The final game of the season between Samsung and Dusan in Daegu on the 22nd.
Samsung played a frustrating game. Only one run on six hits and a whopping eight four-pitchers. They had a whopping 11 walks.
On the other hand, Doosan scored three runs on just three hits and one walk. Doosan won 3-1 in the end.
The stifling Samsung bench. It rained.
Jose Pirela was pinch-hitting.
Here’s the situation.
Samsung had gone 0-for-4 with no runs in scoring position.
Trailing 0-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, they mounted a late comeback.
Kim Ji-chan led off with a double down the right field line off a fastball from reliever Hong Gun-hee, then stole third base as Song was thrown out at the plate. One out later, Ryu Ji-hyuk singled to center field. It was his first run in his 11th at-bat.
A walk and a wild pitch put runners on second and third. A grounder to first by Koo put runners on second and third as the third baseman was tagged out. With the tying run at the plate, the Samsung bench made a decision. Oh Jae-il was brought in to pinch-hit.
However, the new pitcher, Kim Myung-shin, avoided facing Oh Jae-il and loaded the bases. Two outs. Kang Min-ho hit a 142-kilometer fastball in the 2B1S for a hard grounder, but it ended up in the pitcher’s glove. It was a watershed moment in the game.
The best hitter in the league and the symbol of Samsung’s batting lineup, who split time with Ki Sung-hoo last year.
It was the first time he was replaced by a pinch-hitter in a game.
Pirela, who played as the No. 4 designated hitter, popped out to right field with runners on first and second in the bottom of the first inning when the score was 0-0.스포츠토토
Trailing 0-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Lee cut down a slider from reliever Lee Young-ha. It was a shallow fly that floated high in right field. Kim Sung-yoon, the third baseman, tried to reach home with his quick feet but was tagged out. The inning was over in a flash. It was a long way to go, even for the league’s best.
By now, Pirela’s batting average with runners in scoring position had dropped to .239. His OPS is down to .742.
All indicators point to uncharacteristic numbers.
A third-year utility player. The time of separation is slowly becoming a reality.