The Samsung Lions defeated the Kiwoom Heroes and escaped from a two-game losing streak.
Samsung won 14-1 in a home game against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 4th.
With this victory, 스포츠토토Samsung recorded 13 wins and 14 losses and broke the chain of 2 consecutive losses. Kiwoom also went 13-14 and failed to achieve 3 consecutive wins and a sweep win.
Samsung showed off its hot firepower by hitting 15 hits in the long run. Jose Pirella (Season 5) and Oh Jae-il (Season 4) exploded home runs, and Oh Jae-il, Koo Ja-wook, Lee Seong-gyu, Kim Tae-goon, and Lee Byung-hun wielded multi-hit hits. Starting pitcher Albert Suarez achieved his first win (one loss) of the season with a good pitching of 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and no runs.
On the other hand, Kiwoom’s starting pitcher Choi Won-tae hung his head as he was hit with 11 hits (2 homers) and 10 runs (9 earned) in 4 innings.
Samsung took the lead. In the bottom of the first inning, the first batter, Pirella, attacked opponent starter Choi Won-tae’s 144km/h two-seam fastball and hit a solo home run.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Samsung drove hard. After Lee Byung-hun’s heavy hit, Lee Jae-hyun tried to bunt, and Choi Won-tae made a throwing mistake and took a chance for second and third base safely. Here, Pirella struck a timely left-handed hit, and Koo Ja-wook hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the subsequent 1st, 2nd and 3rd base opportunities.
Samsung was not satisfied. Oh Jae-il hit Choi Won-tae’s 130km/h changeup at 1st and 3rd base and drew a superior two-run arch. Afterwards, Kim Tae-gun and Kang Han-ul’s consecutive hits made 1 company, 1st and 2nd base, and Lee Seong-gyu exploded with 2 RBIs and doubles.
Samsung did not slow down its offensive. At the bottom of the 4th inning, Kim Ji-chan and Koo Ja-wook created a chance with consecutive hits, and Oh Jae-il scored an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Next, Kim Tae-gun hit a left-handed double and called first base runner Ja-wook Koo home.
Samsung also produced scores in the bottom of the 6th inning. Ja-Wook Koo, Sang-Min Kim, and Young-Woong Kim took a chance to get a run, and Seong-Gyu Lee hit a double with 2 RBIs. In the continued 1st 2nd and 3rd base chances, Lee Byung-hun scored an RBI with a grounder from 2nd baseman.
In the bottom of the 7th, Samsung added 1 point. In the first company, Kim Ji-chan stepped on first base with a strike not out foil, and reached second base by taking advantage of Yoon Jung-hyun’s wild throw. Oh Jae-il struck a right-handed hit at second base and second base.
Kiwoom broke the silence in the top of the 8th inning. After Kim Hwi-jip’s heavy hit and Lee Yong-kyu’s walk, Moon Yong-ik succeeded in advancing base. In the first out, 2nd and 3rd base, Park Chan-hyeok hit a shortstop ground ball, and third base runner Kim Hwi-jip succeeded in scoring.
In the beginning of the 9th inning, Kiwoom went on base with Lee Byeong-gyu hitting left and Kim Hwi-jip walking, but pinch hitter Lee Ji-young struck out looking and the last attack came to an end.