'A Clean Sweep' tied for the longest winning streak in history with 8 consecutive wins
'A Clean Sweep' tied for the longest winning streak in history with 8 consecutive wins
CK Monsters won the second game against Seoul High School and achieved 8 consecutive wins, tying the record for the longest winning streak in history.

In the 87th episode of JTBC's entertainment program 'A Clean Sweep', which aired at 10:30 pm on the 24th, CK Monsters won 4 to 1 in the second game against Seoul High School.

On this day's broadcast, coach Kim Seong-geun stepped on the field to closely watch the CK Monsters warming up. Coach Kim Seong-geun, who was checking the condition of the Monsters players by personally coaching them one by one, selected Yoo Hee-gwan, who had once again become an ace, as the starting pitcher, and right fielder Yoon Sang-hyuk as the ninth hitter.

At the beginning of the first inning, the CK Monsters' preemptive attack began. Table setters Jeong Geun-woo and Im Sang-woo, who got on base side by side, even succeeded in a double steal and quickly settled into scoring position. Additionally, Dae-ho Lee's sacrifice hit gave CK Monsters the first point.

Before the defense, Oh Joo-won, a former member of CK Monsters and current coach of Heroes, made a surprise visit to the broadcast box. Oh Joo-won showed his unwavering affection for the Monsters by getting upset when he heard that Nippert's recruitment had strengthened his team's power, saying, "You changed with me, so why did your power improve?"

Yoo Hee-gwan, who took the mound as a starter following the first game at Seoul High School, achieved the winning pitcher requirement by showing scoreless pitching from the second to the fifth inning. However, in the bottom of the 6th inning, Yoo Hee-gwan was hit by a hit by the leadoff batter and looked shaken, so he ended up coming off the mound.

Next, Dae-eun Lee, who only appeared as a starter this season, made his first appearance as a bullpen. However, Dae-eun Lee gave up a series of walks and allowed the bases to be loaded. CK Monsters, who maintained a narrow 2-1 lead, found themselves in a situation where they were about to be overtaken.

It was Devils second baseman Jeong Geun-woo who saved Dae-eun Lee in crisis. Jeong Geun-woo quickly caught the ball hit by the batter's bat and returned the ball to Im Sang-woo and Lee Dae-ho, creating a double play. Exciting cheers poured out from the dugout at the perfect 4-6-3 double play.

In the top of the 7th inning, the CK Monsters' counterattack began. Caster Jeong Yong-gum admired Lim Sang-woo, who hit a triple that fell in front of the fence in one go, saying, “Who will replace this player?” With Lee Dae-ho's clean double hitting inside the line and Park Jae-wook's timely hit, CK Monsters widened the gap to 4-1.

Next, Nippert took over the mound. The first out count was handled by Nippert with a strikeout. The inning ended easily thanks to the skillful judgment of Jeong Geun-woo, who immediately tagged out the running runner and immediately threw it to first base, putting the batter out.

In the 9th inning, Nippert was in danger of giving up a run to Seoul High School, allowing a hit and walk. The next batter took a powerful swing, and the ball flew straight toward the fence. Right fielder Sanghyuk Yoon, who had been persistently following the ball, finally completed the final out of the game by throwing his body out and making a diving catch.

The CK Monsters, who played an all-time game by preventing the bases loaded crisis that came again and again, won 4-1 against Seoul High School. In addition, they achieved 8 consecutive wins, tying the longest winning streak since the founding of 'A Clean Sweep'.

The 87th episode of 'A Clean Sweep' broke its own highest viewer rating with 4.4% (provided by Nielsen Korea, based on households in the metropolitan area), ranking first among programs broadcast at the same time. The 2049 viewership rating also tied its highest at 2.2%, ranking first among all programs.

In the 88th episode of 'A Clean Sweep', a direct match will be held against Gangneung Yeongdong University, an emerging powerhouse in college baseball that gave CK Monsters its first sweep loss last season. The CK Monsters' battle for revenge can be seen in episode 88 of 'A Clean Sweep', which will be broadcast at 10:30 pm on July 1.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter bella@tenasia.co.kr
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