Rookie outfielder Jung Joon-young saved KT from a crisis with a clothesline-like home throw.
KT Wiz won 8-7 in the 12th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 23rd.바카라사이트
KT avenged the previous day’s defeat and decorated the weekend’s three-game series with a winning series. Season 39 wins, 2 draws, 42 losses. On the other hand, Samsung, whose winning streak was frustrated, became 32-51.
KT, who went on the away road, formed the starting lineup in the order of Kim Min-hyeok (right fielder) – Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (1st baseman) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Hwang Jae-gyun (3rd baseman) – Oh Yun-seok (2nd baseman) – Moon Sang-cheol (designated hitter) – Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder).
In response, Samsung faced Kim Hyeon-jun (center fielder) – Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) – Koo Ja-wook (designated hitter) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Kim Dong-jin (third baseman) – Ryu Ji-hyeok (1st baseman) – Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) – Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop).
The first place was Samsung’s charge. In the first inning, table setters Kim Hyeon-jun and Kim Ji-chan set the table for first and second base safely with right-handed hits and walks. Then Ja-wook Koo calmly succeeded in a sacrifice bunt, and Min-ho Kang struck a timely hit with 2 RBIs. However, Pirella’s right-handed hit and Kim Dong-jin’s walk led to a one-out run that ended with Ryu Ji-hyeok and Kim Seong-yoon’s consecutive hits.
KT counterattacked three times. Leader Kim Min-hyeok went on base with a heavy hit. Kim Sang-soo and Alford retreated with consecutive hits, but when Park Byung-ho was at bat, second baseman Kim Ji-chan made an error on first base, and the situation changed to 2 out, 1st and 3rd base, and Jang Sung-woo followed up with a one-run left-handed hit in pursuit.
In the 4th inning, leader Oh Yoon-seok hit a heavy hit, and Bae Jeong-dae set a table for 1 company 1st and 2nd base with a walk at the end of 13 pitches, while Kim Min-hyuk hit a 2-RBI double. Afterwards, in the 5th inning, Seong-Woo Jang, Jae-Gyun Hwang, and Yoon-Seok Oh made three hits in a row, and Bae Jeong-dae scored an RBI running away with a push-off walk.
Samsung did not back down. In the 5th inning, Kang Min-ho, the leader, walked, and Pirella hit left-handed, and was located on 1st and 2nd base. Following Kim Dong-jin’s hit to the right, right fielder Kim Min-hyeok’s catch error occurred, and Kang Min-ho, the second base runner, took advantage of the gap to step home. Ryu Ji-hyuk then hit a sacrifice fly to tie the score 4-4 to the left fielder.
The winner was the 7th inning. After one out, Hwang Jae-kyun and pinch hitter Lee Ho-yeon hit consecutively and created chances for first and second base. Pinch hitter Kang Baek-ho struck out, but Bae Jeong-dae broke the 4-4 balance with 1 RBI and left-handed hit, then Kim Min-hyeok 2 RBI doubles and Kim Sang-soo 1 RBI double to seal the game.
In the 8th inning, Kang Han-wool, Kim Hyeon-joon, and Kim Ji-chan’s consecutive hits, and Ku Ja-wook’s 2 RBIs and Pirella’s 1 RBI timely hit at the base, 7-8, pursued by 1 point. Afterwards, Ryu Ji-hyeok from 2nd base, 1st and 2nd base, hit the left fielder, but left fielder Jung Joon-young caught second base runner Joo-hyung Ahn, who was aiming for a goal, with a laser home throw. End of the inning. SPOTV commentator Jeong Min-tae, a former KBO legend, exclaimed, “Can you play this well?”
In KT, Kim Min-soo, Park Se-jin, Lee Sang-dong, Park Young-hyun, and Kim Jae-yoon kept their backs while the starting exclusion was withdrawn with 4 innings, 6 hits, 5 walks, 1 strikeout and 4 runs (3 earned run). Lee Sang-dong had his 3rd win of the season, and Kim Jae-yoon had his 15th save. In the other lineup, Kim Min-hyeok performed a one-man show with 3 hits and 4 RBIs in 6 at-bats.
Samsung ace David Buchanan also performed sluggishly with 9 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. The losing pitcher was Kim Tae-hoon. Kim Dong-jin’s three hits were overshadowed by defeat.
After taking a day off, KT will play three consecutive matches during the week against LG at home from the 25th. Samsung greets SSG at home.