Ulsan Samsung-Lotte match on the 7th. It was a battle that could not be backed down for the winning series. Samsung selected Won Tae-in as their starting pitcher, and Lotte selected Shim Jae-min as their starting pitcher. Considering the value of the name alone, it was expected that Won Tae-in would have the upper hand. But when I actually opened the lid, an unexpected result came out. Shim Jae-min stayed on the mound until the 5th inning and showed off a surprising pitching performance, giving up only 1 run. He only gave up one walk and struck out four.
After one out in the first inning, Kim Seong-yoon’s leadoff hit and second base steal followed by Koo Ja-wook’s right-handed hit gave up one run. Soon after, the inning ended by inducing Kang Min-ho into a double play at third base. In the second inning, leadoff hitter Jose Pirella was put on base due to an error by the shortstop, but Oh Jae-il was struck out with a missed swing, and catcher Jeong Bo-geun blocked Pirella from stealing second base. After two outs, Jae-Hyeon Lee was caught with a catcher’s strike.스포츠토토
After one out in the third inning, Kim Ho-jae’s infield single and Kim Hyun-jun’s walk sent two runners on base, but Kim Seong-yoon was brought back with a double play by second baseman. After two outs in the fourth inning, Pirella hit a left-field hit, but led Jae-il Oh to a fly ball to third base. After giving up a heavy hit to Kang Han-wool with one out in the fifth inning, he finished the day’s mission by inducing Kim Ho-jae into a double play that led to shortstop, second baseman, and first baseman. Lotte completed the winning series by beating Samsung 2-1 thanks to Yoo Kang-nam’s walk-off hit in the 11th inning.
Acting Lotte manager Lee Jong-woon said after the game, “Shim Jae-min, who started as a starter, did everything he was supposed to do. Thanks to the bullpen pitchers also blocking the game well without allowing any runs, we were able to fight without giving up until the end.” He also added, “I am happy that we were able to end the Ulsan series with a win, and I am grateful to the fans who came to the stadium and showed their passionate support.”
Shim Jae-min, who was selected as the Distinguished Player of the Day, said, “There were not many balls, and it was effective to allow the opposing hitter to get the game as quickly as possible. When a runner was left on base, the double play was induced well, so I was able to pitch until the 5th inning.”
Shim Jae-min, who showed off the so-called pitch of his life in his second start after transferring to Lotte following the SSG match on the 17th of last month (3 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs), said, “As a pitcher, I wanted to play as the starting pitcher that everyone dreams of, but after transferring to Lotte, I got two chances. “I got it. I was very nervous and very disappointed during my first start. This time, I wanted to do well and was preparing to throw as long as possible,” he said.
Unfortunately, he did not become the winning pitcher, but it was clearly a meaningful appearance. Shim Jae-min also expressed his gratitude, saying, “It would have been nice if he had become a winning pitcher, but he was able to get on the mound in good health thanks to the coaching staff and training that helped him a lot.” At the end of the interview, he grinned and said, “Next time, I will greet you again after winning the starting game without conceding any goals.”