Samsung’s pitcher replacement after 2 outs in the 9th inning, what was the reason?
The match between Samsung Lions and LG Twins was held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 12th.
On this day, Samsung took a 4-0 lead with Pirella’s preemptive three-run gun in the third inning and a timely hit by Pirella in the fifth inning. On the other hand, LG was blocked by Samsung starter Baek Jung-hyun’s perfect pitch. Up to the 7th inning, he could only get 3 hits (4th inning Hong Chang-ki, 7th inning Park Hae-min and 7th inning Oh Ji-hwan).토토사이트
Oh “Closer” Seung-hwan is not currently in the first-team roster. In the 8th inning, the Samsung pitcher was veteran Woo Kyu-min. He eliminated one inning by inducing Park Dong-won in number 7, Seo Geon-chang in number 8, and Lee Jae-won in number 9 with floating balls in left field.
Woo Kyu-min fights back 8 times.
and the 9th inning. LG’s final attack. The pitcher Samsung posted was Kim Tae-hoon, who was recently recruited through a trade with Kiwoom (Lee Won-seok + 3R nomination). Kim Tae-hoon allowed lead hitter Hong Chang-ki to walk straight, but Park Hae-min struck out on the 4th looking.
Then, even Kim Hyun-soo induced a ground ball to first base on the second pitch and filled two outcounts. The game seemed to be over when Kim Hyun-soo hit the ball into a double play, but he avoided a double play by sprinting. During this process, Samsung applied for a video review and showed the appearance of knocking on a stone bridge. The result is safe.
The next hitter was Austin, who hit number 4. At this time, Samsung pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook walked toward the mound. It was a pitcher change. He gave up right-hander Kim Tae-hoon and chose left-hander Lee Seung-hyun. Usually, it is common to leave a full inning to the pitcher who came out as a finisher, but the command tower’s choice was replacement. What could be the reason?
First of all, according to Samsung officials, there was no abnormality in Kim Tae-hoon’s physical condition. In addition, it is said that Lee Seung-hyun was already warming up early so that he could be put into the ninth inning. Here, in the situation where Oh Seung-hwan left, he is playing the role of Samsung’s closer. This season, Lee Seung-hyun participated in 14 games and recorded an average ERA of 3.46 with 1 win, 1 loss and 3 saves. In addition, he had been resting for 8 days before throwing 1 inning (10 pitches) against Hanwha on the 11th.
It is also possible that Austin has taken into account the fact that he has been stronger against righties than lefties this season. Austin’s batting average against lefties was 0.250 (9-for-36), while he was very strong at 0.429 (33-for-77) against righties. However, there were 0 home runs against right pitchers. Although he did pull off three against left-handed pitchers.
It is said to be a 4-point difference, but it is also baseball these days that you can easily make a big inning if you follow the flow in Korean baseball. Moreover, Samsung has a painful memory of being swept away in the first series confrontation with LG this season. It would have been important to win while using all the cards that could be used, even if it was to overpower the baseline.
In the end, putting right-hander Kim Tae-hun down and left-hander Lee Seung-hyun up was an effective move. After a full count match, Seung-Hyun Lee threw a fastball (143km) on the 6th pitch and guided Austin to a shortstop grounder, ending the game.
Coach Park Jin-man said after the game, “Starter Baek Jung-hyun overwhelmed the opponent’s batting line with perfect pitching. The bullpen line that followed also finished the game well. . I will prepare well for the rest of the weekend series,” he promised.
The two teams will play the 5th game of the season on the 13th at 5pm at the same location. According to Samsung officials, more than 16,000 tickets have already been sold by the previous day (12th). More than 20,000 spectators are expected to gather. Samsung pitches Heo Yoon-dong (0-0, 6.00 ERA) and LG pitches Kelly (2-2, 4.93 ERA) as starting pitchers.
Samsung Lions left-hander Lee Seung-hyun fights back on the mound after two outs in the ninth inning against LG in Daegu on the 12th.