Despite fighting hard, there was no victory. The silence on the line was disappointing.
Samsung Lions Albert Suarez started the 3rd game of the season against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 9th.
Suarez showed the worst pitching in the NC Dinos game on the 2nd,스포츠토토the first appearance of the season. He gave up 9 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 6 runs in 3 innings. It is a tie for the most goals conceded in a single game by an individual. It was so sluggish.
In 30 games last season, he recorded 6-8 with an average ERA of 2.49 and 159 strikeouts in 173.2 innings. It was a disappointing start to the season for Suarez, who recorded 19 quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings) and an on-base percentage per inning of only 1.16.
How was the day
In the first inning, lead hitter Hong Chang-ki was turned into a floating ball to left field, and Moon Seong-joo was grounded to second base. Kim Hyun-soo also handled it with a fly in left field and made a tripartite inning.
Episode 2 was a bit of a crisis. He gave up hits and walks to Moon Bo-kyung and Kim Min-seong. Then, with a sacrifice bunt by Seo Gyeon-chang, runners 2nd and 3rd were first runners. He gave up a walk to Park Dong-won and became the bases loaded with the first runner. Pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook came up and comforted Suarez. Fortunately, Joo-Hyun Jung contributed an RBI at bat, but turned it into a floating ball. Park Hae-min struck out on a swing with a 150km fast ball.
In the 3rd inning, Hong Chang-ki threw a ground ball to second base, but Moon Seong-joo gave up a heavy hit. However, Kim Hyun-soo turned into a double stroke. His fastball of more than 150 km is giving a sense of intimidation to other LG players. In the 4th inning, Moon Bo-kyung was turned into a floating ball by the center fielder, and Kim Min-seong walked, but Seo Geon-chang was treated as a double stroke through the stable relay play of the fielders. Two consecutive innings of double play came out.
The concentration of the beasts in the 5th inning was disappointing. It seemed to easily turn lead hitter Park Dong-won into a grounder, but third baseman Lee Won-seok made a mistake. Then, Joo-Hyun Jung was grounded, but he gave Park Hae-Min a lucky hit, and runners on 1st and 2nd base scored first. However, this time, it passed 5 times without conceding.
In the 6th inning, Suarez faced a crisis from the start of the inning, allowing consecutive hits to Kim Hyun-soo and Moon Bo-kyung. Then, the slider thrown at Kim Min-sung hit the catcher’s glove and bounced off, allowing two runners on the base to advance additional bases. Kim Min-seong threw a ground ball, but Kim Hyun-soo, who was on third base, could not prevent him from entering the home field. Afterwards, Seo Geon-chang was treated as a left fielder’s fly ball and Park Dong-won as a third base ground ball to prevent additional runs.
Even in the 7th inning, Suarez was powerful. His fastball of over 150km shook LG’s lineup. Joo-Hyun Jung was struck out on a swing, and Hae-Min Park gave consecutive hits, but Chang-Ki Hong turned into a double hit. It was neat.
Suarez handed over the mound to Lee Seung-hyun (left) in the bottom of the 8th inning. On this day, Suarez recorded 6 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings. The highest speed was up to 155 km.
However, Suarez did not become a winning pitcher. It was blocked with 2 runs, but the Samsung lineup also scored 2 points and came down to a tie, ending the game without a win or loss.
Suarez also threw well last season, but there were many days when he couldn’t smile. It was because the fire of the bullpen and the support of the other line were disappointing. On this day, the batting line did not explode, and there was no team victory.