Oh Seung-hwan (41), Samsung’s ‘end boss’, will start as a starter for the first time since his debut. He wants to improve his pitch by throwing long shots because his pace has not been good lately. It’s a method Samsung has occasionally used in the past.
From the 2nd to the 4th, Samsung will play three consecutive matches against Kiwoom at Daegu Samsung Lions Park during the week of the 2023 KBO League regular season. The starter on the 2nd is David Buchanan. And the selection on the 3rd is surprising. Oh Seung-hwan leaves. It was snowing.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man told Sports Seoul, “Recently, Oh Seung-hwan has been slow to step up. “Rather than pitching short in the bullpen, he’s going to start and throw long and try to get his pitch back.”
He continued, “Isn’t he a pitcher who has to live and write somehow. There was a suggestion from the pitching coach, and I decided to try it. There is no limit on the number of pitches. Shouldn’t he throw until he can. He added, 스포츠토토“I hope he recovers his sense of good when he throws.”
This is the first time Seung-Hwan Oh has started as a pro since coming to the pros in the 2005 season. He played 620 games in his KBO League career, and it is a start that he has never had.
In the past, when coaches Seon Dong-yeol and Ryu Joong-il were in charge, Samsung occasionally started a reliever pitcher. Some have experienced it physically. Currently, Samsung pitching coach Jung Hyeon-wook is the coach.
From the start of 2012 until June 7, the average ERA was not very good with a 4.70 ERA. As Yoon Seong-hwan was unable to pitch due to a thigh injury, he started on June 8. At the time, manager Ryu Joong-il said, “I hope Jung Hyun-wook will improve after starting.”
He threw well with 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 4.2 innings. He blocked no runs until the 4th inning, and as Tosun gave up 1 run in the 1st inning, he was also able to look at the winning pitcher. It’s a pity that he was replaced after faltering in the 5th inning. On this day, Samsung lost 1-5.
Afterwards, Jung Hyun-wook succeeded in reviving. Calculated from June 9, the day after the start, he recorded 35 innings in 33 games, 2 wins, 3 losses and 1 hold, and an ERA of 1.80. It was the return of the ‘trustworthy man’.
Oh Seung-hwan can go the same way. He pitched 10 innings in 10 games this season, with 1 win, 1 loss, 2 holds and 4 saves, and an earned run average of only 4.50. There is an evaluation of ‘not as good as before’. He also came down from the finishing position for a while.
It can’t end like this. Oh Seung-hwan is also struggling, and Samsung is no different. He even put a river called ‘starting pitch’. It’s not an easy choice to make. This is because the game itself will be difficult if Seung-hwan Oh is shaken in the early stages.
Still, he uses this method to save Oh Seung-hwan. From the mouth of the command tower, the word “we have to live” even came out. As much as he is, he is a very important player on the team. It can be a ‘God’s move’ like coach Jung Hyun-wook did.