‘6 runs in 5⅔ innings→8 runs in 3 innings→1 run in 6 innings’ resurgence for the former first-round pick

Although he didn’t get the win, he certainly fulfilled his duties as a starting pitcher. The star of the show is left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, a former first-round pick of the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Lee started the game against the SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 4 and pitched well, allowing one run on three hits (one home run) in six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Threw 89 pitches, 59 for strikes. He touched 95 mph on the speed gun and utilized his primary pitches effectively, including his curveball, changeup, and cut fastball.

After getting off to a good start by striking out Park Sung-hoon, Choi Ji-hoon, and Choi Jung in the first inning, Lee gave up a four-pitch curveball to Lee Ji-young on 1B-2S with the bases loaded in the second inning.

After retiring Choi Kyung-mo, Park Sung-sung, and Choi Ji-hoon in order in the third to complete his second three-hit shutout inning, Lee struck out the leadoff batter, Choi Jung, on a 12-pitch at-bat in the fourth. He gave up a walk to Heredia but retired Han Yoo-seom and Lee Ji-young on consecutive pitches. In the fifth, Lee retired Go Myung-joon, Ha Jae-hoon, and Choi Kyung-mo on seven pitches.

In the sixth inning, he made quick work of Park Sung-han and Choi Ji-hoon, inducing an infield grounder. Two batters later, Choi Jung singled, but Heredia grounded out to second. After earning his second quality start of the season, the right-hander was relieved by Lee Seung-hyun in the seventh inning with the score 0-1. He was in danger of losing the game, but the team’s bats came alive in the eighth inning and rallied for a 3-1 victory.

Lee Seung-hyun, who was a reliever until last year, has been transformed into a starter this season. Against Hanwha on March 17, he allowed two runs in five innings (five hits (one home run), three walks, and four strikeouts). against Hanhwa on March 17, earning his third win of the season.

After a 5⅔ inning, 9-hit, 2-run performance against KT in Daegu on March 23 (6 runs on 9 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts), Lee struggled against Kiwoom in Daegu on 토토 March 29 (8 runs (6 earned) on 12 hits (1 HR), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts in 3 innings). After two consecutive games of underwhelming pitching, Lee rebounded in this game.

Samsung defeated SSG 3-1 to extend its winning streak to five games, dating back to last month’s 30th game against Daegu Kiwoom. Right-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who started in the second game, pitched one scoreless inning to earn his fourth win of the season. Closer Oh Seung-hwan, who took the mound in the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead, earned his 18th save of the season and moved past Kia’s Jung Hae-young to take sole possession of the division lead.

“Our pitchers, including starting left-hander Lee Seung-hyun and right-handers Lee Seung-hyun, Kim Jae-yoon, and Oh Seung-hwan, were able to shut down the opposing bats perfectly, allowing us to come back in the second half of the game and hold on to 파워볼사이트 추천 the lead,” said Park Jin-man.

“It was especially nice to see Kim Ji-chan’s dramatic tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and Koo Ja-rook’s ability to keep the momentum going and come back from a one-run deficit,” he added.

“As the winning streak continues, the players’ focus is getting stronger and stronger, and today you could see it in McKinnon’s extreme focus in the bottom of the seventh inning when he caught a two-out hit batsman,” Park said.

“We bounced back from a tough first game on the road. We’ll look to carry that momentum into this week.”


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