‘Rainy Rain’ became ‘Danbi’ for the Samsung Lions. Thanks to the good pitching of ‘Ace’ David Buchanan, Samsung escaped from a three-game losing streak.
Samsung won 8-0 in the away game against NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 8th, and made a season record of 29 wins and 48 losses (0.377). NC scored exactly 50% win rate with 37 wins, 1 draw and 37 losses.
Samsung: Kim Hyun-jun (center fielder) – Kim Dong-jin (2nd baseman) – Koo Ja-wook (designated hitter) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Ryu Ji-hyeok (1st baseman) – Kang Han-ul (3rd baseman) – Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) – Lee Jae-hyeon (Shortstop) The lineup was organized in order. The starting pitcher is Buchanan.
NC: Son Ah-seop (right fielder) – Choi Jeong-won (center fielder) – Park Min-woo (2nd baseman) – Kwon Hee-dong (designated hitter) – Jason Martin (left fielder) – Yoon Hyung-jun (1st baseman) – Kim Soo-yoon (3rd baseman) – Park Se-hyeok (catcher) –스포츠토토 Kim Joo-won The lineup was organized in order of (shortstop). Shin Min-hyeok was the starting pitcher.
The team that took the lead in the beginning of the game was Samsung. In the top of the 3rd inning, Samsung had a chance to go 1st and 3rd base with a walk and Shin Min-hyeok’s throwing error, and then Kim Dong-jin’s sacrifice fly took the first run. At the beginning of the 4th inning, Pirella pulled Shin Min-hyeok’s 5-ball fastball and fired a left-handed solo shot. The score was 2-0.
Samsung, which needed a runaway score, solidified its winning streak in the middle of the game. In the top of the 6th inning, after Lee Jae-Hyun’s 2 RBIs with 1 out and bases full, when Kim Hyun-Jun’s grounder at 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, third base runner Kim Seong-Yoon scored and scored 3 points in one inning.
In the top of the 7th inning, after Koo Ja-wook’s hit and Kang Min-ho’s double, Pirella hit a triple at second and third base, bringing both runners home. When follow-up hitter Ryu Ji-hyeok made a sacrifice fly, he also hit home, and the gap between the two teams widened to 8 points.
The bullpen, which took charge of the mound from the 8th inning, also finished the game neatly. Lee Jae-ik in the 8th inning and Jang Pil-joon in the 9th inning each scored a scoreless inning and completed the winning streak.
Starting pitcher Buchanan achieved Quality Start Plus (QS+) and 6 wins of the season with 2 hits, 2 hits, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings. In the other lineup, Pirella, who hit only two long hits with a home run and a triple, swung a hard hit with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, and Ja-wook Koo and Sung-yoon Kim also contributed to the team’s victory with multi-hit performances. As a result, taking a day off due to the cancellation of the rain was a great help to Samsung.
On the other hand, NC starter Shin Min-hyuk took the loss with 4 hits (1 home run) and 1 walk and 2 runs (1 earned) in 4 innings. Lee Yong-jun (1 inning, 1 run), Cho Min-seok (1 inning, 2 runs), and Bae Min-seo (1 inning, 3 runs) all scored runs, and only the fifth pitcher Kim Tae-hyun, who played 2 innings, did not concede. The batting line was silent throughout 9 innings without scoring.