well… I made a good save, but the problem was that he threw a lot of pitches early on.”

In fact, Ahn Chi-hong’s home run, which opened the scoring, came after he fouled off four consecutive pitches and took 10 pitches. “So it would have been fine if we got another out, but Chi-hong hit it well,” Kim reflected.

“As for the mistake, it was (Choi) Won-joon trying to get the lead runner, and it was unfortunate that Socrates made the first mistake. If he had thrown it accurately, the runner wouldn’t have moved, and it wasn’t a sacrifice fly, so it was disappointing that it led to a run.”

Coach Kim said, “I didn’t get many hits, but I wasn’t able to connect. We had a lot of chances behind the plate, and it was a game where the batting lineup lacked concentration.”

KIA-LOTTE at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 11th. Coach Kim Jong-kook in the top of the ninth inning, trailing 1-7. Busan=Jung Jae-geun Reporter cjg@sportschosun.com/2023.8.11/

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