Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung), who always came out to finish the game, took the mound at the start of the game this time.
Seung-hwan Oh started in the match against Kiwoom held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 3rd and recorded 5 hits, 1 home run, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. He suffered the bruise of defeat for the first time as a starter as his team lost 1-4.
After graduating from Gyeonggi High School and Dankook University, Oh Seung-hwan, who debuted as a professional in a Samsung uniform in 2005, pitched in 620 KBO league games and never started. It was the same in American professional baseball major league and Japanese professional baseball.
The reason Oh Seung-hwan became a starting pitcher was to get out of the recent slump. Seung-Hwan Oh has not had a good start this season. He went 1-1 with 4 saves and an ERA of 4.91 in 7 games as a closer until April 19th. He conceded runs in 4 of 7 games.
Manager Park Jin-man made the decision to replace the closer pitcher with left-hander Lee Seung-hyeon and Oh Seung-hwan as a relief pitcher. Nevertheless, Oh Seung-hwan had a hard time finding his position. Then, pitching coach Jung Hyeon-wook made an offer to start. Just in time, Samsung had a vacant position in the starting lineup as Lee Jae-hee enlisted in the military and Jang Pil-joon went down to the 2nd division. On the 29th of last month, Seung-Hwan Oh’s start was discussed, and it was confirmed the next day.
The beginning of the game was uneasy. Oh Seung-hwan, who directly caught and handled Kiwoom’s No. 1 hitter Lee Jeong-hoo, was hit with a double in the middle left by Park Chan-hyeok. He was attacked by Kim Hye-seong on the 7th pitch and gave up a 2-run home run. Oh Seung-hwan, who was also hit by Edison Russell with a double, ended the first inning by catching Lee Won-seok with a shortstop ground ball and Lee Hyung-jong with a floating ball from center fielder. The number of pitches was 21, exceeding one-third of the expected number of 60 pitches.스포츠토토
In the second inning, Seung-hwan Oh seemed to find a sense of stability by striking out Byung-wook Lim and Hui-jib Kim in turn, but after getting hit to the right by Ji-young Lee, Jung-hoo Lee hit a big ball flying into the left fence, giving him one more point.
Although there was no scoring support during the second inning, Seung-hwan Oh found a sense of stability from the third inning. Kim Hye-seong, Russell, and Lee Won-seok, all three batters, turned to beating, ending the inning with a scoreless run for the first time.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, José Pirella’s right-handed hit left the field and Oh Seung-hwan, who climbed to the mound in the 4th inning trailing 1-3, struck out Hyung-Jong Lee, the lead hitter, and then struck out Byeong-Wook Lim and Hui-Jip Kim with a big hit. The number of pitches reached 62.
Oh Seung-hwan, who completely caught on, easily caught Lee Ji-young, Lee Jung-hoo, and Park Chan-hyuk in the 5th inning, completing the five innings, which is the minimum requirement for a starting pitcher. From the 6th inning, he passed the mound to Choi Choong-yeon. A total of 73 pitches were digested, and the highest fastball speed was 149 km. He also utilized 6 curveballs, 21 sliders and 12 forkballs.
Since he was Oh Seung-hwan, who had only dug one well after his professional debut, he set many rare records. He broke all previous personal records of 4 innings and the most pitches (59). He tied records for the most hits and most strikeouts.
At the age of 40 years, 9 months and 18 days, Oh Seung-hwan, who played his 621st individual game on this day, has the most number of games for the first time in his history, as well as Park Chan-ho (former Hanwha, 38 years, 9 months, 13 days), who pitched against Doosan on April 12, 2012. exceeded
After the game, Oh Seung-hwan said, “I thought throwing the ball on the mound was the same. However, as a starting pitcher, the team has to win first, and I feel sorry for the team for scoring in the 1st and 2nd innings,” he said. ”he said.
At the beginning of the game, the slider kept leading to long hits, but after that, he found stability by changing the ball formulation. As a result, the number of pitches gradually decreased, and even though it exceeded 60, I was able to get on the mound in the 5th inning.
Oh Seung-hwan said, “I conceded a point, but he thought he had to make a game. I had to find my pitch there,” he said. “Every time I came down after one inning, I talked a lot with coach Jung Hyun-wook. As a result, I was able to keep going while seeing good things in the coach’s eyes.”
On this day, I found a clue to solve the sluggishness little by little. Oh Seung-hwan said, “Sensibly, nothing has changed much, but I felt a little stronger when I threw the ball.” He thinks he has to take it bit by bit. Of course, it would be the best way to get better, but I think I have to work hard to get better little by little.”