Samsung blocked the 6-game winning streak of the leader LG. 

Samsung won 6-5 in a match against LG in the 2023 KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 15th. The game, which had been dragged until the middle, won a come-from-behind victory with a big inning in the 6th inning. In the ninth inning, LG’s pursuit was blocked by one point.꽁머니사이트

Samsung recently broke a two-game losing streak and recorded 42 wins, 1 draw and 58 losses. 1st place LG stopped at 5 consecutive wins and became 61 wins, 2 draws and 36 losses. 

Samsung starter Won Tae-in threw 102 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs. Although he had a quality start, he added a win in 6 games and recorded 5 wins in the season. Woo Kyu-min recorded his 10th hold of the season, achieving 10 holds for 4 consecutive years. 

Ryu Ji-hyeok hit a come-from-behind two-run final in the 7th inning with one out and bases loaded. Oh Jae-il hit two RBI wedge hits in the 8th inning with one out and a full base. 

LG starter Plutko became a losing pitcher with 8 hits, 7 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5⅓ innings. Kim Hyun-soo recorded 100 hits in the season, and achieved 100 hits in 14 consecutive seasons for the 6th time in history. 

LG-Samsung starting lineup

Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) Shin Min-jae (2nd baseman) Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter) Austin (1st baseman) Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) Kim Min-seong (shortstop) Park Dong-won (catcher) Lee Jae-won (left fielder) Park Hae-min (center fielder) started the game. Oh Ji-hwan is missing. 

Regarding Oh Ji-hwan’s condition before the game, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “He has symptoms of tightness in his thighs. If he overdoes it here, it could cause a serious injury, so he will rest until tomorrow. Today, he won’t even play as a pinch hitter.” Oh Ji-hwan was replaced due to muscle pain in the front of his thigh during the 3rd defense against Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 13th. 

Samsung also has injuries. Shortstop Lee Jae-hyun, who suffered a dislocated shoulder while doing a diving catch against SSG in Incheon on the 13th, needs to watch his body condition for a day or two. Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “Today’s training has been digested to some extent. I can defend, but it is a little uncomfortable to hit. I have to check my physical condition today and tomorrow.” 

Kim Hyeon-jun (center fielder) Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) Koo Ja-wook (designated hitter) Kang Min-ho (catcher) Pirella (left fielder) Ryu Ji-hyeok (2nd baseman) Kang Han-ul (3rd baseman) Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) Kim Dong-jin (shortstop) started. 

LG’s takedown

LG picked a first run in the first inning. Leading batter Hong Chang-ki hit the first pitch and hit a double that went over the height of the left fielder. Shin Min-jae made a one-run third base with a sacrifice bunt on the third base side. Kim Hyun-soo hit a right-handed hit at the right time and scored the first point. 

At 1 out 1 base, Austin pushed Won Tae-in’s fastball on a full count and hit a double that hit the top of the right fence. First base runner Kim Hyeon-soo ran all the way to home and ran away 2-0. 

With 1 out and 2nd base, Bun Bo-gyeong struck out, and Kim Min-sung grounded the shortstop to end the inning. 

Failed Bunt, Failed Bunt Again

In the second inning, lead batter Kang Min-ho opened the door for Samsung with a hit to the left. Then, Pirella created a chance for the first and second bases with a heavy hit. Ryu Ji-hyeok at bat. Samsung Bench ordered Operation Send Bunt. However, the first ball bunt foul and the second ball also failed due to a bunt foul. 

Ryu Ji-hyeok retreated with a floating ball to center fielder on the 4th pitch from 1 ball and 2 strikes. In the 1st and 2nd bases, Kang Han-wool hit the second baseman grounder, and as the preceding runner was out, it became the 2nd 1st and 3rd bases. Oh Jae-il failed to pursue after striking out looking on the 7th pitch curve. 

In the 5th inning, Samsung trailed by 0-2, Ryu Ji-hyeok, the lead batter, got on base with a heavy hit. It was Samsung’s first hit after the 2nd episode, which ended with a tripartite offense in the 3rd and 4th innings. The follow-up hitter Kang Han-wool tried a surprise bunt, but the ball flew slightly to the side of the pitcher. Pitcher Plutko caught it and quickly threw it to first base, making a double out to runner Ryu Ji-hyeok, who was late for Gwiru. 

Surprise bunt, a surprise bunt safely loaded 

In the 6th inning, Samsung’s lead batter Kim Dong-jin got on base with a left-handed hit that slightly exceeded the height of the shortstop. First hitter Kim Hyeon-joon attempted a surprise bunt, and it rolled between the pitcher and catcher. The catcher caught it and decided that 1st base was late, aiming for an overrun to 2nd base and threw to 2nd base, but it was all safe. 

Kim Seong-yoon also tried a surprise bunt in a similar course at the 1st and 2nd bases. The pitcher caught it and threw it to first base, but it was safe and the bases were loaded safely. The ground ball hit by Ja-wook Koo hit the pitcher’s foot and was deflected toward third base. The third baseman caught it, but could not throw it anywhere. They chased it 2-1. 

Third baseman Bo-Kyung Moon caught Min-Ho Kang’s batted ball and threw it home, but catcher Dong-Won Park’s feet fell off the home plate as the ball slanted toward first base. The score was tied 2-2 due to a throw error by the third baseman, and the bases were loaded safely. 

After Pirella struck out, Ryu Ji-hyeok hit Plutko’s first pitch and hit the right hand at the right time. Two runners came home to turn the score around 4-2. In 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, LG defeated Plutko and promoted Ham Deok-joo as a relief pitcher. Kang Han-wool struck out right fielder and Oh Jae-il struck out. 

LG chase…Samsung, 3 pitchers in the 7th inning

After the Samsung reversed to 4-2, Woo Kyu-min from the bullpen took the mound as the second pitcher in the 7th inning. Samsung starter Won Tae-in allowed 2 runs in the first inning, but prevented the run in the 3rd inning, 1 out and 3 base crisis and 2 out and 3 base crisis in the 5th inning. He was hit by Austin after one run in the sixth inning, but was put out with a quick first base check ball. I did my part with 6 innings and 2 runs. 

As the lead batter in the 7th inning, LG came out with Park Dong-won at bat, Moon Seong-joo as a pinch hitter, and went on base with a left-handed hit. After one out, Park Hae-min made first and second bases with right-handed hits against pitcher Lee Jae-ik, who had changed. Hong Chang-gi pushed the outside ball on the 3rd pitch with 2 strikes at a disadvantage and scored a 4-3 with a timely hit to the left. 

Shin Min-jae hit a right-handed hit in the ensuing 1st and 1st and 2nd bases, and Park Hae-min, the runner on second base, ran home. At this time, right fielder Lee Seong-gyu’s home throw directly reached catcher Min-ho Kang, and Hae-min Park was tagged out. It was home care to prevent a tie. 

Samsung switched pitchers from left-hander Lee Jae-ik to right-hander Kim Tae-hoon in 2nd out, 2nd and 3rd base. Kim Hyun-soo withdrew with a floating ball to the left fielder. 

8th inning, Oh Jae-il’s wedge RBI… Oh Seung-hwan’s sweaty save  

Samsung took a chance with a run and a full base in the 8th inning. LG pitcher Park Myung-keun, who returned to the first team entry that day, walked the first batter, Kang Min-ho. Lee Seong-kyu hit the first pitch and the ball was out in right field. After that, Ryu Ji-hyeok walked out with a straight walk. Kang Han-wool also watched 4 balls and went on base with a walk, making the bases loaded with 1 out. 

LG replaced the pitcher with Choi Dong-hwan. Oh Jae-il hit the first baseman’s mitt and hit a right-handed hit that escaped to the side of the second baseman. Two runners homered to make it 6-3. 

In the top of the ninth, Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan took the mound. In the ninth inning, LG’s lead batter, Moon Seong-joo, went on base with a heavy hit. Heo Do-hwan, who played as a substitute, hit a double in priority and pursued a point. Park Hae-min then made 1st and 3rd base safely with a right-handed hit. 

Hong Chang-ki was out on a ground ball from second baseman, and the runner on third base scored, making the score 6-5. 1st out, 2nd base, Shin Min-jae’s well-hit ball hit Oh Seung-hwan’s glove and fell in front of him, and he threw it to 1st base and put it out. It ended with a one-point lead as Kim Hyun-soo was out with a fly ball in right field. 

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