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Ryu Hyun-jin, Hanwha's savior who has lost four consecutive games

Ryu started an away game against the Samsung Lions at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Wednesday. He pitched well until the fifth inning with no run (three hits, one walk and four strikeouts), while keeping the mound. Ryu pitched a total of 80 pitches on the day. Among them, 56 were strikes. He pitched up to 149 kilometers on speed guns, and threw a mixture of curveball, change-up and cut fastball.

Ryu gave up a big hit to Koo in the first inning, but turned Kim Hun-gon into a fly to right field and induced David McKinnon to hit a double play to second base. In the second inning, Ryu overpowered Kim Young-woong, Ryu Ji-hyuk and Lee Jae-hyun to complete the first three-out inning.

In the third inning, Ryu induced the first batter Lee Byung-hun to hit a grounder to the first base, and gave up a hit after Oh Jae-il and a full count. Afterwards, Ryu handled Lee Seong-gyu and Koo Ja-wook with straight hits to the second base and fly to the left field, respectively, to finish the inning.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who walked Kim Heon-gon in the fourth inning, handled the ground ball hit by McKinnon himself. Kim was out at the second base. Soon after, he struck out Kim Young-woong, but Kim Jae-sang hit a left-center hit. He struck out Lee Jae-hyun, ending the inning.

In the fifth inning, Lee Jae-hyun, Oh Jae-il, and Lee Seong-gyu were all out, continuing the 0 march. Ryu was replaced by Jang Si-hwan in the sixth inning with a 12-0 lead.

The Hanwha Eagles defeated the Samsung Lions 12-2 and got out of the swamp of its fourth consecutive defeat since the match against NC in Daejeon on Wednesday last week. The Hanwha Eagles' lineup heated up from the first inning. Ahn Chi-hong hit the first two-run arch, marking the beginning of a landslide victory. With two outs and a runner on the second base, Samsung starter Lee Ho-seong and the ball count of 2B-2S targeted the changeup at the seventh pitch and flew it out of the left fence.

Choi Jae-hoon, the leadoff hitter in the second inning, walked and went to first base. Moon Hyun-bin hit Lee Ho-sung's second pitch and flew it out of the right fence. 4-0. Jang Jin-hyuk got a walk. Lee Do-yoon was out with a fly ball to left field, but Kim Tae-yeon hit a two-run arch to the left. 6-0.

The Hanwha Eagles scored six runs in the third inning to seal the victory. Following Moon Hyun-bin's walk and stole second base, Lee Do-yoon's hit to left-handedness drove in one more run. Kim Tae-yeon's infield single increased the number of runners on base to two. Peraza hit the top three-run ball. Samsung starter Lee Ho-sung handed over the mound to Choi Ha-neul. Two more runs were scored on consecutive hits by Noh Si-hwan, Ahn Chi-hong and Choi In-ho, and Choi Jae-hoon's sacrifice fly. 12-0.

Samsung scored one point belatedly, as its first batter, Kim Jae-sang, hit a superior solo arch off pitcher Yoon Dae-kyung, who has been replaced in the seventh inning. Then, with the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, Kim allowed a walk to be pushed out. Samsung starter Lee Ho-seong lowered his head by allowing eight hits (four homers) in two ⅓ innings, five walks, two strikeouts and 10 runs.