With franchise star Koo Ja-rook sidelined with a right hamstring injury, there were fears that the team’s batting line-up would be even weaker. However, thanks to the microscopic analysis, the team knocked down the top foreigner, Eric Peddie.메이저놀이터
Samsung played NC for the sixth time this season on the 6th. NC started Widener, the foreign one-two punch partner of Eric Peddie (9-1, 1.63 ERA).
Widener, who made a late return to the first team due to back pain, recorded his first win of the season in his debut against Dusan on the 30th of last month, tossing six scoreless innings (two hits, two walks, nine strikeouts).
Meeting with the media before the game, Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “Widener is a similar type to Pedi. He’s more of a three-quarter type, not an over type. He didn’t look bad against Pedi, and we prepared accordingly as they have similar styles.”
Samsung’s microscopic analysis was spot on. With two big innings in the first and fifth innings, he held Widener to nine runs on nine hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 4⅔ innings.
The Samsung bats came alive in the first inning. After a Kim Ji-chan walk and a Kim Hyun-joon single to right put runners on first and third, Samsung opened the scoring with a Kang Min-ho single to left. With runners on first and second, Kim Dong-yeop singled to drive in Kim Hyun-jun from second. Yoon Jung-bin grounded out to second, but Oh Jae-il followed with a two-run double. 4-0.
Samsung had another chance to score in the second as Kim Ji-chan singled, stole second and scored on a wild pitch by Kim Hyun-joon. Kang Min-ho followed with an RBI single to score another run. Samsung completed its second big inning in the fifth with a 5-3 lead. With two outs, Lee Jae-hyun and Kim Ho-jae hit back-to-back singles to make it 9-3.
After giving up nine runs in 4⅔ innings, Widener shook his head and walked off the mound. NC scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, but could not close the gap any further.