The Samsung Lions, who were preparing for a second-half comeback, saw their mound plan collapse on day one, becoming the first of 10 clubs to lose 50 games in a season.
In the first game of the second half against the KT Wiz at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the evening of the 21st, Samsung was unable to overcome the departure of starter Buchanan, who was scheduled to start, and lost 2-7.
After finishing the first half in last place, Samsung planned to start the second half with Buchanan, who proved himself to be the team’s ace with a complete game victory in the final game before the All-Star Game, but the mound management was thrown into a tailspin when Buchanan suddenly withdrew from the game due to knee pain.온라인바카라
The sudden replacement, Jang Pil-joon, pitched a scoreless first inning, but gave up back-to-back singles to start the second, followed by a three-run homer to Kang Baek-ho.
After struggling through the first and second innings with two pitchers, Samsung sent Yang Chang-seop, who had started the game before, to the mound in the third inning to try and rally, but he was unable to get out of the inning after giving up three hits, including a home run, and gave up the game-winning run to KT Alford in the fourth inning when Choi Ji-kwang hit a grand slam with two outs, effectively putting the game out of reach with seven runs.
No further runs were scored by the pitchers who came on from the sixth inning onwards, and only one walk was recorded, but the unexpected mound changes from the start of the second half of the game meant that Samsung failed to reduce the gap between themselves and the ninth-placed Kiwoom Heroes, who lost their eighth straight game in the dubious honor of becoming the first team to reach 50 losses this season.
Now tied with KT Wiz at 5-5 in the season head-to-head with the loss, Samsung will start native ace Won Tae-in in search of his first win of the second half, while KT Wiz, who has won four straight games with three home runs, will send Uhm Sang-baek to the mound in search of his fifth straight win.