Won Tae-in, the “blue-blooded ace” of the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), picked up his fifth win of the season to become the league’s all-time leader in wins.

Won started the game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium on April 2, allowing one run (unearned) on three hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in six innings to earn his fifth win of the season.

After striking out Jung Soo-bin, Heo Kyung-min, and Kang Seung-ho in the first inning, Won retired the next three batters. After inducing leadoff hitter Yang Ji-hyun into a foul fly to third base, Won retired Yang Seok-hwan and Kim Jae-hwan on a grounder to third base and a strikeout, respectively.

In the third inning, Won induced Henry Ramos, Jeon Min-jae, and Cho Sung-hyun to ground out. In the fourth inning, he gave up a leadoff single to Jung Soo-bin. He got Heo Kyung-min to ground out to first base, but Jung sprinted to third base and Won Tae-in was forced out at third, giving up a run. 안전놀이터 Won then struck out Kang Seung-ho and Yang Ji, respectively, on a swinging strikeout and a fly ball to center field to end the inning.

In the top of the fifth,

Kim Jae-hwan walked and Ramos singled to left to put two runners on base. Won Tae-in, who got Jeon Min-jae to fly out to right field for the second out of the inning, gave up a walk to Cho Sung-hyun. The bases were loaded. Jung Soo-bin grounded out to first base to end the fifth inning.

After striking out Heo Kyung-min and Kang Seung-ho in the sixth inning, Won gave up a double to Yang Ji. Won got Yang Seok-hwan to fly out to center field to end the inning. In the seventh inning, Lim Chang-min, Kim Jae-yoon, and Oh Seung-hwan took over and secured the win.

Samsung moved into a tie for second place with NC with a 4-2 victory over Doosan. Kim went 3-for-4 with a home run and an RBI, including his first career triple.

“We really wanted to win this game because it was a clinching series, so I’m glad we were able to get the win,” Won said after the game on the club’s official YouTube channel, Lions TV.

After overcoming a two-out, bases-loaded situation in the fifth inning, he said, “It was my fault that I was in a bases-loaded situation and I really wanted to stop it, so I roared at myself because I can stop it well. It was a way of reprimanding me. I wanted to forget the disappointment and prepare well for the next inning.”

The fans’ roar gave Won a big boost.

“When I came off the mound in the fifth inning, the fans were chanting my name. I don’t think I’ve ever been cheered so loudly before. It gave me goosebumps and I was very touched. Thanks to them, I was able to finish well until the sixth inning.”

Meanwhile, manager Park Jin-man evaluated, “We were able to take the lead with the overwhelming pitching of starter Won Tae-in, and we were able to secure the victory with the stable work of our trusted bullpen.”

“I would like to praise the competitive spirit of the entire batting lineup, which gave the pitching staff stability by scoring runs to escape from a narrow lead, 바카라사이트 and especially the concentration of Lee Jae-hyun, who came up with a hit at a crucial moment during a no-hitter,” he added.

“I would like to thank the fans for filling the third base side for all three games, despite the fact that it was a weekday series, and for their passionate cheers,” said Park Jin-man.

Samsung welcomes Lotte home for a three-game weekend series starting on Wednesday. Samsung will start Connor Seabold and Lotte will start Na Gyun-an.

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