Kiwoom Heroes are on a roll early in the season

Kiwoom Heroes are on a roll early in the season. They’ve erased any doubters and are shaking up the standings with a seven-game winning streak.

Kiwoom won their home game against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2024 Shinhan Sol Bank KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on July 7, 4-3 in an extra-inning thriller that went into the 11th inning.

After dropping four straight games to open the season, Kiwoom picked up its first win with an 8-3 victory over the LG Twins on March 30 before dropping six games in a row. They then went on a seven-game winning streak, including a three-game weekend sweep of the Hanwha Eagles.

After a string of losses, 카지노사이트 Kiwoom was once the only winless team in the 10-team field, but the winning streak has propelled them from last place to third.

Despite the turnaround, Kiwoom didn’t celebrate.

They are more focused on the direction the team is going and the baseball they want to play than the winning streak.

“I was impatient (when we lost four straight games), but I tried not to show it to the players,” said Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki at the Gocheok Dome on July 7. We acknowledged our team’s weaknesses and prepared for the areas that need to be strengthened,” he said, adding, “There are still many games left. It’s more important to keep our composure and keep doing what we need to do rather than worrying about the streak.” Kiwoom’s meteoric rise has been difficult for anyone to predict. The team was riddled with losses heading into the season, including key hitter Lee Jung-hoo’s move to the big leagues, ace Ahn Woo-jin’s military enlistment, and the injury departures of veterans Jung Chan-heon and Won Jong-hyun. Most experts picked Kiwoom to be the underdog this season.

But Kiwoom stuck to its guns and defied the odds to finish in the top half of the standings.

“We don’t care what people think of us,” says Hong. I think the players have also become numb. Since spring camp, I told the players, ‘There’s no place to fall any lower, so let’s challenge with confidence,'” Hong said, adding, “It’s still early in the season. We don’t know what kind of crisis will come in the future, so we need to prepare accordingly.”

After sweeping LG, Samsung Lions and Hanwha, 안전놀이터 Kiwoom will play a three-game midweek series against SSG Landers in Incheon starting on Sept. 9. They are just one game behind leaders NC Dinos. It will be interesting to see if Kiwoom can keep the momentum going after the loss.

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