It was a complete victory for the Samsung Lions. In the first series of this season, he suffered a sweep loss, but in the second series, he succeeded in overtaking the first game by catching the first game. At the center was ‘Pirellaions’ Pirella.
The Samsung Lions won 4-0 in the home game between the LG Twins and the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park (13,765 people) on the 12th.
With this victory, Samsung escaped from a two-game losing streak and had only one win left before returning to a 50% win rate with 15 wins and 16 losses. In addition, he escaped from 3 consecutive losses against LG. On the other hand, LG lost without being able to continue the upward trend of the 1-0 victory against Kiwoom the previous day (11th). Now, the two teams will face off at the same place on the 13th at 5pm. Samsung is aiming to confirm the winning series, while LG is aiming for a counterattack.
It was a game in which Samsung’s firepower shined after a long time. In fact, Samsung scored only one point in two matches against Hanwha over the past two days. In the game against Hanwha on the 10th, he had only one hit, and on the 11th, he had only 4 hits. It was an awful silence. Before the game, Samsung coach Park Jin-man analyzed, “It seems that the batters are carrying a little pressure. They are not able to produce RBIs in the center line. If they solve that part quickly when the opportunity comes, there will be better results.”
And as Park expected, a solver appeared in the chance. It was Pirella, a filial foreign batter. In the bottom of the 1st inning, Pirella stepped down due to a catcher foul fly out with one out and 1st base opportunity.
However, the second at-bat was different. In the bottom of the third inning, both teams were tied 0-0. After one out, Lee Jae-hyun picked out a walk, and Kang Han-ul went on base with a hit in the middle left. The next batter is Pirella. The first pitch is a ball. And LG starter Lee Ji-gang kicked up the low slider (133km) in the second pitch and exploded a three-run gun that went over the left-middle fence. It was the 6th home run of the season with a distance of 120m.
This was not the end. Bottom of the 5th inning with Samsung still leading 3-0. Leading batter Kim Sang-min reached base with a hit to left-center, and Lee Jae-hyeon’s sacrifice bunt made him 1 out and 2 base. The follow-up was a straight walk. Here, Pirella struck a timely hit to the left and called second base runner Kim Sang-min home. This was not the end. LG left fielder Lee Jae-won, who had the opportunity to start for the first time this season, took advantage of the gap that he could not catch in one shot and sprinted to second base to make a safe. It was the moment when Pirella’s hustle play shone once again.
Pirella continued to show good hitting. In the 7th inning, he took the lead and hit a home run to the left-middle wall. Although he was caught by Park Hae-min’s super catch, he was able to confirm his perfect hitting feeling that day.
Pirella, who joined the Samsung Lions in 2021 and became the 3rd year of the KBO League this year. Prior to this game, it was Pirella who participated in 29 games this year and had a batting average of 0.270, 5 homers, 17 RBIs, 19 runs, slugging percentage of 0.426, and on-base percentage of 0.321. Before May, it seemed to be slowing down a bit with a batting average of 0.253 (24 hits in 95 at-bats) in 23 games. However, in May, he showed a comeback with a batting average of 0.355 (11 hits in 31 at-bats), 2 home runs and 7 RBIs, including the game that day.토스카지노
On the other hand, starting pitcher Baek Jung-hyun made a perfect pitch on the mound with Pirella. He succeeded in achieving 2 wins (3 losses) of the season by throwing 100 balls in 7 innings and striking out 3 hits and 8 strikeouts. Woo Kyu-min protected the 8th inning, and Kim Tae-hoon (⅔ innings) and Lee Seung-hyun (⅓ innings) protected the 9th. Kang Han-wool, who was placed in the second batting order along with Pirella, also played an active role as a multi-hit, while Kim Tae-goon, Kim Ji-chan, pinch hitter Kim Jae-sang, and outfielder Kim Sang-min, who had the opportunity to make their first start in their debut, recorded one hit each.
On the other hand, LG starter Lee Ji-gang suffered the first loss of the season with 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 1 hit ball, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings (86 pitches). Subsequently, Song Eun-beom, Jin Hae-soo, and Choi Dong-hwan were responsible for one scoreless inning each. However, he lowered his head as the batting line stopped at 3 hits.