‘Five games in a row to end a five-game losing streak’ Samsung cried because of Gyunjin, then laughed because of Gyunjin
Samsung, which had lost five consecutive games and was on the verge of falling to the bottom of the standings, turned things around thanks to the performance of its pitching staff.
Samsung won 7-5 against KT in Suwon on April 18. The victory ended a five-game losing streak that began on Nov. 13 against LG Electronics in Jamsil.
Choi Chae-heung, making his second start of the week after returning from military service, was roughed up for five runs on 10 hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 4⅔ innings. With the score tied at 5-5 in the fifth inning, Moon Yong-ik took over. A wild pitch, a walk and a stolen base put runners on second and third, but he got Anthony Alford to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the threat.
They say ‘crisis after crisis, chance after chance’. Samsung won the game 6-5 in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Kim Ji-chan. Needing a save, Moon Yong-ik retired the next three batters, Jung Jun-young, Moon Sang-chul, and Jang Sung-woo, on nine pitches. In the seventh, Yang Chang-seop took the mound. He gave up back-to-back singles to Choi Jae-dae and Lee Ho-yeon, but got Kim Min-hyuk and Park Byung-ho to fly out to center field to keep the game scoreless.먹튀검증
With momentum on their side, Samsung scored one more run in the eighth on an infield single by Kim Ji-chan. With a two-run lead, Samsung sent submarine pitcher Kim Dae-woo to the mound in the eighth inning. He struck out the leadoff batter, Alford, and gave the mound to right-hander Lee Seung-hyun. He gave up a double to right field to the first batter, Jung Jun-young, but got Moon Sang-chul and Jang Jang-woo to pop out and fly out to center field, respectively.
Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun came on in a save situation in place of Oh Seung-hwan, who was removed from the roster ahead of the game. With a two-run lead in the top of the ninth, Hwang Jae-gyun and Lee Ho-yeon hit a grounder to third and a fly to center, respectively. With the bases loaded and a full count, Moon gave up a single to right, but got pinch-hitter Kang Hyun-woo to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
Moon Yong-ik picked up his first win of the season, while left-hander Lee Seung-hyun earned his third save. Samsung has lost five straight games due to a creaky pitching staff. Thanks to Gye Too-jin, they broke the five-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, Samsung will welcome Kiwoom to Anbang for a three-game midweek series starting on May 20.