“I’m glad it’s reversed.”
Samsung Lee Jae-hyeon (20) gave Samsung a winning streak. He exploded a thrilling home run and led the team to victory. First personal Grand Slam. It must be happy, but Lee Jae-hyun said ‘victory’.
Lee Jae-hyun started as a shortstop at the 9th batter in the 2023 KBO League regular season match against Lotte held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 14th and recorded 1 hit, 4 RBIs and 2 walks.
This one hit is a home run. It was also a home run. In the bottom of the second inning with the score trailing 0-2, the plate came back with the bases loaded. The opponent is Lotte foreign ace Dan Strayley.
In the count of 1-1, he pulled a high-speed ball in the middle of the third pitch and shot a home run that went over the left wall. It was 4-2 in an instant. It is the first full-scale shot of his career.
On this day, Samsung won with a final score of 9-7. After widening the score gap, they allowed a chase. However, neither ties nor reversals were allowed. And Lee Jae-hyeon’s full run became the final home run.
He made a defensive mistake in the top of the 7th inning. When Kim Min-seok hit the ball at 2nd 1st base, he made a mistake throwing 2nd base, and became 2nd 2nd and 3rd base. Afterwards, he gave up two runs for consecutive timely hits. It was the moment when 8-3 turned 8-5.
However, he managed to make up for it in the top of the 8th inning. The situation was chased by 8-6 with one more run. Ahn Kwon-soo hit a tricky ground ball toward the shortstop with the second base loaded. The batting ball was slow as it missed.
Lee Jae-hyun reacted to the ball, and after the catch, he sprayed it hard with first base. Ahn Kwon-soo, who was quick on his feet, went into a head-first slide, but Lee Jae-hyun’s throw was faster. I went to the video review, but the result did not change.
After the game, Lee Jae-hyeon said, “I am more happy that I hit a come-from-behind home run while the team was losing, rather than hitting the bases-scoring home run.”
“The timing was not good in the previous game. I practiced catching the timing intensively. It seems to have led to good results. There was a mistake in defense today. He was more focused until the end of the game,” he added.
In addition, Lee Jae-hyun expressed his gratitude, saying, “I also thank the fans who supported me until the end despite the bad weather today.” 안전놀이터