Even though the one-two punch came out, I lost, why the hell is Samsung’s losing streak so long.

 Samsung One-Two Punch made up for the sluggishness of the first pitch and made a good pitch. However, it was not possible to establish a kite with victory. Samsung could not break the losing streak, but rather increased to 4 consecutive losses.

Samsung lost 2-3 in an away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 9th. Losing two days in a row. With this defeat, Samsung fell into a 4-game losing streak.

Samsung decided to stick with David Buchanan 먹튀검증and Albert Suarez this season as well. There was no problem in adapting to the league, and there was no doubt in their performance, so expectations were high.

But at the start of the season, expectations were met with disappointment. Buchanan, who took the mound as a starter in the opening game, became the losing pitcher in the opening game for the third consecutive year with 8 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings as his fastball control faltered.

Suarez was no better. In 3 innings, he gave up 9 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 6 runs.

However, in his second appearance, he regained his original form. Buchanan started on the 8th and pitched well with 3 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 8 innings. He gave only one run in the first inning with no bases loaded, and then led 18 consecutive hitters. 110 pitches.

Manager Park Jin-man praised, “Yesterday, Buchanan said he would block it until the end, so he raised it in the 8th inning. He showed a sense of responsibility as an ace. He prevented the early crisis with minimal runs. He pitched like an ace.”

Nonetheless, Samsung lost with Oh Seung-hwan in the ninth inning.

And Suarez. Suarez, who started with a tripartite withdrawal in the first inning, gave up a sacrifice fly to Jung Joo-hyun in the second inning crisis with one out and bases loaded.

In the 3rd and 4th innings, the ability to induce ground balls stood out. Although they sent out one runner each, they did not concede by inducing double strokes to subsequent hitters. In the 5th inning, a runner was sent out due to a defensive error, but it did not shake. He caught and blocked all subsequent batters with ground balls.

However, he lost 6 more runs. A hit-infield hit was allowed, and in the crisis of 1st and 2nd base, it became 2nd and 3rd base with a double steal. He induced Kim Min-seong to a shortstop ground ball, but could not stop the third base runner from entering.

Suarez also got on the mound in the 7th inning. In the first company, Park Hae-min got a heavy hit, but Hong Chang-ki treated it as a bum hit. First baseman Oh Jae-il caught the ball and touched the first base, and immediately sprinkled second base to catch the preceding runner.

Suarez, who passed the mound to left-hander Lee Seung-hyun in the 8th inning, finished the mound that day.

Suarez’s performance on this day was 7 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs, quality start plus pitching.

Suarez also completely washed away the sluggishness of the first appearance. However, neither Buchanan nor Suarez failed to break the team’s losing streak with their first win.

Lefty Lee Seung-hyeon (1 inning scoreless) and Woo Kyu-min (1⅓ inning scoreless) blocked it well and led the game to overtime, but failed to overcome the last hurdle. Oh Jae-il caught Moon Bo-kyung’s batted ball well on 1st, 1st and 3rd base, but lost as he failed to throw it to 1st base.

In the other line, it was great that even after hitting 9 hits, there was no decisive shot. There were 9 residual bases.