Alford and Park Byung-ho Hit Home Runs to Win Against Samsung… KT’s unstoppable multiplier
KT Wiz continued its upward trend without cooling down even in the game played in 4 days.
As KT won 6-4 in the home game against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 31st.
Second-place KT had a 4-game winning streak, putting pressure on first-place LG Twins.
KT played its game 4 days after the Lotte Giants match on the 27th due to continued rain.
After a long break, KT pushed Samsung without hesitation. 온라인카지노
KT wiz pushed Samsung’s Hong Jeong-woo, who was a substitute starter, from the first inning.
Samsung was originally scheduled to have foreign pitcher Taylor Widener as the starting pitcher,
but the starting pitcher was replaced due to symptoms of a cold.
In the bottom of the first inning, lead hitter Jeong Dae Bae got on base with a hit to left,
then succeeded in stealing second base,
took the lead with Jae-gyun Hwang’s true base hit and Anthony Alford’s timely hit to left.
KT allowed one point in the top of the second inning to tie the score,
but took advantage of Hong Jeong-woo’s poor ball control in the bottom of the second inning to score an additional point.
With the bases loaded and 2 outs due to walks by Oh Yoon-seok, Shin Bon-ki, and Bae Jeong-dae,
Hwang Jae-gyun hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs to left against replaced pitcher Kim Dae-woo,
taking the lead to 3-1.
which seemed like it would be easily resolved, ended in a tie in the bottom of the third inning due to big and small mistakes by the infielders.
KT starter Wes Benjamin allowed consecutive infield hits to Hyun-Jun Kim and Seong-Yoon Kim,
when Min-Ho Kang hit an infield grounder,
third base runner Hyun-Jun Kim stepped on the home run and gave up a run.
Shortstop Shin Bon-ki then made an error catching Jose Pirella’s batted ball,
giving up an additional run, making the score tied 3-3.
The game was tense again in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Samsung second baseman Ji-chan Kim missed Hwang Jae-gyun’s batted ball,
leaving the team on first base with no outs, and Alford followed up with a two-run home run to left, taking the lead again.
KT, which had secured the win, brought in Park Young-hyun, a sure-to-win team, in the 8th inning.
When Park Young-hyun allowed a dominant solo home run to Samsung Pirella and was shaken by giving a walk to Oh Jae-il,
KT immediately put in a game-winning move by bringing in closer Kim Jae-yoon.
Kim Jae-yoon caught Ryu Ji-hyuk with a fly ball to shortstop and put out the fire.
KT, having overcome the crisis, put a wedge in the game in the bottom of the 8th inning
when Park Byeong-ho hit a large solo home run with a distance of 125m over the center wall.
Park Byung-ho played an active part on this day with 2 hits in 4 at bats,
including a wedge home run, 1 RBI, and 1 run.
Hwang Jae-gyun went 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run,
becoming the 12th player in history to surpass 1,000 RBI and 1,000 runs in his career.
Benjamin pitched well in 7 innings, allowing 7 hits, no walks, striking out 5, and allowing 3 runs (2 earned runs), earning his 14th win (5 losses) of the season.
Park Young-hyun was shaken by allowing one run in ⅔ innings,
but he recorded his 28th hold of the season,
setting a new record for the most holds in a season by a 20-year-old pitcher in the KBO League.
The previous record was 27 holds by Han Hyun-hee (currently Lotte Giants) in 2013.