I was happy to end the losing streak, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. The manager’s thoughts were similar.
The Samsung Lions avenged the previous day’s loss and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Lotte Giants in the fifth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Tuesday. Samsung improved to 24-31 (.436) on the season.
Starting pitcher Albert Suarez pitched 5⅔ innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five, earning his second win of the season in just over a month after his last outing against the Daegu Kiwoom Heroes on March 4.
At the plate, Oh Jae-il went 4-for-5 with two home runs, while Kim Ji-chan and Lee Jae-hyun also had three-hit games.
After the game, Samsung head coach Park Jin-man said, “Suarez didn’t perfectly recreate the way he was when he was good, but his pitching was encouraging, making us look forward to his next start. Kim Ho-jae played the role of licorice in the two-hitter and secured the win.”먹튀검증
However, Samsung gave up four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 9-3 lead. Even reliever Oh Seung-hwan, who was able to get some rest, came on the mound to close out the game.
“We had a full house for the first time in a long time, but it was unfortunate that we couldn’t finish the game in the ninth inning,” said Park Jin-man. We will do our best for tomorrow’s game.”
Samsung will start Baek Jeong-hyun on the 11th to try and win their second straight game and sweep the series. Lotte has announced Park Se-woong as its starting pitcher.