(MHN Sports reporter Lee Kyu-won) Oh Seung-hwan (41), the final king of the Samsung Lions, collapsed again.
The Doosan Bears beat Samsung in the 10th inning of extra time and won three consecutive games.
Doosan came from behind to win 5-3 thanks to Kim Jae-hwan’s two-run arch in the top of the 10th inning of extra time when they faced 3-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Pohang Baseball Stadium in Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Oh Seung-hwan added another defeat, recording 2 wins, 3 losses, 10 saves, and an earned run average of 4.66.
Oh Seung-hwan, who had been down to the second division after expressing anger by throwing a ball and glove at the coaching staff’s order to replace him in the KT match on the 16th of last month, showed anxiety even after his return on the 28th of last month.
In the game against the Doosan Bears on 토토체험머니 the 2nd, he took the mound in the top of the 9th inning and hit twice, but center fielder Kim Hyun-joon overcame the crisis by catching an out count with a super catch twice.
Doosan returned to a winning rate of 50% with three consecutive wins and ignited a mid-range fight. The gap between NC Dinos and Lotte Giants, who are tied for third, and Doosan, who are ranked fifth, is only 0.5 games.
Doosan’s main catcher Kim Jae-hwan picked only one walk in four at-bats and scooped up Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan’s slider from the first base with no outs in the 10th inning to draw a huge arch with a distance of 130 meters. This is his seventh home run of the season in 19 days.
Samsung took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when No. 4 hitter Kang Min-ho hit a two-run home run over the left-center wall with two outs and third base.
Following Kim Jae-sung’s walk, Lee Jae-hyun’s left-center RBI double immediately made it 3-0.
Doosan was dragged scoreless until the fifth inning with 11 remaining bases even after getting six hits and five walks against Samsung starter Albert Suarez. Suarez, who overcame the bases loaded crisis in the second and third innings in a row, struck out at every crisis and struck out seven.
As Suarez threw 110 balls, Doosan beat Samsung, which operated the bullpen early, in the seventh inning.
In the seventh inning, leadoff hitter Yang Eui-ji opened the door with a left-handed double to mark Samsung’s fourth pitcher Yang Chang-seop.
Yang Seok-hwan sent Yang Eui-ji home with a timely hit to the left and fired a signal of pursuit.
Following Jose Rojas’ walk after two outs, Hong Sung-ho hit a left-center double with Samsung’s fifth pitcher Lee Seung-hyun, and Kim Jae-ho hit another RBI timely hit to the left to tie the score 3-3.
When Doosan’s fielders tied Samsung’s batters to 0 points in eight consecutive innings, the batters cheered up in the 10th inning of extra time and caught a thrilling victory.
Samsung tied Kim Hyun-joon’s double and Doosan closer Hong Gun-hee’s wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the last chance to chase third base with no outs, but fell to its knees as it did not get a hit.
■ Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin won six innings, nine hits, two walks, six strikeouts, four runs, and six wins
Kiwoom Heroes beat NC Dinos 8-4 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. NC lost four consecutive games, falling from third place alone to third place.
NC took advantage of Kiwoom starter Ahn Woo-jin’s shaking in the first inning to make one out and runners on first and third base with Seo Ho-chul’s walk and Park Min-woo’s hit, and scored two runs first with Kwon Hee-dong’s sacrifice fly and Jason Martin’s timely double.
Then Kiwoom beat NC starter Lee Joon-ho even harder.
Kiwoom, who followed Lee Ji-young’s left-handed double and Kim Joo-hyung’s timely hit in the bottom of the second inning, took advantage of NC’s third baseman Seo Ho-chul’s defensive error in the bottom of the third inning and continued the chance with two outs and a full base.
Kiwoom combined a push-out walk and Kim Joon-wan’s two-run timely hit to add three points and turn the game around 4-2.
Kiwoom ran away 6-3 with Kim Hye-sung’s right-center double and Lee Jung-hoo’s infield hit in the bottom of the fifth inning, which was chased 3-4.
NC caught up with one point in the sixth inning, but it was regrettable that it failed to save the opportunity to full base with two outs in the seventh inning.
Kiwoom picked up two walks from NC bullpen Lim Jung-ho in the bottom of the eighth inning with a 6-4 lead and drove a wedge with pinch hitter Kim Soo-hwan’s two-run double.
Ahn Woo-jin won his sixth win of the season, but he was not very good with nine hits, two walks, six strikeouts and four runs (four earned runs) in six innings.
The kt wiz-LG Twins (Jamsil Stadium in Seoul), KIA Tigers-SSG Landers (Incheon SSG Landers Field), and Lotte-Hanwha Eagles (Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park) were canceled due to monsoon rains.