Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man gave his trust to pitcher Lee Jae-hee.
Coach Park said ahead of the match against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 20th, “On the 19th, Lee Jae-hee did not fall behind in the confrontation with An Woo-jin, the opponent’s first starter, and was able to turn around well.”
Lee Jae-hee took the mound for the first time as a starter this season against Kiwoom on the 19th and recorded 2 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 4 innings. Kiwoom starter Ahn Woo-jin fought hard with 5 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings.
Director Park diagnosed, “It seems that there was a burden because it was the first selection.”
“In the beginning, there was a difference between balls and strikes. So I gave up a few walks. But over time, I found a sense of stability. To be honest, I think it would have been better if I had thrown up to 5 innings,” he said. It seemed to fall out, so I chose an early replacement.”
Director Park still showed his faith in Lee Jae-hee.
Manager Park said, “Albert Suarez is out. Lee Jae-hee will be the starter in the match against the Doosan Bears at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 25th.”
Suarez, who had previously left for the United States due to personal reasons, was removed from the first team on the 18th.
Coach Park said that Oh Seung-hwan, who allowed a tie against Kiwoom on the 19th, would not be assigned the finishing position for the time being.
Seung-hwan Oh took the mound with two outs on first base in the ninth inning, leading 5-4, and allowed a hit to Lee Hyeong-jong and a timely double to Edison Russell to tie the game at 5-5.
Coach Park said, “It seems that Oh Seung-hwan has lost his confidence after allowing scores these days. It seems that he can’t throw his own ball. I hope he regains his confidence.” We’re trying to create a situation where we can recover from the bullpen.”
At the same time, he added, “I haven’t set a period. Lee Seung-hyun, who is in charge of the finishing position for the first time, will come to a difficult situation. At that time, I will judge the situation and try to operate it.”
He confessed that this decision was difficult for Park as well.
He said, “I had a lot of trouble. Oh Seung-hwan continues to achieve the save pitcher record at Samsung. As the oldest, he has to lead the pitching staff,” he predicted, “Oh Seung-hwan himself must have felt (sluggishness) while playing the game as the best.” 스포츠토토
Head coach Park added, “It seems that Seung-hwan Oh’s condition was a bit difficult at the beginning of the season as he injured his ankle a little,” adding, “I believe he will do well (again).”