KT Wiz won 8-7 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away match against the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park (8,613 people) on the 23rd.
With this, KT avenged the defeat the previous day (22nd) and marked 39 wins, 2 draws and 42 losses. The win-loss margin was reduced to -3 again. On the other hand, the lowest ranked Samsung missed the chance of winning series and marked 32 wins and 51 losses. Now, after a day break on Monday (24th), from the 25th, Samsung will face SSG Landers in the living room, and KT will also face LG Twins at home.
◆ KT-Samsung starting lineup- Samsung Lions : Kim Hyeon-joon (center fielder) – Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) – Koo Ja-wook (DH) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Pirella (left fielder) – Kim Dong-jin (3rd baseman) – Ryu Ji-hyeok (1st baseman) – Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Buchanan. Buchanan was originally scheduled to start the home game against KT on the 21st, but could not participate due to gout in the knee. However, as his soreness subsided, he started again. Samsung coach Park Jin-man said before the game, “He says he’s fine.”
– KT Wiz : Kim Min-hyuk (right fielder) – Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) – Alford (left fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (1st baseman) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Hwang Jae-kyun (3rd baseman) – Oh Yun-seok (2nd baseman) – Moon Sang-cheol (designated hitter) – Bae Jung-dae (center fielder). Starting pitchers are excluded. What stood out was that, unlike the last two games, Oh Yoon-seok started at second base. There was a reason. From the 2020 season, when Buchanan entered the KBO League, Oh Yoon-seok had a huge advantage in the opponent’s record. In 2020, when Oh Yoon-seok played for Lotte, he recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats (0.667 batting average), and from 2021, when he was active at KT, until this game, 8 hits in 21 at-bats (0.381 batting average), 1 home run, 3 doubles, and 4 RBIs.
From the beginning of the 1st inning, KT had a chance to get 2nd, 1st and 2nd bases, but Jang Seong-woo withdrew with a ground ball to 1st base and was unable to take the lead. In the end, the bottom of the first inning followed immediately. Samsung took the lead by 2 points and succeeded in suppressing the baseline. Leading batter Kim Hyeon-joon hit right and Kim Ji-chan walked, and next batter Koo Ja-wook successfully hit a sacrifice bunt in front of the pitcher on the first pitch. From the first inning, the Samsung bench boldly took action to the point of instructing center batter Ja-wook Koo to bunt. In the end, the follow-up Kang Min-ho cleanly exploded a right-handed hit with 2 RBIs, making it 2-0. Pirella’s right-hander hit and Kim Dong-jin’s walk continued to create a chance to fill the base, but Ryu Ji-hyeok grounded in front of the pitcher and Kim Seong-yoon grounded to first base, respectively, and bowed their heads.
KT made up for one point in the top of the third inning and launched a counterattack. Leading batter Kim Min-hyeok made a heavy hit, and after two outs, Park Byung-ho succeeded in getting on base due to an error by the second baseman. Samsung second baseman Kim Ji-chan caught a ground ball and caught it to first base, but it fell back as it headed toward the batter runner. In the meantime, Kim Sang-soo, who stepped on second base, went all the way to third base. In the end, Jang Seong-woo, the follow-up, pulled out a timely hit from the left and chased by one point.
KT, who was on the rise, overturned the game in the 4th inning. The lead batter is Oh Yoon-seok. He was the one who went on base against Buchanan earlier on a ball that hit him. And this time, he showed off his nemesis by hitting a heavy hit against Buchanan. While Moon Sang-cheol retreated with a grounder on third base, the batting team entered the next at-bat. Here, Bae Jeong-dae went on base with a walk after a persistent game against Buchanan that went up to 13 pitches. Then, the next hitter, Kim Min-hyeok, hit a timely double with two RBIs that fell in the middle of the right, turning the game 3-2.
At the end of the 4th inning, which immediately followed Kim Seong-yoon’s hit and Kim Hyun-joon’s walk, Samsung seized the opportunity for 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base with an outrageous fight. However, Koo Ja-wook missed the golden opportunity by striking out looking.
In the 5th inning, KT ran away with one more point. After one out, Jang Seong-woo and Hwang Jae-kyun’s consecutive heavy hits and Oh Yoon-seok’s right-handed hit took the opportunity to top the bases with one out. Follow-up Moon Sang-cheol struck out. However, the dispatch team picked out a push walk and ran away to 4-2.
However, Samsung did not back down easily. The bottom of the 5th inning followed immediately. Leading batter Kang Min-ho’s walk and Pirella’s left-handed hit created a chance for first and second base safely. Here, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol climbed the mound himself. Exclusiveness went down the mound without completing the 5th inning and not meeting the requirements for a winning pitcher. Instead, Kim Min-soo came up, but Kim Dong-jin struck a timely hit. Ryu Ji-hyeok continued to hit a sacrifice fly to the left fielder, bringing the game to a 4-4 scoreline.
Now the fight had begun again. When the score was tied, Samsung replaced Buchanan with Woo Kyu-min from the 6th inning without putting Buchanan on the mound. Woo Kyu-min increased his momentum by taking out all of Kim Sang-soo, Alford, and Park Byeong-ho. At the end of the 6th inning, KT immediately replaced Kim Min-soo, who gave a hit to lead batter Kim Hyun-jun. Instead, Park Se-jin was put in, but Kim Ji-chan walked and was driven into a crisis with 1 company, 1st and 2nd base. However, Ja-wook Koo struck out three pitches and Min-ho Kang was induced with a shortstop ground ball to delete the inning.
◆ Episodes 7~9: ‘The starters threw well, but Tae-Hoon Kim was willing to fight 3 times in a row’ Samsung’s bullpen collapsed in vainAt the beginning of the 7th inning, Samsung put third pitcher Kim Tae-hoon on the mound. It was 3 fights. On the 21st, Kim Tae-hoon made a relief appearance as the team’s 6th pitcher, throwing 11 balls while dealing with 4 batters in 1 inning. Then, the day before, he took the mound as the second pitcher following starter Won Tae-in, and became the winning pitcher by pitching ⅔ innings with 1 strikeout and no run. The total number of pitches was 14. But was the 3rd consecutive fight overkill? In the top of the 7th inning, lead hitter Jang Seong-woo was induced to ground to third base, but Hwang Jae-kyun allowed a hit to the left center and pinch hitter Lee Ho-yeon to hit a heavy hit, facing the risk of conceding a run. Here, Samsung replaced the pitcher with Lee Seung-hyun (left-hander). In place of Moon Sang-cheol, KT made a winning move by using Kang Baek-ho as a pinch hitter. However, he bowed his head with a strikeout on the fourth pitch. Although Kang Baek-ho retreated with a beomta, the batting line exploded afterwards. Bae Jeong-dae hit a timely hit in the left field, Min-hyeok Kim hit a double at the right time with 2 RBIs in the left middle month, and Sang-soo Kim hit a double at the right time that fell inside the left field line, making it 8-4.
Samsung seized the chance to catch up right away in the bottom of the 7th inning. After one run, Kim Dong-jin and Ryu Ji-hyeok’s consecutive hits created chances for first and second base. Here, KT put Park Young-hyun in place of Lee Sang-dong. And Samsung was out of luck. Kim Seong-yoon’s well-hit ball was sucked into the glove of KT first baseman Park Byeong-ho, and Ryu Ji-hyeok failed to return base and suffered a double out.
◆ Match: Samsung’s 8th inning opportunity to safely load bases, chasing up to 1 point, but failed to turn overAt the beginning of the 8th inning, KT missed the chance of 2 out 1 base. And in the bottom of the 8th inning, Samsung seized the golden opportunity without sacrificing bases. The pitcher still on the mound is Park Young-hyeon. Leading hitter Kang Han-ul’s hit to the right center, Kim Hyun-joon’s left-handed hit, and Kim Ji-chan’s infield hit that was hit by the pitcher’s glove and bent backwards created an opportunity to load the bases. Now, a big one is a tie. Ja-wook Koo stepped into the plate. Koo Ja-wook, who had been silent with no hits in 3 at-bats before this at-bat. It was different this time. Koo Ja-wook hit the 5th fastball with a ball count of 2-2 and hit a 2-RBI timely hit that landed in front of the right fielder. Lions Park became even hotter. KT could no longer neglect Park Young-hyun. superprecipitation that followed. Kim “Closer” Jae-yoon’s input. Tomorrow was a rest day. It was a calculation to leave six outs to the closer. Kim Jae-yoon seemed to breathe a sigh of relief by handling Kang Min-ho with a fly ball in right field. However, Pirella hit a clean right-handed hit and chased by one point, 8-7. Instead of Ja-wook Koo, Samsung replaced Joo-hyung Ahn as the second base runner. Dongjin Kim struck out and got two outs. Then, the ball hit by Ryu Ji-hyeok’s bat crossed the third baseman’s height and landed in the left outfield. Third base coach Kang Myung-gu’s arms were already spinning vigorously. Ahn Joo-hyung rushed home with a sprint. At this time, left fielder Jung Joon-yeong, who entered as KT’s replacement, caught the ball and threw Ahn Joo-hyung out with a laser home throw. It was the best throw that thrilled KT fans.
Samsung was not behind either. Although they were losing, they put “Legend” Seung-hwan Oh on the mound in the top of the ninth inning. Oh Seung-hwan caught the lead hitter Kang Baek-ho with a floating ball from center fielder, struck out Bae Jeong-dae, and caught Kim Min-hyeok with a ground ball to first base. And the bottom of the 9th inning that followed. The pitcher is still Kim Jae-yoon. Leading batter Kim Seong-yoon went on base with an infield hit in front of the pitcher. Kang Han-ul’s sacrifice bunt made Samsung 1 out and 2 base. Hyun-Jun Kim’s batted ball was caught by the center fielder and it was two outs. In the end, even Kim Ji-chan stepped down with a floating ball in the outfield, and the game ended with KT’s victory.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol, the ‘winner’, said, “He pitched well with good starting pitching. In the other lineup, Bae Jung-dae showed good performances two days in a row. Kim Min-hyeok led the team to victory with a concentrated appearance. In particular, it was great that Jung Joon-young did not allow a tie with a decisive home care. Finisher Kim Jae-yoon also pitched in a difficult situation and saved 2 innings. Thank you.” I overcame it. Thank you to the fans who gave enthusiastic support despite the humid weather.”
Meanwhile, Samsung starter Buchanan that day came down the mound without a win or loss, recording 9 hits, 2 walks, 1 hit ball, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. The total number of pitches was 97. He threw 33 cutters, 21 two-seam fastballs, 16 fastballs, 16 curveballs, and 11 changeups, and the highest speed of the fastball reached 151km. In the Samsung batting line, which hit 17 hits, Kim Hyun-joon, Pirella, and Kim Dong-jin flew wildly with 3 hits side by side.먹튀검증
Exclusion marked 6 hits, 5 walks, 1 strikeout and 4 runs (3 earned) in 4 innings. He threw 89 pitches, including 42 fastballs, 36 sliders and 11 changeups. The maximum velocity of the fastball was 147 km, the slider was 129 to 134 km, and the changeup was 124 to 133 km. For KT with a total of 15 hits, leadoff Kim Min-hyeok made a big success with 3 hits in 6 at-bats, 4 RBIs and 1 point, and Hwang Jae-gyun also performed well with 3 hits.