“Yesterday’s foul ball should have been handled by the second baseman, not the first baseman” rants the nation’s shortstop
Samsung manager Park Jin-man looked back at his team’s game against Doosan in Jamsil on April 25 and pointed out the defensive shortcomings.
In the bottom of the 11th inning of extra innings with the score tied at 3-3, Samsung’s defense missed a grounder by leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan that was fielded by second baseman Kim Dong-jin, and a ball that floated high in foul territory with runners on first and second was not handled by first baseman Lee Tae-hoon. Lee’s positioning was poor, but it was a hit that should have been handled by second baseman Kim Dong-jin.
Soon after, Jang Seung-hyun walked and Kim Jae-ho singled to end the game. Samsung lost the extra-inning battle to Doosan, 3-4, and finished the three-game series with a 1-2 record.
Speaking to reporters before the team’s home game against KT on Saturday, manager Park Jin-man said, “The defense in the 11th inning was too bad. 토토사이트 Foul balls should be handled by the second baseman, not the first baseman. If you don’t know baseball, you might think that the first baseman missed it, but it was a hit that the second baseman should have handled. As a professional athlete, it’s disappointing.”
Samsung’s starting lineup consisted of Kim Hyun-jun in center field, Kim Dong-jin in second base, Jose Pirela in left field, Kang Min-ho as the designated hitter, Oh Jae-il in first base, Koo Ja-uk in right field, Kim Tae-gun in catcher, Lee Jae-hyun in shortstop, and Kim Young-woong in third base.
Yang Chang-seop got another chance as the fifth starter. Yang, who prepared for the season with a sense of urgency, pitched well in his two starts in the exhibition games. In his first start, on March 16 against LG, he pitched 3⅔ innings of scoreless relief with two hits, two walks, and one strikeout. On March 21, he pitched well against Daegu Lotte, allowing one run (unearned) on two hits and two walks in four innings.
After being selected as the fifth starter, he made two starts but failed to live up to expectations. In his first start, he gave up five runs (seven hits and five walks) in five innings against LG on March 7. He was pulled early against SSG on the 13th after giving up three runs on six hits (one homer) and one walk in 2⅓ innings.
He was subsequently designated for assignment and went on a pitching streak in the Futures League. In six appearances, he is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA. He spent the month of April in relief before joining the starting rotation this month.
In two starts, he has allowed three runs on 12 hits in 10 innings with three walks and six strikeouts. In his last start, he threw six innings of three-run ball (nine hits, two walks, one strikeout) against the Goyang on April 12.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “No pitcher among the five candidates has pitched two consecutive starts. No one has gone five innings. It’s a shame because it’s a great opportunity.”