It was an unusual scene that had never been seen before in his 19-year professional career.
On the 16th, against Suwon KT, Dolbucher Oh Seung-hwan expressed his anger. The dugout froze.
Interpretations were divided. There were those who blamed themselves for not being able to defend. There was also a view that it was an intentional act to revitalize the team’s atmosphere as they faced the threat of falling to the bottom of the standings, which they had never experienced before during their losing streak.스포츠토토
In any case, the chief was desperate. But the team didn’t respond. In the end, Samsung lost the series 6-7 in the bottom of the ninth inning on a walk-off hit by Lee Ho-yeon. The next day, on the 17th, against KT Suwon, Samsung came from behind to lose 5-6 and suffered their fifth straight loss.
They almost fell to last place for the first time this season.
However, Hanwha, which finished later than Samsung, took the lead against Kiwoom and eventually lost 6-9, leaving Samsung in ninth place by half a game. It’s not time to breathe a sigh of relief that a 10th place finish has been avoided.
The losing streak is not good. Throughout the five-game losing streak, the team has come from behind. Four of the five games were one-point losses.
There was a common pattern. The defense faltered and failed to protect leads. Samsung committed eight errors during the five-game losing streak.
Even the KT game on the 17th was lost due to an unforced error.
In the first inning, Samsung failed to prevent a KT double steal at first and third base. The infielder’s throw to the catcher was high enough for a jumping catch.
In the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead, Kang Hyun-woo’s line drive to left-center field was not caught by Pirela in left field. It was recorded as a double, but it was actually a throwing error. If it had been caught, the five-run seventh inning could have ended.
The final run came on a throwing error by shortstop Lee Jae-hyun that allowed a runner to reach third base. Alford made a good throw in reverse motion on a 3-2 pitch, but the throw went wide. Given Alford’s quick feet, it was one of those moments where you wish he hadn’t thrown.
During the five-game losing streak, there were a number of crucial errors by the new young guns. It was the result of inexperience in the heat of the moment. Some growing pains. But a team in danger of falling to the bottom of the standings can’t afford it. The absence of first baseman Oh Jae-il, who has a good defense, is also a factor in the overall uneasiness of the infield.
The more urgent the situation, the more important it is to play with a broader perspective and focus.