The Samsung Lions, who could not erase the uneasiness from the defense despite the command tower warning, could not break the losing streak.
Samsung suffered a 4-game losing streak after losing 6-7 in an away game against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 16th. The season record was 26 wins and 34 losses (0.433), and Samsung fell to ninth place after 51 days since April 26 with the loss that day.
It was dissatisfying not only in terms of results but also in terms of content. Samsung, which recorded 4 errors in 3 consecutive matches during the week, was greatly shaken with 3 errors in the game on the 16th.
Second baseman Kim Ji-chan, who made a defensive mistake in the away game against the LG Twins the previous day, was caught up in another mistake. At the end of the 5th inning, the lead hitter Ahn Chi-yeong rolled toward second base, and Kim Ji-chan threw the ball to first base. However, as the pitch flew high, first baseman Gong Min-gyu managed to prevent the ball from falling backwards with a jump catch. The result was safe.
Subsequent hitter Anthony Alford went on base with a hit and became first and second base safely, and then Samsung bench replaced Kim Ji-chan with Kim Ho-jae as second baseman. There were no injuries or physical problems. It was a replacement of ‘reproach’ for mistakes.
Before the game, Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “You can make mistakes, but you have to make it clear what you can do.” I should have judged that quickly, but yesterday, even though I was on second and third base, Kim Ji-chan couldn’t block it with his glove or body.”
However, despite coach Park’s emphasis on stability in defense, when Kim Ji-chan made a mistake, the Samsung bench boldly ordered a replacement.먹튀검증
Even after Kim Ji-chan was replaced, another error occurred in the Samsung infield. In the bottom of the 8th inning, when the team was leading 6-5, third baseman Kim Young-woong, who caught Park Byung-ho’s normal ground ball from second out and third base, allowed third base runner Sang-ho Lee to score with a bad throw to first base.
After losing the lead, Samsung collapsed in the bottom of the ninth with Lee Ho-yeon’s finishing hit. Infielders who made mistakes in defense provided the reason for the loss.