The Samsung Lions broke the chain of 4 consecutive losses in the home room with the ace’s strong pitching and the leading hitter’s one shot.
Samsung won the first game of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 26th. After ending a four-game losing streak, they won their first match this season against Doosan.
On this day, Samsung Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) – Pirella (left fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) – Lee Won-seok (designated hitter) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) – Gong Min-gyu (3rd baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop) – Kim Seong-yoon ( center fielder) to form the starting lineup. David Buchanan was the starting pitcher.
For Doosan, Su-bin Jeong (center fielder) – Soo-haeng Cho (right fielder) – Seok-hwan Yang (1st baseman) – Jae-hwan Kim (designated hitter) – Eui-ji Yang (catcher) – Rojas (left fielder) – Seung-ho Kang (2nd baseman) – Kyung-min Heo (3rd baseman) – Yuchan Lee (Shortstop). The starting pitcher was Raul Alcantara on the mound.
As the first starting pitchers faced each other, the early part of the game developed as a pitcher’s battle. As Samsung Buchanan and Doosan Alcantara fought side by side, the balance of ‘0’ continued until the third inning.
The tense flow was broken in the bottom of the 4th inning by Samsung attack. Leading batsman Koo Ja-wook hit a solo home run over the right fence, leading Samsung to a 1-0 lead.
Doosan also launched a counterattack, but Samsung did not allow them to concede. In the top of the 6th inning, Buchanan hit Doosan Rojas with the bases loaded with 2 outs and passed the hurdle.
Afterwards, in the top of the 8th inning, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun struck out Kim Jae-hwan with 2 out and 1st base, and Samsung got out of the crisis.
Buchanan got his second win of the season by playing the role of an ace with quality start + pitching. The Samsung bullpen also did its part by quelling Doosan’s strong resistance in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. In the other lineup, Ja-wook Koo’s one shot led Samsung to victory.
Doosan’s Alcantara pitched well with 1 run in 6 innings and the bullpen effectively blocked Samsung’s lineup,바카라사이트 but the lineup ended its 3-game winning streak in silence. The geopo duo Yang Seok-hwan and Kim Jae-hwan bowed their heads in silence at every chance.