“I pitched really well…” 8 Billion Catcher’s End: A National Shortstop Reflects on a Perfect Pitch in the 9th Inning

“It’s a result, but it would have been better if we had one home game.”

Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man reflected on the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 27. Samsung took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning behind Won Tae-in’s eight innings of two-run ball, but gave up three runs to Lotte to lose 3-5. Ahn Chi-hong hit the tying run and Yoo Kang-nam hit the game-winning run.온라인카지노

“If the game had ended yesterday, the stars would have been Won Tae-in and Lee Jae-hyun,” said Park Jin-man, who was interviewed before the game against Busan Lotte on Monday. “Won Tae-in pitched incredibly well. It’s unfortunate that it happened at the end. It’s a shame that it didn’t work out in the end.” Won Tae-in pitched eight innings of six-hit (one home run), no walks and two runs, but a bullpen fire prevented him from getting his fourth win of the season.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, with runners on first and third, Ahn Chi-hong’s at-bat was replayed. Ahn hit the ball toward third base, and Samsung third baseman Kim Ho-jae threw to second base instead of home plate, looking for a double play. However, the batter, Ahn Chi-hong, was unable to get an out, leaving only one out. Jeon Jun-woo, who was on third base, came home before Yoo Kang-nam hit the game-winning home run.

“I think Kim Ho-jae himself judged that the ball was coming toward second base and he thought he could handle it there,” Park said. “It’s one run, so anything can happen. However, as it was the last inning, I think it would have been better to try for a home run, even though it was a result. That’s one of the regrets of living in first base. Of course, I respect his decision. I think he thought he could end it cleanly.”

Regarding Lee Jae-hyun, who hit a two-run shot to give Samsung the lead in the seventh inning, he said, “Lee Jae-hyun’s hitting is getting better. After a few days off, his stamina seems to have recovered a lot. His concentration has also improved.”

Samsung’s lineup is Kim Hyun-joon (center field), Kang Han-ul (third base), Jose Pirela (left field), Kang Min-ho (designated hitter), Oh Jae-il (first base), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), Ryu Seung-min (right field), and Kim Ji-chan (second base). The starting pitcher is Albert Suarez. Oh Seung-hwan was named to the active roster and Park Se-woong was designated for assignment.