The ‘long rain’ turned into ‘short rain’ for the Samsung Lions. Samsung snaps three-game losing streak thanks to ace David Buchanan.
Samsung improved to 29-48 (0.377) on the season with an 8-0 shutout win over the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Changwon NC Park on Monday. NC won 37 games and drew 37, which is exactly five wins to the good.
Samsung’s lineup was Kim Hyun-jun (center field), Kim Dong-jin (second base), Koo Ja-uk (designated hitter), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Jose Pirela (left field), Ryu Ji-hyuk (first base), Kang Han-ul (third base), Kim Sung-yoon (right field), and Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop). The starting pitcher was Buchanan.
NC’s lineup was Son Asub (right fielder), Choi Jung-won (center fielder), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Kwon Hee-dong (designated hitter), Jason Martin (left fielder), Yoon Hyung-joon (first baseman), Kim Su-yoon (third baseman), Park Se-hyuk (catcher), and Kim Ju-won (shortstop). Shin Min-hyuk was the starting pitcher.
Samsung took the early lead in the game. After a walk and a throwing error by Shin Min-hyuk put runners on first and third in the third inning, Samsung took the lead on a sacrifice fly by Kim Dong-jin. In the top of the fourth, Pirela pulled a five-pitch cut fastball from Shin Min-hyuk for a solo shot to left field. The score was 2-0.
Needing a run, Samsung solidified its lead in the middle of the game. In the top of the sixth inning, Lee Jae-hyun doubled with the bases loaded and Kim Hyun-joon grounded out to third base to score Kim Sung-yoon, bringing the score to three runs in one inning.온라인카지노
In the top of the seventh, after Koo Jae-rook singled and Kang Min-ho doubled, Pirela hit a triple with runners on second and third to bring home both runners. The next batter, Ryu Ji-hyuk, followed with a sacrifice fly of his own, and the gap between the two teams grew to eight runs.
The bullpen, which took over the mound from the eighth inning, also finished the game cleanly. Lee Jae-ik in the eighth and Jang Pil-joon in the ninth pitched a scoreless inning each to complete the shutout.
Buchanan pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, walking two and striking out five to earn a Quality Start Plus (QS+) and his sixth win of the season. At the plate, Pirela went 2-for-4 with a home run and a triple, while Koo and Kim Sung-yoon also contributed multi-hit efforts. In the end, the extra day off due to the rainout proved to be a boon for Samsung.
On the other hand, NC starter Shin Min-hyuk took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits (one home run) and one walk in four innings. Lee Yong-joon (1 run in 1 inning), Cho Min-seok (2 runs in 1 inning), and Bae Min-seo (3 runs in 1 inning) all gave up runs, and only the fifth pitcher, Kim Tae-hyun, who pitched two innings, did not give up a run. The offense remained scoreless through nine innings.