‘Pinch hitter Lee Seong-gyu final hit’ Samsung 4th consecutive win… KT, 8 consecutive losses
The Samsung Lions drove the KT Wiz into an 8-game losing streak.
Samsung won 3-2 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League match held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 29th.
Samsung, which has won 4 consecutive wins, is on the verge of recovering its winning rate to 50% with 11 wins and 12 losses.
On the other hand, KT’s losing streak, which started in the match against SSG Landers on the 20th, increased to ‘8’. KT’s 8th consecutive loss is the first in 4 years since April 23-May 2, 2019.
KT’s season record is 7 wins, 2 draws and 13 losses.
The starting pitchers on both teams fought side by side.
Samsung Won Tae-in recorded 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings, winning his 2nd win (1 loss) of the season.
KT’s starter Young-Pyo Ko endured with 8 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings, but second pitcher Son Dong-Hyun gave up the victory with 1 run in 1 innings. Son Dong-Hyun suffered the yoke of his first loss of the season.
Samsung took the early flow.
In the first inning, Kim Ji-chan and Jose Pirella’s consecutive hits made the first and third bases safe. Koo Ja-wook’s batted ball hit Koh Young-pyo and became an infield hit, scoring the first run. Kang Min-ho then scored a right-handed hit at the right time, adding one more point.
In the 2nd inning, trailing by 0-2, KT안전놀이터 made up for one point with Jang Seong-woo’s left-handed double and Oh Yoon-seok’s right-handed hit.
In the 4th episode, which was dragged 1-2, Kang Baek-ho’s cannon balanced it. Kang Baek-ho attacked Won Tae-in’s first pitch changeup and fired a solo shot (Season 4) that tied for superiority.
The tense 2-2 balance cracked in the 8th inning when the relief team was activated.
In the beginning of the 8th inning, Samsung seized the opportunity by targeting KT’s changed pitcher, Son Dong-hyun. After one out, Lee Jae-hyun’s infield hit and Kim Tae-goon filled the base with a ball that fit his body.
Gong Min-kyu struck out at 1st and 2nd base, but pinch hitter Lee Seong-gyu was different. Lee Seong-gyu hit Dong-hyeon Son with a timely hit to regain a 3-2 lead. This is the finale of the day.
KT couldn’t shake Samsung’s salvation team either.
At the bottom of the 8th inning, Samsung’s second pitcher, right-hander Lee Seung-hyeon, Jang Seong-woo and Oh Yoon-seok turned ground balls, and Shin Bong-ki turned to fly balls.
Even left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who took the mound in the bottom of the ninth, was helpless. Pinch hitters Hwang Jae-kyun and Kang Hyeon-woo were both caught with floating balls. Park Kyung-soo was able to walk, but Anthony Alford stopped with a fly to center field and the game ended.