It was the 8th episode of shock and fear. Unable to keep an 8-point lead, they entered an unexpected overtime game, and the starting pitcher, who pitched 7 scoreless innings, failed to win. The result was a 10-9 victory at the end of the 10th inning, but the command tower bowed his head to the players and fans, admitting his mistake after the game.
The first confrontation of the season between Samsung Lions and KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 28th.
Samsung met KT, who was pushed back with 5 wins and 11 losses last year, and showed hot offensive power from the beginning. Samsung seized the initiative with Kang Min-ho’s 1 RBI first double in the 1st inning and Kang Min-ho’s 2 RBI double in the 5th inning again. The defense faced the bottom of the 8th inning with a wide lead of 0. As can be seen from KT’s score of 0, starter Albert Suarez was also on the verge of his first win of the season with 7 innings, 6 hits, no walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs.
However, shock and fear came at the end of the 8th inning, leading 8-0. Samsung put down Suarez and put in veteran Woo Kyu-min, who has been scoreless in the last 3 games in a row. However, after allowing consecutive hits to Hong Hyun-bin and Anthony Alford, he failed to repay the trust with a sacrifice fly against Moon Sang-cheol. Afterwards, he handed over the mound to Lee Jae-ik, but Lee also contributed an RBI double to Kang Hyeon-woo in a crisis that led to a wild throw and a walk by Kang Baek-ho, and was replaced by Lee Sang-min after Shinbongi walked on base.
The Samsung bullpen continued to shake. Following Oh Yoon-seok’s push-off walk, Lee Sang-min allowed Kim Sang-su to hit 1 RBI in a timely manner and allowed 4-8 pursuit. Afterwards, Jo Yong-ho was treated as a shortstop fly ball and sighed, but Hong Hyun-bin allowed an RBI and a timely hit, passing the baton to Pil Seung-jo and Kim Tae-hoon, who joined in a trade the previous day. And even Kim Tae-hoon got the mound, and pinch hitter Kim Joon-tae hit a painful 3 RBI sweeping double in the opponent’s first pitch. The score was tied 8-8 in an instant, and Suarez’s well-thrown victory was misplaced.
Still, it was fortunate that the reversal was not allowed. Samsung took the last 9th inning off with Kim Tae-hoon and started an overtime game, and took a 10-8 lead again with 2 RBIs and timely hits by 2nd year Lee Jae-hyun, who broke out in the 10th inning with 2 outs and a chance to load the bases. Afterwards, Lee Seung-hyun, who climbed the mound in the 10th inning, hit a solo home run against leader Oh Yoon-seok and allowed a one-run chase, but Kim Sang-su hit second baseman’s floating ball and Jo Yong-ho Jo and Hong Hyun-bin struck out in succession, putting an end to the long game.메이저놀이터
It was a pitiful match that never made you laugh even in victory. He allowed an 8-run tie in the 8th inning with an 8-0 lead, and undermined the dignity of a professional himself. In response, coach Park Jin-man said after the game, “It was because of the coach’s wrong choice that the game, which could have been easily finished, went to overtime. He directly apologized, saying, “I didn’t give up on a game that I almost lost because of the coach, and the players ran hard and caught it.”
Still, a victory was a victory. Whatever the process, they finished the game with a 10-9 lead and succeeded in their second three-game winning streak of the season. At the beginning of the season, the roar of the lion corps, which suffered 6 consecutive losses and 4 consecutive losses, began.