The Samsung Lions lost to Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop, the “Lion King,” who returned as the enemy.
On the 26th, Samsung won the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) league match against Doosan at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, 1-0 thanks to Buchanan’s strong pitching and Koo Ja-wook’s solo home run.
The match on this day attracted great attention as coach Lee, who was like the symbol of Samsung in the past, faced his former team as the enemy general in Daegu for the first time. Excluding the period (2004-2011) when he was active in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Lee, who only played for Samsung, had the most home runs (467) in KBO league career, the first 50 home runs (54) in KBO league history in 1999, and the 2003 Asian He left a splendid record, including the most home runs (56).
Coach Lee returned to the KBO league as Doosan coach six years after his retirement in 2017, and this day’s game was the first match between Samsung and Doosan in the regular season. It was also the first head-to-head confrontation with Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who was a close friend and teammate of the same age as Lee and was also a teammate.
Samsung Koo Ja-wook, who is a junior coach Lee cherished dearly as a player and who idolizes him, came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the 4th inning and hit a solo home run in the final.
After playing the last game of his retirement season in 2017, coach Lee pointed out Ja-wook Koo as ‘a player who should be the face of Samsung’. On this day, Ja-wook Koo’s home run flew near the ‘Lee Seung-yeop mural’ painted on the right outfield stands. 크크크벳
Samsung ended its 4-game losing streak by defeating Doosan, led by coach Lee, and won its 8th win (12 losses) of the season. Starter Buchanan blocked the Doosan lineup with 5 hits and no runs in 6 innings. Doosan, which stopped the three-game winning streak, became 11 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses.
The KIA Tigers, who lost 0-6 to the NC Dinos in the previous game, avenged the previous day’s loss with a 6-0 score by starting foreign pitcher Medina. SSG Landers, who lost 4-5 to the LG Twins the previous day and gave up the lead, rose to the lead without a ride again with a 5-3 victory that day. Kiwoom Heroes, started by foreign pitcher Yokishi, defeated kt wiz, started by Benjamin, 13-2.