Former Samsung Lions first round pick Hwang Dong-jae has earned a chance to start for the first team.
Hwang, who is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in three first-team appearances this season, earned his first start with five scoreless innings (three hits, one walk and four strikeouts) in the Futures’ game against KIA on April 13. Hwang is scheduled to start against KT in Suwon on May 19.
The “Blue Blooded Ace” Won Tae-in made his seventh start of the season on April 14 against the Daegu KT, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits (one home run) with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings.
He felt a sudden pain in his right thumb while pitching that day, and if all goes well, he will start the home game against Doosan on the 22nd. Manager Park Jin-man said, “I felt some discomfort in my finger in my last pitch, so I’m keeping an eye on it. We’ll have to see how he feels, but if everything goes as planned, he’ll play against Doosan on the 22nd.”
As for Oh Jae-il, who is dealing with a sore left hamstring, Park said, “I don’t have a problem hitting, but I need to adjust my running. We will monitor his condition and use him as a substitute as early as Tuesday.” 먹튀검증
Sidearm Choi Ha-neul gave up four runs on two hits (one home run) and one walk in ⅔ innings, including a walk-off home run to Kim Joo-won in the eighth inning against the Changwon NC on April 15. Choi was designated for assignment on the 16th. “I thought I could stop him for one inning, but it didn’t work out,” Park said.
It rained heavily in Daegu early in the day and the ground conditions were not good. Players from both teams warmed up at the indoor training center to prepare for the game. Coach Park Jin-man said, “The ground conditions are not good, and we need to be careful not to injure our players. We need to be more focused,” Park said.
Despite not being able to compete in fall baseball this season, Park said they will give it their all until the end of the season. “It is the basic attitude of a professional athlete to do their best until the end. It is our duty to do our best until the end, even for the fans who support us so hard.”
Samsung’s starting lineup consisted of Kim Hyun-jun in center field, Kim Sung-yoon in right field, Koo Ja-uk in left field, Kang Min-ho in catcher, Jose Pirela in designated hitter, Ryu Ji-hyuk in third base, Lee Jae-hyun in shortstop, Kim Ji-chan in second base, and Kim Ho-jae in first base. Foreign pitcher Taylor Widener will start on the mound.