LG Electronics in Daegu on the 6th. It was a disappointing game for Samsung.
They suffered a major setback early on.
They lost foreign starter Albert Suarez.
Suarez injured his left shin in the second inning when he went to cover first base after allowing a single to Kim Hyun-soo in the third inning. He came off the mound limping and looking uncomfortable. A Samsung representative said, “He was replaced due to left shin pain. He will undergo a detailed examination, including an MRI, at the SM Imaging Department.” The news came after the game. After the game, a Samsung representative said, “Suarez underwent an MRI examination and found about 12 centimeters of damage to the gastrocnemius muscle of his left calf,” and explained, “It is expected to take about four weeks to recover.”
To make matters worse, first baseman Ryu Ji-hyuk, who has been playing well in the offense lately, also left the game after the first inning. He slipped while trying to run back to first base on Oh’s grounder to second base in the second inning and immediately felt pain in his left thigh. This happened on the same day that Samsung deployed first baseman Oh Jae-il as the designated hitter.
A Samsung representative explained, “He had a muscle strain in his left thigh while fielding in the first inning and was replaced by a player protector. There are no plans for a medical examination.” Luckily, it wasn’t a serious injury, but the loss of the batting core made things difficult for the team.
The nucleus of the infield, who was batting 4-for-10 in his last 10 games and swinging the bat as hot as a heat wave. His absence was too much. His replacement sparked a firestorm.
Kim Tae-hoon, who suddenly replaced Ryu Ji-hyuk in the top of the first inning, batted fifth. It was a disappointing performance.
We had two big chances that didn’t pan out.
In the top of the first inning, with runners on first and second, Kim struck out on a three-pitch walk to LG starter Im Chan-gyu. With the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, 1-1, he struck out again.
The defense was also in trouble.
At the first base position, which is not the main position, vague and difficult balls were concentrated at crucial moments, leading to runs.
In the top of the second inning, with the score 0-0, Moon Bo-kyung’s grounder down the first base line hit first baseman Kim Tae-hoon’s mitt and trickled backward. Right fielder Koo Ja-rook chased it down, but it was thrown out at first. Musa to third, no outs. Park Dong-won grounded to the shortstop, allowing the runner at third to score. It was a difficult hit, but if Ryu Ji-hyuk, an expert infielder, had been there, it would have been a great play.
In the top of the fifth inning, with the score tied at 1-1, LG leadoff hitter Shin Min-jae hit a hard grounder between the first and second base lines. Kim Tae-hoon made a quick sliding catch, but the ball hit the mitt and deflected toward second base for an infield single.
With runners on first and third, Kim Tae-hoon prevented a run from scoring by calmly fielding Moon Sung-joo’s grounder to first base for the tag out, but he gave up the game-winning RBI single to Oh Ji-hwan in the next at-bat.메이저놀이터
Kim Tae-hoon was replaced by pinch-hitter Kim Ho-jae in the bottom of the fifth inning. Samsung lost the game 4-7.
Samsung removed Kim from the roster the next day, along with the injured Suarez.
The outfielder returned to the first team on August 1, 115 days after suffering an untimely ankle injury earlier in the season, and was eager to make his mark with his new team. As a compensation player for Kim Sang-soo, who moved to KT as a free agent, he was the best hitter in the second team.