The sense of stability Lee Sang-min showed was the best.
Samsung Lions left-hander Lee Sang-min was released from the Heroes in 2019. Afterwards, Lee Sang-min took a test to join his hometown team, Samsung, and has been active in a Samsung uniform since the 2020 season.
In the 2020 season, his first season at Samsung, 메이저놀이터he recorded an ERA of 6.43 with 1 loss and 1 hold in 17 games. In the 2021 season, he played 30 games with his first win in his debut, recording an average ERA of 4.74 with 1 win, 1 loss and 3 holds. And last season, he had a career-high season with a 3.68 ERA with 9 holds, playing in 46 games, the most since his debut.
With the exception of Kyu-Min Woo and Seung-Hwan Oh, Samsung, which lacked reliable resources to win, is pleased with Sang-Min Lee’s performance. Lee Sang-min showed good pitching without conceding in 4 games except for one game in 5 games in the demonstration game he had before the season.
And the first confrontation of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 11th. The starter Won Tae-in, whom Samsung trusted, was shaken with 4 runs in 5 innings. Samsung coach Park Jin-man brought out Lee Sang-min as the second card.
Lee Sang-min climbed the mound in the top of the 6th inning, trailing 3-4. Lee Sang-min’s Showtime has begun. Lee Sang-min struck out lead batter Park Seong-han on a swing and struck out Jeon Eui-san with a looking strikeout. Next, Kim Min-sik cooked with a floating ball in right field. He got on the mound in the 7th inning. It was a match against the top line. He grounded Choo Shin-soo to second base, grounded Choi Ji-hoon with his own hand, and struck out Choi Jeong, the best slugger in the league, with a swing.
He then passed the mound to left-hander Lee Seung-hyun. There was no victory after coming down from a tie, but the sense of stability that Lee Sang-min showed was the best.
On this day, Samsung gave Choi Ji-hoon the final blow in the 9th inning and lost 4-5. They fell into a 5-game losing streak. Even in the defeat, Lee Sang-min’s performance shined.