Can the Samsung Lions, who do not want to go down to the bottom any more, gain momentum with reinforcements?안전놀이터
Samsung will play the 15th game of the season against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 17th. With Baek Jung-hyun facing off against Casey Kelly, Samsung can finish the three-week series with a winning series on this day.
Samsung, currently in ninth place, has 42 wins, 1 draw and 59 losses (0.416), 1.5 games behind the lowest-ranked Kiwoom Heroes. The gap with the 8th place Hanwha Eagles is 3 games, and the bottom place is closer than the 8th place. Samsung, which wants to avoid being in last place, needs a multiplier, and players who will contribute to the mound and infield are about to return.
First of all, left-handed starter Choi Chae-heung returns on the mound. Choi Chae-heung started the away game against the Doosan Bears on the 8th and took the loss while recording 8 hits (1 home run) and 2 runs in 5 innings (4 earned). Eventually, the next day, Samsung sent Choi Chae-heung down to the second group. At the time, Samsung coach Park Jin-man expressed regret, saying, “I don’t think my pitch has improved yet. Physically, the ball isn’t strong either.”
Choi Chae-heung went through a reorganization after going down to the 2nd Army, and on the 15th he came out as a starting pitcher in the Futures League match against Sangmu and scored 1 scoreless inning. He didn’t throw a lot of pitches, but he had some success in that he finished the mound without difficulty.
Head coach Park Jin-man said, ahead of the Daegu LG Twins game on the 17th, “Choi Chae-heung will start on the 19th (Daegu KIA Tigers match). He is said to be in good shape.” I thought it would be better to take a break, so I adjusted it, so I think I would have gained much more strength (by going back to the 2nd group).” As planned, Samsung is scheduled to start in the order of Taylor Widener, Choi Chae-heung, and Won Tae-in in three consecutive weekend matches against the KIA.
On the field side, infielder Kim Ji-chan is waiting for a call-up to the first team. On the 15th and 16th, in the Futures League match against Sangmu, he checked his sense of practice, and the possibility of returning in time for the weekend 3 consecutive matches is open.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “I plan to call up tomorrow at the earliest, but first of all, I have to change the entry through today’s game, so I think I’ll have to check it after the game is over.” He said there was no major problem with his physical condition,” he said about Kim Ji-chan’s current situation.
Including the game against LG on the 17th, there are 44 games left for Samsung. As for Samsung, which desperately needs to ‘build multipliers’, it only hopes that players who have left the front line will return quickly.