(Exports News Daegu, Reporter Yoo Jun-sang) It wasn’t ‘Sukrai’ on this day. The other line scored a whopping 9 points. Samsung Lions foreign pitcher Albert Suarez, who had not been able to win for over a month, finally achieved his second win of the season.스포츠토토
In the 5th game of the season against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 10th, Samsung won 9-7 and escaped from a 3-game losing streak.
Suarez, who took the mound as a starting pitcher that day, recorded 9 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5⅔ innings. Suarez, who showed a sluggish appearance in the match against Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on the 4th (9 runs in 4⅔innings), which was the previous pitch, shook off his disappointment and became the winning pitcher 37 days after the Daegu Kiwoom Heroes match on the 4th of last month.
Suarez, who passed the first inning without a run, played his part without conceding a run in the third and fourth innings after being hit by Kim Min-soo in the second inning. Suarez gave up 1 point each in the 5th and 6th innings, but was able to take a step closer to victory with the support of the other line.
After the game, Suarez said, “It was a difficult game, but I’m happy that the team won as a result.”
However, Suarez could not be satisfied with just winning. The fact that there were many on-base allowed is something that both the player and the team should ponder. Lotte, facing Suarez, pressed Suarez as he succeeded in reaching base in every inning until the 6th inning, except for the top of the 4th inning, which ended in a tripartite. Suarez’s real point could have increased more.
Suarez thought similarly. Suarez said, “It was a pitch that I thought I lacked a lot on myself today,” and said, “I will prepare well so that I can show a good performance in the next game.”
Suarez, who has been wearing a Samsung uniform since last year, continues to play an active part this season, the second year of the KBO League, but it is true that he has not been very satisfied with the content recently.
This season, Suarez’s hit rate and on-base percentage (WHIP) per inning were 0.310 and 1.50, respectively, up from last year (0.232 hit rate, WHIP 1.16). Both the team and myself clearly need to improve in order to rebound.