“But the positive thing is that our starting rotation is playing well.”
Samsung has lost four straight games. It lost the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against SSG Landers 0-6 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Nov. 23.
Left-hander Baek Jung-hyun took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits (three home runs) with two walks and five strikeouts in three innings.
Baek was 4-4 with a 3.46 ERA in his 먹튀검증 previous 12 games. He struggled against KT on April 17, giving up six runs in 6⅔ innings, but he also pitched well against SSG on April 31, giving up two runs in five innings.
Moreover, Samsung’s starters have been steady recently, even during losing streaks. Against Kiwoom on April 20, Buchanan gave up six runs in 6⅔ innings, but only one earned run. Defense was the problem.
Against Kiwoom on the 21st, they lost 0-2, but Won Tae-in pitched seven scoreless innings. The offense was the problem in this game. On the 22nd, the offense was the problem. Suarez pitched six innings and allowed two runs (one earned).
Before the game, manager Park Jin-man made a change by putting Kim Dong-yeop in left field and Pirela in right field to “maximize the offense” after a strong performance from the second team. An admission of offensive problems.
Even after a recent losing streak that dropped the team to the bottom of the standings and a meeting with the players to “take it easy,” Park said, “The positive thing is that our starting rotation is working well.”
The Samsung starting lineup of Buchanan, Won Tae-in, Suarez, Baek Jung-hyun, and Choi Chae-heung is as good as any team’s. But then Baek Jeong-hyun, the man they trusted, fell apart.