Samsung ran a shameful 3-game winning streak at the end of the extra game.
Samsung Lions won 10-9 in the first match of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 28thㅋㅋㅋ벳. As a result of this day, with the start of the three-game series, the second three-game winning streak of the season was achieved, recording 10 wins and 12 losses.
Thanks to the great performance of the other line, Samsung faced the 8th inning with an 8-0 lead. Starter Albert Suarez, who returned from the U.S., also stood out with 7 innings, 6 hits, no walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs. However, in the 8th inning, the bullpen consisting of Kyu-Min Woo, Jae-Ik Lee, and Sang-Min Lee contributed 8 points and allowed the score to be tied at 8-8. Samsung went into an overtime game, and Lee Jae-hyun, who broke out with two outs and loaded the bases in the 10th inning, won a sweaty victory with two RBIs and timely hits.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man said after the game, “It was because of the coach’s poor choice that the game, which could have been easily finished today, went to overtime. He did not give up a game that he almost lost because of the coach, and the players worked hard to catch it.”
On the 29th, Samsung is aiming for a 4-game winning streak with Won Tae-in at the fore. KT, who fell into a 7-game losing streak, predicted Ko Young-pyo.