9th place and zero rides. The upset DNA has kicked in.
The Samsung Lions have been on a strong upswing in the second half of the season, going 8-5. On the 5th, they secured the winning series against the leading Twins for the first time this season against LG in Daegu.
For the second day in a row, they delivered a thrilling come-from-behind victory to the home fans who came to the ballpark despite the stabbing trailer.
“It’s not our concern,” Samsung manager Park Jin-man said before the game against LG on the 6th, then waved his hand and said, “It’s two-thirds of the way through the season, and we have to prepare thoroughly to win every game in the second half.” The first goal was to take the lead.
The primary goal is to qualify. As for the ultimate season goal, where should they look?
“We haven’t given up on the top five,” Park emphasized. “We are in an upward mood, and like KT, we can be in a mood and situation to go up at any time,” he said, adding, “We have to go until the end of the season.” He vowed to finish the season without giving up.
After falling to the bottom of the standings, KT has rallied to third place in a bruising battle. Park is hoping for a miraculous rebound for KT.
Samsung came together in the second half.
Thanks to the contributions of mainstays such as Koo Ja-uk, Kang Min-ho, Ryu Ji-hyuk, and Kim Hyun-jun, as well as the contributions of substitute Kim Sung-yoon and Kim Dong-jin, the team is batting well over .300 in the second half. After taking the first winning series against second-place SSG, they secured their first dominance series of the season against leader LG.
With Baek Jung-hyun back from injury and Choi Chae-heung stabilizing, the starting lineup is back on track.스포츠토토
The bullpen, which was the biggest weakness, is also stabilizing thanks to the rebound of veterans like Oh Seung-hwan and Woo Kyu-min, as well as the performance of left-hander Lee Jae-ik. As long as the bullpen doesn’t falter, the team can continue its steady rise.
The top five is a long way off for Samsung, but it’s not a mirage. With so many young players on the roster, the experience of winning a lot of games could go a long way in helping them rebound next season. It’s worth keeping an eye on Samsung’s remaining 50 games.