IA Tigers manager Kim Jong-kook has thanked the top of the order for their nine-game winning streak.”We were able to play a lot of high-scoring games because the table-setters were energetic and the middle of the order took care of business,” Kim reflected ahead of their game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on 7 July.As Kim said, the hot bats were the reason behind Kia’s nine-game winning streak the previous day, its longest in 10 years and three months.From the 24th of last month, when the nine-game winning streak began, to the day before, KIA scored 78 runs and drove in 73 runs, leading the league in both categories.That’s well above the league average of 47 runs and 43 RBIs in that period.The table-setters (1-2) and clean-up trio (3-5) have done their part.With Park Chan-ho (9-for-10) and Kim Do-young (7-for-18) playing spearhead roles, Na Sung-beom (14-for-11), Choi Hyung-woo (11-for-7) and Socrates Brito (9-for-7) took advantage of their opportunities.In the previous day’s game, Na Sung-bum hit a two-run homer in the third inning to open the scoring, and Park Chan-ho’s RBI single, Kim Do-young’s RBI double, and Socrates’ RBI double in the fourth inning created the “big inning.The performance of Na Sung-bum and Kim Do-young was remarkable, as the latter only joined the team on 23 June after being sidelined for a long time due to injury this season.”Both players worked hard to prepare for their comebacks to help the team,” said Kim, adding, “Kim Do-young (a second-year player) was able to be more relaxed in his pitch 토토사이트 mix with the opposing pitcher.”

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