Baek Jeong-hyeon of Samsung was the first to win 6-4 against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 18th.
He kept the mound until the 8th inning, giving only 2 points and effectively blocking the opponent’s batting line. He continued his perfect streak until the 8th inning with one out, but his record was broken as he gave up an infield hit to Edison Russell, but it was a flawless pitch.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “It was a game where Baek Jung-hyun overwhelmed with the best pitching. He pitched to help the team through long innings with effective pitching,” he praised.
Among the batters, Lee Seong-gyu and Kim Ho-jae’s performances cannot be left out. Those who prepared for this season at the Futures Camp lightened the shoulders of Baek Jung-hyun by striking valuable timely hits. Lee Seong-gyu, who had been withdrawn in the first at-bat in the first inning with a fly to center field, hit a left-handed hit by Kang Min-ho and a walk by Lee Jae-hyeon, and 1 out, 1st and 2nd base on a double that exceeded the height of the right fielder. Second base runner Kang Min-ho went home through third base. 3-0.
Samsung added one more point with Song Joon-seok’s choice of fielder in the second and third base scoring chances. The trial court was out, but it was overturned due to Samsung Bench’s video review request. Instead of starter Jang Jae-young, Yang Hyun took the mound.
Instead of Lee Won-seok, who had a bad left thigh condition, Kim Ho-jae got off to a good start by scoring a double in the right field in the first at-bat with a 2-0 lead. He produced a hit that landed in the middle right against the pitcher he switched. Third base runner Lee Seong-gyu made a comfortable home run. Samsung widened the score to 6-0 with Koo Ja-wook’s center fielder sacrifice fly.
Kiwoom started chasing after completing the big innings in the ninth inning, but no dramatic situation was produced. Coach Park Jin-man did not forget the performance of those who delivered nutritious and timely hits in the game. He praised, “With Kim Ho-jae and Lee Seong-gyu’s RBI coming out on time, we were able to easily lead the game.” 메이저놀이터