A more serious problem than the 27 remaining bases in 3 days was the infield defense. The Samsung Lions could not overcome the insecurity of the infield defense and had to accept the series sweep.
Samsung lost 3-9 in an away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 15th. Samsung, which suffered three consecutive losses, recorded 25 wins and 34 losses (0.424).메이저놀이터
Samsung, which accumulated scores from the beginning of the game, scored 1 point each in the 1st and 2nd innings, and also scored an additional point in the 4th inning with 1 RBI by Seung-Min Ryu, a ‘rookie’. In addition, starting pitcher Hwang Dong-jae also played better than expected and took a 3-1 lead until the 5th inning.
The problem was in the bottom of the 6th inning. LG scored a massive 8 points in one inning and made a turnaround at once. In particular, the gap between the two teams widened to 4 points due to a catch error by second baseman Kim Ji-chan, who failed to catch Moon Bo-kyung’s batted ball in the 2nd and 3rd bases, which were dragged 3-5.
Contrary to what I calculated, the bounce bounced and I couldn’t catch the ball, but if it was Kim Ji-chan, the ‘main second baseman’, it was a ball that should have been out. According to the record, Kim Ji-chan’s error, not Moon Bo-gyeong’s hit, was given because the scorer also judged that Kim Ji-chan could catch enough.
In fact, Samsung’s infield defense was not the only one that was anxious that day. Insecurity was evident on the defensive side throughout the series. On the first day, Oh Jae-il, and on the second day, Kim Ji-chan and Kim Young-woong made mistakes in the 3rd and 6th innings, respectively. Since the infielders couldn’t help, the pitchers couldn’t throw the ball at ease.
The infield team, which is undergoing a generational change, has definitely gotten younger. Recently, ‘2nd year’ Kim Young-woong is starting to fill the void of Kang Han-wool, who went down to the 2nd Army. If you think about the future of the team, it is positive enough.
However, it is never a welcome thing to lose more games because of defense. In the home game against the Lotte Giants on the 9th, an error by shortstop Lee Jae-hyun in the top of the 5th led to a large number of runs, and Samsung eventually lost 1-5 that day. For Samsung, which wants to keep track of its performance, the infield team needs to find a sense of stability.