Samsung’s biggest weakness is its weak bullpen. As of the 13th, the bullpen ERA is 5.21, ranking last among the 10 teams. 

The same was true in the Daegu KIA game on the 12th. Samsung took a big lead of 9-4 until the 6th inning thanks to grand slams by Oh Jae-il and Kim Hyun-jun. 

Starter Taylor Widener achieved his 8th quality start of the season with 6 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 4 runs (1 earned) in 6 innings. They came off the mound with the required 6 wins of the season, but the pitching team was creaky and ended up tying the game at 9-9. 

With the score tied at 9-9, Lee Jae-hyun, who was the leadoff hitter in the 8th inning, narrowly won 10-9 with a left-handed solo arc, but it was a victory that left a bitter aftertaste. 

Coach Park Jin-man said ahead of the Daegu KT game on the 14th, “(The bullpen) was a bit good, but it was a little difficult in the KIA game on the 12th, but I think (bullpen management) is the most difficult. “It is a task that has not been solved,” he said. 

Among the creaky bullpen pitchers, Seung-hwan Oh, the ‘last pitcher’, is like a ray of hope. In the game that day as well, in the 8th inning, when the score was 9-9, with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, he went on the mound and silenced the opponent’s attack with 1⅔ scoreless innings, becoming the winning pitcher. 

Coach Park Jin-man said, “Seung-hwan Oh is a player with experience and management skills, so he is doing a good job of dealing with batters. “Oh Seung-hwan is in the best condition in the bullpen,” he said. 

Widener, who suffered from the so-called ‘pop-dang-pong-dang jinx’ of pitching well in one game and then performing poorly in the next game after transferring to Samsung, showed off his good pitching against KIA. Of the five wins this season, Widener won two each against KIA and Lotte. Coach Park Jin-man said, “It seems like each player has a confident team.” 먹튀검증

Samsung meets NC at Changwon NC Park on the 15th and 16th. David Buchanan cuts the first tape and Daewoo Kim becomes the starter for the second game. Regarding how to utilize Choi Chae-heung and Choi Ha-neul, coach Park Jin-man said, “We will use them in the middle starting from the 14th, and we will see the situation by the time the 8-game series begins,” indicating plans to use them as starting agents in the future. 

Coach Park Jin-man announced that if Won Tae-in joins the Hangzhou Asian Games national team, he will use Hwang Dong-jae, who was drafted in the first round, or right-hander Lee Ho-seong, who was drafted in the first round this season, as a replacement starter. 

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