The Samsung Lions failed to change the mood again.
The team fell 0-6 in the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday. Trusted starter Baek Jeong-hyun was shut down by three home runs and the bats were lethargic.
Samsung, which has lost three straight games and dropped to the bottom of the standings for the first time in 1865 days since May 14, 2018, made several changes to its first-team lineup. They called up pitcher Kim Tae-hoon and infielder Kang Kang-ul.
The team also made changes to the roster. The team immediately put Kang in the starting lineup with Kim Dong-yeop in left field and Pirela in right field.메이저놀이터
Samsung’s batting order was Kim Ji-chan (second base), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), Kim Hyun-joon (center field), Pirela (right field), Kim Jae-sung (catcher), Kim Dong-yeop (left field), Kim Tae-gun (designated hitter), Kang Kang-ul (third base), and Kim Ho-jae (first base).
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Kim Hyun-jun was also deployed in the outfield. Before the game, manager Park Jin-man said, “Kim Hyun-jun has hit at No. 5 before. He has a good batting feel,” Park said. “It’s to give our batting lineup more strength. Kim Dong-yeop has strength and speed. It’s to maximize our offensive power.”
However, the Samsung bats were stymied by SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun. Samsung managed six hits and drew three walks, but failed to score a run.
Pirela was silent, going 0-for-3. Kim Hyun-jun had one hit, Kim Dong-yeop had one hit, and Kang Kang-ul had two hits, but there were no follow-up hits.
Kim Dong-yeop singled in the second inning and Kim Tae-gun singled in the seventh. In the eighth inning, Kim Ji-chan reached on a throwing error and Ahn Joo-hyung singled to left field to put runners on first and second, but Kim Hyun-joon grounded out in front of the second baseman to end another scoring chance.
Samsung dropped its fourth straight game with the loss to SSG. On the 24th, they will send up left-hander Choi Chae-heung to try to end the losing streak.