SAMSUNG’S OH SEUNG-HWAN REACHES 400 SAVES WITH FOUR-OUT SAVE IN HOME FINALE
Seung-hwan Oh (Samsung Lions) reached the 400-save milestone in professional baseball in his final game at home this season. Seung-hwan Oh came on in relief with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against SSG Landers on Thursday at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, and recorded four outs to preserve the team’s 5-3 victory. Oh, who turned pro in a Samsung uniform in 2005, reached the 400-save milestone in 668 games. Combined with his 122 saves in the United States and Japan, Oh has 522 career saves. Oh reached the 500-save milestone in his Korean-American career on June 6 against the NC Dinos.
With Oh Seung-hwan on the mound, SSG pulled Kim Kang-min, who is 41 years his junior, and replaced him with another 41-year-old, Choo Shin-soo .Choo spun his bat sharply on a three-ball two-strike at-bat, but Samsung first baseman Lee Sung-kyu made a great catch of a hard-hit ball traveling over the first base line to take the pressure off Oh’s shoulders. Oh gave up walks to Oh Tae-gon and Han Yoo-seom in the ninth to put runners on first and second, but he got Guillermo Heredia to fly out to right field to get out of the jam. Then, after giving up a huge foul home run to Park Sung-ho that just missed the right field fence, he regained his composure and lined it straight to left field and finally smiled.
With one game left in the regular season, Samsung used two foreign pitchers, David Buchanan and Taylor Widener, back-to-back for its final home game to give its fans a win .Trailing 1-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Samsung scored three runs with runners on first and second on back-to-back singles by Kang Min-ho and Ryu Ji-hyuk and a sacrifice fly by Jose Pirela to take a 4-3 lead. Lee Sung-gyu, who relieved Oh Seung-hwan in the bottom 온라인카지노 of the eighth, capped the scoring with a triple to right-center field.