KIA Tigers outfielder Socrates Brito, who provided an excuse for conceding a goal due to sloppy defense in the previous day’s game, made up for his disappointment.스포츠토토

KIA won 12-4 in the 12th game of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 2nd, and held the game between Gwangju NC Dinos on July 1, 2021 and Gwangju Hanwha Eagles on August 10. After 753 days, they had 7 consecutive wins. KIA’s season record, which secured the winning series, was 55 wins, 2 draws, and 50 losses.

Socrates, who started as the fifth hitter and left fielder, persistently harassed SSG pitchers. He recorded 2 hits, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, and 2 runs scored in 3 at-bats, continuing his hitting streak for 5 consecutive games since the game against the Gwangju Hanwha Eagles on the 26th of last month.

In fact, Socrates did his part in the previous day’s game with 2 hits (1 home run) and 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats, but he left a disappointing scene at the end of the game. In the bottom of the 8th inning, ahead 6-0, with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd base, I was unable to catch Choi Ji-hoon’s fly ball, so I had to watch the runners score.

Even though KIA won by 8 points, there was still some disappointment. Regarding the situation at the time before the game on the 2nd, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It wasn’t (that the batted ball went into the lighting tower). It was because he came forward a little when judging the first batted ball, and as the score increased a little, the tension was relieved,” he said. “I think we need to make fewer mistakes,” he said, asking the fielders to focus on defense.

Socrates responded to the commander’s order with two tributes. After Guillermo Heredia, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the second inning, hit, Socrates ran to left-center and caught the batted ball with a sliding catch, relieving the burden on starting pitcher Yoon Young-cheol.

Socrates once again prevented the opponent from getting on base by catching Choo Shin-soo’s long ball with a jump catch with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning when the team was ahead 7-3. It looked completely different from the day before.

They were flawless not only in defense but also in attack. Socrates gave the team the lead by hitting a sacrifice fly in his first at-bat, and then reported his first hit in the top of the 6th inning, and in the top of the 7th inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, he hit a 2-run double to right-center field. Thanks to this, the team, which had been maintaining an uneasy lead, was able to take a breather.

Socrates, who came out as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 9th inning and got a walk, finished the game with 3 on bases and shared his joy with his teammates by hitting home when Seonwoo Oh’s 3-run hit. Although he didn’t hit many hits or home runs, KIA was able to confirm Socrates’ presence once again through today’s game.

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