“I don’t care about the standings, I just want to win the games I can win.”

The KIA Tigers are on a hot streak. 카지노 They swept the SSG Landers on the last three days to extend their winning streak to eight games. This is the first eight-game winning streak in two years and one month since August 2021.

The winning streak has propelled them to fourth place in the standings. They have no points against the fifth-place NC Dinos and three games against the sixth-place Doosan Bears.

A sweep of the three-game series against Doosan would give them some breathing room in the top five. After a three-game series away from home against Doosan, they play four games at home against the first-place LG Twins, including a doubleheader.

The mood is good.

Kia manager Kim Jong-guk said ahead of the five-game series, “If we win, other clubs will do the same. The players are feeling it. The pitchers believe that if they hold on, the hitters can come back. The hitters have the mindset that if the pitchers don’t give up runs, they can come back. It’s a good team effort.”

The next seven games will be a watershed moment in the standings. For now, Kim is aiming for four wins.

“It’s seven games, and I think we need to win four to move up,” Kim said. “The important thing is that other teams are doing the same, but until the Asian Games, we need to accumulate as many winnable games as possible, not the rankings. There is not much difference in the standings and it will change at the end of the day. For now, we need to win the games we can win.”

With the battle for the top spot set to be fierce for the foreseeable future, Kim emphasized the importance of staying healthy. “We have a lot of games left, so I think we can maintain our game, but we don’t have a lot of starters or bullpen pitchers, so it can be overloading. We’re in a good mood so far, but it’s going to be tough if we play a doubleheader. I think we need to rest and play well.”

Meanwhile, for the first game of the seven-game series, the KIA lineup is Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (third base), Na Sung-beom (right field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates Brito (left field), Kim Sun-bin (second base), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Oh Sun-woo (first base), and Choi Won-joon (center field). Hwang Dong-ha will start on the mound.

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