Samsung Lions foreign pitcher Albert Suarez. He was still ‘Sukrai’. The bullpen blew an 8-run lead in the 8th inning and the first win was blown away.
Suarez started the first game of the season against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 28th. Returning to the mound for the first time in 13 days since the match against Lotte on the 15th.
Suarez, who had been to the United States for personal reasons, returned to Korea on the 22nd. Suarez, who climbed the mound after acclimatizing to jet lag and recovering his body, overcame his concerns and put on a brilliant fight. He overpowered other KT players with a stronger pitch than before going to the United States.
6 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts, no runs while throwing 110 pitches in 7 innings. It was the best pitching that completed the second Quality Start+ this season. From the beginning, he turned the hitter around with a bold and quick game as if he was confident in his pitch. Four-seam fastball with a maximum speed of 154 km, cutter, two-seam, changeup, and curve mixed together to avoid the brunt.
With support from the other line, Suarez passed the mound to the bullpen in the bottom of the 8th inning, leading 8-0.
On the 13th, a 110-pitch reverse pitched away concerns about a vacancy. The first victory seemed natural. However, as the relief pitchers struggled to control themselves in the rain that suddenly became stronger, something unbelievable unfolded in front of them. 메이저놀이터
At the end of the 8th inning, where the score was 0-8, KT attacked. In the heavy rain, KT did not miss the moment when the zero point of the Samsung bullpen was shaking and showed concentration. He tied the score at once, scoring 8 points with 6 hits and 3 walks.
KT, who scored the first points with Moon Sang-cheol’s sacrifice fly on the first and third bases safely made by leader Hong Hyun-bin and Alford’s hits, pursued 5-8 with Kang Hyun-woo’s timely double, Oh Yun-seok’s push-off walk, and Kim Sang-soo and Hong Hyun-bin’s timely hit. In the ensuing run with no bases loaded, pinch hitter Kim Joon-tae, who had been saved on the bench, pulled the second pitcher Kim Tae-hoon’s first pitch and returned the game to the starting point with a sweeping double in the right field. The moment Suarez’s victory flies.
In the top of the 10th inning, Lee Jae-hyeon’s timely double hit with two bases loaded gave Samsung a 10-9 victory and won three consecutive victories. It was a game that I couldn’t laugh out loud even though I won after all the hard work. Especially in front of Suarez.
Suarez, who debuted in the KBO last year, managed only 6 wins in 30 games despite a fantastic ERA of 2.49. With 8 losses, there were more losses than wins. Despite the lack of bullpen and line support, Suarez never frowned.
In my second year in the KBO, I thought I was going to get better this year. However, at the time of the last pitching of the month of April, the signs are not very good.