“In baseball these days, 4 runs is a game that can be caught up with one shot. We had that experience in Suwon.”
The Samsung Lions, led by coach Park Jin-man, will play the 4th game of the season against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 10th.
Samsung brought a cool win the day before. With the starter David Buchanan’s 8 innings, 11 strikeouts and 1 run, and the concentration of the other line, he succeeded in winning 9-1, winning streak and the first team in the KBO League to win 2,800 wins.
Kang Min-ho’s home run with bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning put a wedge in the win. It could have been thought that a 4-point lead would be safe, but coach Park Jin-man did not think so. That’s why Kang Min-ho’s grand slam home run was welcome.
Manager Park Jin-man, whom we met before the game, said, “In baseball these days, 4 runs can end with one shot. We had such an experience in Suwon. Kang Min-ho hit a home run that could break the opponent’s momentum. It made our benches comfortable.”
The ‘experience in Suwon’ that director Park Jin-man mentioned refers to the Suwon KT Wiz match held on April 28th. At the time, Samsung led 8-0 thanks to Albert Suarez’s 7 scoreless innings and the explosive power of the other line. However, in the bottom of the 8th inning, he gave up 8 points in the bullpen hunting. Even if it rained, the pitchers’ concentration was shaken. It was a bittersweet victory, although it was won after a close game in overtime.먹튀검증
Manager Park Jin-man said, “We were winning 8 points at the time, but we experienced a tie. I learned a big lesson then. Baseball isn’t over until it’s over,” he laughed.
If Samsung wins the game on this day, the win-loss margin will be +1. The team is gradually entering a period of stability after coming out of a sluggish six-game losing streak at the beginning of the season.
However, coach Park Jin-man said, “In the current situation, it is not a situation to discuss the win-loss margin plus or minus. You have to win every game you can keep winning. Currently, all teams are concentrated in the mid-table. If you win one game, you can look at 3rd or 4th place depending on the situation. I don’t think we’ll know what will happen until the end of the season. Right now, I am trying to focus on one game, one game.”
Samsung: Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Kang Han-ul (3 baseman) – Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) – Kim Tae-goon (designated hitter) – Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop) – Lee Seong-gyu (center fielder) goes in order. The starting pitcher is Won Tae-in.