Former KIA infield multiman, who led the way in ‘batting average and RBIs after transfer’, is sure to be in trade pileup

It’s a surefire trade pit. Samsung’s batting lineup has been on fire since the addition of infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk (29).

온라인카지노 Samsung pulled off a thrilling 6-5 come-from-behind victory over LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Friday.

The game-winning hit came from Ryu Ji-hyuk. Ryu, who started at second base in the sixth spot, went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winning hit.

The game was a pitching battle between aces. LG sent out Adam Plutko and Samsung sent out Won Tae-in, and it was a tight game.

LG was holding on to a two-point lead, and Samsung was looking for an opportunity to fight back.

In the sixth inning, Samsung finally got their chance, converting their one chance into a big inning and turning the game around.

At the center of it all was Ryu Ji-hyuk. After hitting an infield single in his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning with his team down 0-2, Ryu led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a single up the middle. However, he was unable to follow through with a double.

Ryu Ji-hyuk./My Daily DB

Then came the sixth inning. Kim Dong-jin singled to left and Kim Hyun-jun and Kim Sung-yoon followed with back-to-back bunt singles. With the bases loaded, Koo Ja-rook hit an infield single with an exquisite course. It rolled toward the third baseman, but as it slowed down, third baseman Moon Bo-kyung was too late to make the throw. Kim Dong-jin scored from third. Kang Min-ho then hit a grounder to third that was misplayed by the third baseman, tying the game at 2-2. Pirela struck out.

With the bases loaded, Ryu Ji-hyuk took Plutko’s first-pitch cutter and lined it to right field. Two runners came home to make it a 4-2 game.

Won Tae-in went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts, and the bullpen preserved the win. Woo Kyu-min pitched ⅓ inning of scoreless relief, Lee Jae-ik pitched ⅓ inning of scoreless relief, and Kim Tae-hoon pitched ⅓ inning of scoreless relief.

Oh Seung-hwan came on in the ninth and gave up two runs to preserve the one-run lead. He earned his 18th save of the season. Ryu Ji-hyuk, who led the way in defeating No. 1 LG, was the hero of the game.

Ryu Ji-hyuk is a trade bust. Ryu, who traded for catcher Kim Tae-gun in a one-for-one trade with the KIA Tigers on March 5, has been flying high in the blue jersey.

The trade was a win-win for Samsung, which needed a center fielder in its infield, and KIA, which wanted to reinforce its catching staff, and Ryu is all smiles after the trade.

Ryu Ji-hyuk./My Daily DB

Since joining the team, Ryu is batting .303 with 30 hits, one home run, 18 RBIs, 19 runs scored, a .348 slugging percentage, and a .702 OPS in 27 games.

It’s especially encouraging to see that he’s tied for the most RBIs on the team with Koo Jae-rook since joining the team.

Coincidentally, Samsung’s bats have also come alive since Ryu’s arrival. They lead the league in several offensive metrics, including a team batting average of .298 and 285 hits.

On this day, he also had a two-hit game to lead the team to victory. Even against the league leaders, Ryu Ji-hyuk’s presence shines through.

On defense, he is a versatile player who can play all over the infield. In this game, he defended second base and later played third base.

Coach Park Jin-man is definitely feeling the effects of Ryu’s addition. “I still ask Ryu Ji-hyuk every once in a while, ‘Isn’t it hard?’ He says, ‘I’m fine,'” Park said, giving a thumbs-up to Ryu, saying, “He’s playing a big role in the batting lineup.”

It’s been a little over a month since he joined the team. The team seems to have adapted quickly.

Park said, “Ryu Ji-hyuk has been leading the younger players well, even though he might have felt awkward in the middle role at first. The staff is also talking about him and he is doing a good job in the middle. Everyone is praising him as an essential player for the team.” He expressed his satisfaction.

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Ryu Ji-hyuk./My Daily DB

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