Samsung won consecutive games after a long time. The content is more pleasing. He won without conceding a single point. It’s been two years. It’s still a tough season, but it’s a winning streak that could signal a “rebound.”
Samsung won 7-0 in the final game of three consecutive weekends against NC in the 2023 KBO League regular season at Changwon NC Park on the 9th.
Starter Albert Suarez won three wins (7 losses) of the season by pitching six innings with three hits, one walk, four strikeouts and no runs. Left-handers Lee Seung-hyun, Kim Tae-hoon and Choi Ji-kwang also made one scoreless inning. He has a total of three innings of no-hitter.
The batters scored seven points with 13 hits. Jose Pirella shot three hits and one RBI, and Kang Han-ul and Kim Sung-yoon shot two hits and two RBIs side by side. Lee Jae-hyun also produced two hits and one RBI.
Samsung also laughed in the game on the 8th. It was an 8-0 victory. David Buchanan showed off his quality start plus 꽁머니지급 (QS+) perfect pitch with two hits, two walks, five strikeouts and no runs in seven innings. Lee Jae-ik and Jang Pil-jun added one scoreless inning each.
In the batting line, Pirella produced two hits and three RBIs, including a home run, and Lee Jae-hyun added one hit and two RBIs. Kim Sung-yoon and Koo Ja-wook each scored two hits and one run, while transfer student Ryu Ji-hyuk also had one hit and one RBI.
It is two consecutive wins. It has succeeded in 28 days since two consecutive wins against Lotte in Daegu on June 10-11. For three weeks from June 13 to July 2, he won only one win a week. He also had to be sarcastically called the Sunday Lions by winning only on Sunday Lions.
This flow has finally been broken. He was swept by Doosan in three consecutive games during the week. It was Pohang, which was called the “land of promise,” but it was not on Samsung’s side. It became the sacrifice of Doosan’s consecutive victories.
The match against Changwon NC on the 7th was canceled due to rain, and two games were played from the 8th to the 9th. I caught all of this game. We finished the away series in a good mood.
There’s another one. It’s two consecutive ‘Youngbong wins’. Starter Buchanan and Suarez collaborated on 13 scoreless innings, and all five bullpen players scored one scoreless inning. There was no reason to burst into the lineup.
Samsung’s last scoreless victory in two consecutive games should be traced back to the 2021 season. He won 1-0 in a row against Daegu NC from September 25 to 26, 2021. After 651 days, the results were the same. It is also coincidental that the opponent is NC.
Even if the standard is lowered to one run in two consecutive games, it will be the past. On May 6-7, 2022, they won 5-0 and 4-1 against Lotte in Sajik, respectively. In 428 days, he made a “game with less than one run in a row.”
The pitching and hitting balance was perfect. It is the most necessary part for Samsung at the moment. It’s strangely twisted. There was a spate of injuries. Koo Ja-wook, who was in the middle of a good pace, returned from a long absence due to a hamstring injury. When Koo Ja-wook came, Oh Jae-il left due to a hamstring injury.
Before the season, Kim Hyun-joon and Kim Jae-sung started the season with a hole as they were missing. Coach Park Jin-man expressed expectations, saying, “I think we will be all together in June.” But until now, Samsung has not been fully integrated.
Pitchers were also disappointed. Closer Oh Seung-hwan is not as good as before. He has a 4.80 ERA this season. Woo Kyu-min also has a 5.24 ERA. Last year was the most reliable veteran duo, but not this season.
Other pitchers can’t give faith either. Both left and right Lee Seung-hyun have a four-point ERA, and other cards such as Hong Jung-woo are also not good. Yang Chang-seop pitched well in the bullpen, but he recently slipped. Kim Tae-hoon, who was brought in as a trade, is also very good.
I had to break the bad flow somehow. The most necessary thing was victory. Furthermore, it was important to win in a row. I did it in a month. The content was also good. It’s a welcome part.
Samsung is still in last place. It is 5.5 games behind ninth-place Hanwha. The first bottom of the foundation may become a reality. A rebound is needed. To this end, the most necessary conditions have been met. It could be the starting point for a major counterattack. That’s how it should be.