At a moment when the Kia Tigers faltered, he was responsible for another victory.
The Kia Tigers won the second game of the weekend series against the Lotte Giants 13-5 and 8-1 at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Wednesday.
The Tigers scored a flurry of runs early in the game to take an 8-1 lead, and it looked like an easy win.
But in the bottom of the fifth inning, starter Yoon Young-chul suddenly faltered, giving up four runs and falling behind 5-8. 파워볼사이트
This is where Im Ki-young came into the picture. Lim shut down the Lotte bats for 2⅓ innings, while KIA managed to get the game under control and score a run to complete the victory.
“The batters scored a lot of runs early in the game, and we were able to set the tone for the game,” said KIA head coach Kim Jong-guk after the game.
“Na Sung-beom hit the winning run in the first inning, Han Jun-soo hit a two-run double with runners on second and third in the second inning, and Lee Woo-sung hit a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning when we were down by three runs. Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young did a great job at the top of the order, and all of our hitters did their part.”
On the pitching side, Kim was particularly pleased with Lim Ki-young. “He pitched 2.1 perfect innings in a crunch situation and made a big contribution to the team’s victory,” Kim said.
Despite the game being played at Sajik Stadium in Busan, the KIA fans were very supportive. “Despite being an away game, we were able to win thanks to the support of many fans. We will do our best tomorrow to make it a winning series.”