Unfortunately, I became a losing pitcher, but I saw a ray of hope. Samsung Lions veteran left-hander Baek Jeong-hyeon (36) showed off a half-fight in his second appearance of the season.
Baek Jeong-hyun collapsed with 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 2 innings against Hanwha in Daegu on the 6th, his first appearance of the season. Director Park Jin-man said, “There will be parts that I felt myself through the first appearance, so I will watch it one more time.” It was a plan to activate Plan B if he showed uneasiness in the second appearance.
Baek Jung-hyun, who started as a starting pitcher against먹튀검증 SSG Daegu on the 12th, pitched well with 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. His best velocity was only 137 km, but he threw a good mix of slider, changeup and curveball. Out of 78 total pitches, 50 were strikes. His pitching in every corner of the strike zone stood out.
In the first inning, Baek Jung-hyun, who struck out Shin-soo Choo and Ji-hoon Choi on a swing and grounded shortstop, gave Heredia a walk, but finished the first inning with Choi Jeong as a fly ball to center fielder.
In the second inning, Oh Tae-gon’s left-center double, Park Seong-han’s left-handed hit, and Jeon Eui-san’s walk led Baek Jung-hyun into a crisis with one out and bases loaded. He sighed by handling Lee Jae-won and Choo Shin-soo with shortstop infield fly and second base ground ball, respectively.
In the 3rd inning, Ji-Hoon Choi, Heredia, and Jeong Choi were tied together to complete the first tripartite inning. Park Seong-han was allowed a preemptive solo arch in the absence of a runner on the second runner. He threw a 131 km first pitch, but it went over the fence in the middle right.
After two outs in the 5th inning, Baek Jung-hyun was hit with a double that passed the key to left field to Choi Ji-hoon, but led Heredia with a floating ball to left field. Baek Jeong-hyun passed the mound to rookie Lee Ho-seong in the 6th inning, trailing 0-1.
Samsung lost 0-3 to SSG. 6 consecutive losses since Daegu Hanwha on the 6th. I didn’t get help from the other line. In the 3rd inning with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base, in the 4th inning with no 1st and 2nd base, and in the 5th inning with 2 outs and bases full, not a single shot was fired.
Baek Jung-hyun took the second loss of the season, but succeeded in surviving the starting lineup.