Helpless against SSG’s ‘three home run bang bang bang’… Baek Jung-hyun, 5 runs in 3 innings + season 5 loss crisis

June 23, 2023 0 Comments

Samsung Lions pitcher Baek Jung-hyeon gave up the mound to the bullpen early as he collapsed with a large number of runs in the early game.

Baek Jeong-hyun took the mound as a starting pitcher in an away game against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 23rd, recording 7 hits (3 homers) in 3 innings, no walks, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs.

It was screwed right from the start. At the end of the first inning, Baek Jung-hyun dedicated a superior solo shot against leadoff Shin-soo Choo. After Choi Ji-hoon’s hit, the follow-up hitter gave Choi Jeong a two-run four, widening the gap between the two teams to 3 points in an instant안전놀이터.

Baek Jung-hyun, who finished the bottom of the first inning with difficulty, quickly caught two outcounts at the bottom of the second inning, turning Shin-soo Choo and Ji-hoon Choi back with a fly ball and a ground ball, respectively. However, he was hit again by Choi Jeong, who had given up a home run in the previous at-bat. Choi Jeong did not miss the 138 km/h fastball thrown from the ball count 2-1 and connected it with a left-handed solo shot.

At the end of the 3rd inning, Baek Jeong-hyeon ended the batting line with Seong-Han Park, Jin-Sung Kang and Tae-Gon Oh in a tripartite offense, but struggled early in the game and handed the mound to left-hander Jae-Ik Lee before the end of the 4th inning.

Baek Jeong-hyun finished the game with no four pitches in about a month after the match against the Daegu LG Twins on the 12th of last month, but the bullpen took on the burden as he could not throw many innings. It has been exactly two months since Baek Jeong-hyeon went down without even filling 5 innings since the KIA Tigers game in Gwangju on April 23rd (4 innings).

Baek Jung-hyun’s crisis did not end there. Baek Jung-hyun, who was hit by Guillermo Heredia, seemed to take a breather with Park Seong-han’s ground ball and Kang Jin-sung’s fly ball, but Oh Tae-gon’s left-handed hit caused a scoring crisis for himself. As Choi Jun-woo hit, second base runner Park Seong-han stepped home.

Hitting three home runs is also an unsatisfactory part for Baek Jung-hyun and Samsung. Baek Jeong-hyeon did not hit a home run for a while after recording one home run against SSG in Daegu on April 12, but gave up a home run in two months. It is also the first time in a year and two months that Baek Jeong-hyeon gave up three or more home runs in one game since the Daegu Lotte Giants match (three) on April 22 last year.

With Samsung currently trailing 0-5 in the 6th inning, if the game ends as it is, Baek Jung-hyun will have his 5th loss of the season. Following the match against KT Wiz in Suwon on the 17th, which was the previous appearance, they were in danger of losing two games in a row.

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