Samsung Lions laughed in the final home game.
Samsung won 5-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against SSG Landers held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 14th. Samsung, which won its final home game this season, recorded a season record of 61 wins, 1 draw, and 81 losses. Their record against SSG was 7 wins and 9 losses.안전놀이터
On the other hand, SSG missed a must-win game. To win a direct ticket to the semi-playoffs, you must finish in third place. SSG had to win to avoid considering the number of complicated cases. However, with the loss on this day, their season record was 74 wins, 3 draws, and 65 losses, and they fell to a tie for 3rd place.
◆ Samsung vs SSG starting lineup
Samsung has Ji-chan Kim (second baseman) – Seong-yoon Kim (right fielder) – Ja-wook Koo (left fielder) – Min-ho Kang (catcher) – Ji-hyuk Ryu (third baseman) – Jose Pirella (designated hitter) – Hyun-jun Kim (center fielder) – Ho-jae Kim ( The lineup was formed in the following order: first baseman) – Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop). The starting pitcher is David Buchanan.
Samsung brought out the Ace Buchanan card for the final home game. On this day, a crowd of 10,000 won came to Daegu Samsung Lions Park to watch the game. Before the game, coach Park Jin-man also expressed his determination to win, saying, “It’s been a long time since it was a home game and it seems like a lot of fans came because it was the weekend. There seems to be more interest. Since it’s the last time, I’ll repay you with a win.”
In response, SSG had Oh Tae-gon (first baseman) – Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder) – Han Yu-seom (designated hitter) – Guillermo Heredia (left fielder) – Park Seong-han (shortstop) – Ha Jae-hoon (right fielder) – Choi Joo-hwan (second baseman) – Kim Seong-hyun (third baseman). -The lineup is equipped with Kim Min-sik (catcher). Seung-won Moon took the starting mound.
Coach Kim Won-hyung, who is competing fiercely for the rankings, said, “Every game is important. We cannot let go of the tension until the final game. Seung-won Moon is in good condition recently. He has gained confidence. His recent pitching has been good, so I hope he pitches based on his upward trend. “Then we will get good results,” he said, looking forward to Moon Seung-won’s good pitching.
◆ ‘SSG Killer’ Buchanan VS ‘Samsung Killer’ Moon Seung-won, unable to keep the lead and facing a tough
battle The match between Samsung starting pitcher Buchanan and SSG starting pitcher Seung-won Moon was also exciting. Buchanan has been strong against SSG (including the predecessor SK Wyverns) ever since he arrived in Korea in 2019. He was known as the ‘SSG Killer’, recording 7 wins, no losses, and an ERA of 2.13 in 10 games.
Seung-won Moon also achieved good results for Samsung this year. He had 3 wins, 1 hold, and an ERA of 0.55 in 8 games. Of these, only one starting appearance. On April 12, he pitched well against Samsung in Daegu, allowing 8 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in 8 innings.
Buchanan and Seung-won Moon have strong memories of each other. He continued to pitch well on this day as well. Buchanan was in danger in the top of the first inning with one out and first and second on base, but he threw out both subsequent batters and started the game without allowing a run. In the 4th inning, they faced a situation with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, but they blocked SSG’s batting lineup by catching Kim Seong-hyun with a fly ball to right field.
In the 5th inning, a series of defensive mistakes by his teammates resulted in a score. With 2 outs and runners on second base, Buchanan was hit by a long hit from Hanyu Island. At this time, center fielder Kim Hyun-jun jumped up and tried to catch it, but failed. The ball hit the fence directly and fell to the ground, while second base runner Oh Tae-gon hit home. Batter and runner Han Yu-seom went to third base. And he gave Heredia one more point thanks to a right-handed hit.
Buchanan’s mission ended here. He pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 hits, 4 walks, 2 runs, and striking out 1. Although the number of pitches was only 87, manager Park Jin-man put Taylor Widener on the mound instead of Buchanan. Buchanan was unable to maintain the 1-0 lead and was defeated.
Seung-won Moon also overcame the challenge, but was unable to maintain the lead until the end. At the beginning of the game, they did well to block Samsung’s batting lineup. In the third inning, Kim Hyeon-jun hit a left-field hit and Kim Ho-jae allowed a sacrifice bunt, putting him in danger with one out and two on second base. He then gave up third base due to a wild pitch, and allowed one run when Jaehyun Lee hit a sacrifice fly to left field. Although it was a shaky situation, Moon Seung-won kept the mound with the minimum number of runs allowed.
In the 5th episode, we faced a major crisis. He was hit by an infield hit to shortstop by Ryu Ji-hyuk and a double to left by Pirella, putting him on second and third base with no outs. A situation in which a large number of goals are conceded. However, Moon Seung-won escaped the crisis by striking out Kim Hyun-jun, pinch hitter Oh Jae-il, and Lee Jae-hyeon.
But it collapsed in the 6th inning. Seung-won Moon was walked by Ji-chan Kim and hit to right by Seong-yoon Kim, leaving him with one out and runners on first and second base. In the end, Kang Min-ho allowed a 1-RBI heavy hit. And he was replaced by Noh Kyung-eun. Noh Kyung-eun hit a 1-RBI hit from Ji-hyuk Ryu, and gave up 1 more run to Pirella with a sacrifice fly to center field. The number of runs conceded also increased as the two runners responsible for Moon Seung-won hit home.
Seung-won Moon, who was unable to overcome the critical juncture, recorded 7 hits, 1 walk, 4 runs (3 earned runs), and 4 strikeouts in 5⅓ innings.
◆ Samsung even deploys widener… Samsung was serious about winning the final game at home, and
Samsung made a big effort by even fielding a wide player. Although Widener no longer had a chance to start, Samsung was that desperate for a win that day. Although we failed to advance to the postseason, we wanted to show Daegu fans a good performance in the last home game of the season.
In the 6th inning, Widener hit a heavy hit from Jae-Hoon Ha and a double from Joo-Hwan Choi, leaving him on second and third base with no outs. And Kim Seong-hyun hit a sacrifice fly to center field and gave up 1 point. He gave a walk to Min-sik Kim, but finished the inning without allowing any additional runs by outing the two follow-up runners.
The batting lineup also responded to Mound’s good pitching. Trailing 1-3, they achieved a big inning in the 6th inning and took the lead. Kim Ji-chan’s walk and Kim Seong-yoon’s hit to right gave them a chance with one out and runners on first and second base. And Kang Min-ho’s 1-RBI hit and Ryu Ji-hyuk’s hit added 1 point. In addition, the opponent made a mistake, adding one more point. And Pirella succeeded in turning the game around by hitting a sacrifice fly to center field and scoring one point.
◆ Oh Seung-hwan made history by achieving 400 SV in front of a 10,000-won crowd in
the 8th inning with a 4-3 lead. Samsung sent Seung-Hwan Oh to the mound. With two outs and two on second base, Oh Seung-hwan’s song ‘Lazenka Saves’ rang out at Lions Park. And Oh Seung-hwan finished the inning without allowing a run by grounding Choo Shin-soo to first base.
The batting line also contributed to Oh Seung-hwan’s record-breaking performance. In the 9th inning, when Kim Hyeon’s hit led to 2 outs and runners on first base, Seong-gyu Lee hit a 1-run triple that hit the center wall directly. Samsung solidified its lead to 5-3.
Two gradually lead situations. Seung-Hwan Oh took the mound in the 9th inning. He walked leadoff hitter Oh Tae-gon, but took a breather by disposing of Choi Ji-hoon with a foul fly to third base. However, he was in trouble when he walked again to Hanyu Island. However, he made saves by throwing Heredia on a fly ball to right field and Seonghan Park on a fly ball to left field.
By adding a save on this day, Seung-Hwan Oh became the first player in the KBO League to record 400 saves. There is a big difference in second place from Son Seung-rak (retired, 271). Perhaps Oh Seung-hwan’s 400 saves will become an immortal record.
◆ Doosan wins 3-2 over LG → SSG falls to tied for 3rd place
On the same day, the Doosan Bears, who are competing for rankings, faced the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium. Doosan won 3-2, recording a season record of 74 wins, 2 draws, and 65 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.532. NC Dinos did not have a game that day, maintaining a winning percentage of 0.532.
And SSG fell behind Samsung with a score of 3-5, dropping from sole 3rd place to tied 3rd place. It was a game we absolutely had to win, but we had a hard time because our batting lineup didn’t work out. We failed to secure a victory as we missed many scoring opportunities.