The Samsung Lions used a blistering batting performance to pound the Hanwha Eagles’ bullpen in a thrilling come-from-behind win.
Samsung won the visiting Hanwha 7-2 at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon today (3).
It was the seventh-ranked Samsung’s second straight win and the ninth-ranked Hanwha’s second straight loss.
Samsung fell behind early in the game, unable to capitalise on opposing starter Felix Peña.
Aside from Koo Jae-rook, who singled in the first inning, not a single player reached first base until the third inning.
Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, Samsung pulled within one run on a one-out double by Kang Min-ho, but couldn’t get any closer.메이저놀이터
Samsung turned the tide in the top of the seventh inning.
With two outs, Yoon Jung-bin, who came to bat for Oh Jae-il, beat Peña for a huge game-winning solo home run over the centre field fence.
It was the first pinch-hit home run of his career for Yoon, who joined Samsung in 2018.
With the momentum lifted, Samsung scored a big run in the top of the eighth inning with the score tied at 2-2.
Leadoff hitter Kim Ji-chan and pinch-hitter Kim Hyun-jun hit back-to-back singles against Hanwha’s second pitcher Jung Woo-ram, and with runners on first and second with one out, Koo Ja-rook hit a single up the middle against Hanwha’s third pitcher Park Sang-won.
Down 3-2, Samsung loaded the bases with a walk to Kang Min-ho, and pinch-hitter Kim Tae-kun followed with a two-run wedge single to centre field.
The next batter, Kim Dong-yeop, blasted another RBI single to make it 6-2, and Samsung added a run in the ninth to put the game out of reach for Hanwha.
Yoon Jeong-bin went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored, while Kim Tae-gun went 1-for-1 with a walk and two RBIs.
Koo Ja-rook chipped in with four hits, one RBI and one run scored, but left on a stretcher in the bottom of the eighth inning after injuring a muscle in the back of his thigh (hamstring) while fielding, much to the chagrin of those around him.
Hanahan Peña was unable to build on his win after going seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.