Director Park Jin-man’s insides were burned black by the Samsung Lions’ ‘Water Bat’. Coach Park tried to deploy experienced veterans forward, but Samsung scored only one point and fell into a pit of three consecutive losses.
Samsung lost 1-2 in an away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th.
Samsung, who suffered three consecutive losses from the Daegu Hanwha Eagles match on the 6th, fell into the bottom ranks with 2 wins and 4 losses.
Samsung lost again even after David Buchanan, the first starter,안전놀이터 made a good fight with 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 8 innings. Closer Oh Seung-hwan was hit with a walk-off double by Austin Dean in the bottom of the 9th inning, where the score was 1-1.
In this game, both teams had a great pitching match with Buchanan and Kim Yun-shik at the forefront.
Buchanan tied up the LG batting line with efficient pitching until the 8th inning. Samsung, which had the weakest starting lineup among the 10 clubs with a starting average ERA of 10.35 until the previous game, was a different look.
Kim Yun-sik also pitched in 5 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, no runs. It was different from the last 2nd match against KT Wiz in Suwon, where he was beaten in 1 inning (4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 2 runs) due to the first pitch.
The joys and sorrows of the two teams were divided by only one point, showing the difference in the final blow.
The lethargic Samsung batters went on base more than LG (4 hits, 4 pitches) with 6 hits and 5 4 pitches, but showed a lack of cohesiveness. LG saved 2 out of 3 opportunities, while Samsung only scored 1 out of 4 opportunities.
Coach Park sighed at the frustrating offensive power before the game, but said, “(Currently, the score is low), but our batting line can rebound once it explodes.” In order to open the scoring, veterans such as Koo Ja-wook, Kim Dong-yeop, Jose Pirella, Lee Won-seok, and Kang Min-ho were also deployed forward.
However, it was not easy for Samsung to score.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Oh Jae-il’s hit, Lee Jae-hyeon’s walk, and Koo Ja-wook’s hit took the chance to get a run, but Kim Dong-yeop hit a double hit in front of the second baseman and poured cold water on it. In the beginning of the 6th and 7th innings, there were scoring situations with 1 company 2nd base and 2 companies 1st and 2nd base, respectively, but the timely hit by the follow-up batter did not occur.
At the beginning of the ninth inning, in the first and second bases, the second base runner was out from third base when Kang Han-ul sacrificed a bunt.
Afterwards, Jae-il Oh walked and the bases were loaded with one out, and Seong-yoon Kim hit a sacrifice fly to the left fielder to score and tie the game.
However, Lee Jae-hyun was out with a second baseman fly in the 2nd base 1st and 2nd base, and the charter could not be reversed.
Unable to continue the trend, Samsung eventually conceded a final run in the bottom of the 9th inning defense. Oh Seung-hwan was hit with a walk-off double by pinch hitter Austin on second out and first base.
They fought well, but Samsung fell short of a shot and lost. The more points you score, the higher your chances of winning. It is possible to score points by luck, such as the opponent’s misplay, but first, you must have the ability to score yourself. It seems that Samsung, whose other lineup is lethargic, does not have many ways to win.