There was no bell ringing to signal dismissal after school. ‘Lazenca Save Us’ didn’t resonate either.
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.
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.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man said before the game, “I am looking forward to seeing how he solves the innings because he has a lot of experience.”
Many fans came to ‘Rapac’ to see the rare scene where Oh Seung-hwan started, even though it was a weekday game. A total of 13,394 spectators gathered to see “starter” Oh Seung-hwan.
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.
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 Jeong-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. He digested a total of 73 pitches and recorded the highest fastball speed of 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). His most hits and most strikeouts set records.메이저놀이터
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 Choi Choong-yeon scored 1 run in 2 innings, Moon Yong-ik got on the mound and played 2 innings. However, he seldom scored an extra point in the batting line. The team lost 1-4, and Seung-hwan Oh suffered the loss as a starting pitcher for the first time.