The Samsung Lions pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the ace of the No. 1 team, the LG Twins.
Samsung snapped LG’s six-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory in the first game of a three-game midweek series at Lions Park in Daegu on Friday.
An ace matchup between Plutko and Won Tae-in. It came down to the details.
Trailing 0-2 through five innings, Samsung had the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth on a leadoff single by Kim Dong-jin and back-to-back bunt singles by Kim Hyun-joon and Kim Sung-yoon.
After an infield single by Koo Ja-rook and a throwing error by the third baseman on a Kang Min-ho hit, Samsung tied the game at 2-2 with Ryu Ji-hyeok’s RBI double with the bases loaded. In the top of the eighth inning, with the score 4-3, Oh Jae-il drove in a run with a two-run single.
After a two-run first inning, the pattern changed and Won Tae-in, who had pitched five scoreless innings, picked up his fifth win in 44 days with six innings, seven hits, five strikeouts and two runs.
At the plate, Ryu Ji-hyuk went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winning hit. Right fielder Lee Sung-kyu, who came off the bench for Oh Jae-il, saved the day with a crucial home run to end the tie in the seventh inning.
Samsung manager Park Jin-man praised the two-hit performance, saying, “Won Tae-in overcame the shaky first inning and fulfilled his duties as a starter, setting the stage for the comeback.” “Ryu Ji-hyuk’s hit in the top of the sixth inning set the tone for the game, and we were able to block the opposing batters well after that to win,” he added. However, he couldn’t smile as much. “There were times today when our game plan failed and we put ourselves in a difficult situation,” Park said, “and we’re going to reflect on that and give ourselves some internal feedback.
Samsung trailed 0-2 in the bottom of the second and fifth innings with the leadoff hitter on base, but failed to capitalize after Ryu Ji-hyuk and Kang Kang-ul failed to bunt.
“I am personally satisfied to show the home fans who filled the ballpark for the holidays an upset win against the No. 1 team, and I promise to show a good performance tomorrow and the next day,” Park said. 토토사이트