Reporter Lee Hyung-joo = Kim Jun-wan (32) had a three-hit game.
Kiwoom Heroes won 8-4 against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League on Thursday at Gocheok Sky Dome. Kiwoom improved to 78-37 with two wins and 39 ties, closing to within one game of the fifth-place Doosan Bears.
Kiwoom has been on a roll lately after an early-season slump. They’re within striking distance of the top five for fall baseball, with a third place finish possible. That’s why each game has been so important lately.
On this day, Kiwoom’s absolute ace, Ahn Woo-jin, faltered. Ahn hadn’t been his usual self against the KIA Tigers on the 28th, giving up five runs on six hits (one home run) in 5⅓ innings. Today, she gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings.
However, the offense picked up the slack. Kiwoom pounded out a team-high 10 hits and eight walks in the win. And at the center of it all was Kim Jun-wan.스포츠토토
Kim batted first and started in right field. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the third inning, he lined a single to right field off Ha Joon-young over shortstop Kim Joo-won’s head. It was the game-winning hit.
In addition, Kim made it a three-run game with a single in the first inning and a double in the second. Thanks to his three saves, Kiwoom was able to come back from an early deficit to win the game.
Kim Jun-wan is nicknamed “Uncle Son Seok-gu” because he reminds people of actor Son Seok-gu with his handsome appearance. If Kim Jun-wan continues to perform like he did today, Kiwoom fans will be in for a treat.