Samsung’s fourth-year longtime foreign pitcher David Buchanan (34) pitched seven innings of five-hit, one walk, five strikeouts and two runs (no earned) against Hanwha in Daejeon 카지노사이트 on April 22, but gave up two runs in the seventh inning on a fielding error and a walk.
Buchanan struck out Lee with the bases loaded in the seventh, but a wild pitch allowed a runner to reach third base to tie the game at 1-1, and he was walked to put runners on second and third with no outs. It was Buchanan’s first walk in 106 games since making his KBO debut.
Samsung manager Park Jin-man was on the field and appealed to the umpire, but the call was not overturned. In an interview ahead of the 23rd game against Hanwha, Park Jin-man explained the balk appeal, saying, “I thought Buchanan was standing and then pulled his foot out because he didn’t sign, but it was a pitch that went in. I didn’t see the situation in the moment, but when I watched the video again, I realized it was Bork.”
Park continued, “I think Buchanan himself was nervous… I’ve never seen anything like it. It would have been less disappointing if it was a run. The next batter, Noh Si-hwan, got it right, so it was even better.”
With runners on second and third and the bases empty before Bock, Noh could have gotten away with a high fly ball. Catcher Kang Min-ho came to the mound to talk to Buchanan about it. Unlike Buchanan, who thought it was a high four, Kang Min-ho argued with Noh, and there was no sign of a high four from the bench. Buchanan got Noh to ground out to third base to end the seventh inning without further damage. Buchanan had a reason to smile as Samsung rallied for a 5-3 victory with a four-run big inning in the bottom of the ninth.
“The next batter, Chae Eun-sung, wasn’t in bad shape, so I thought it would be better to go with Noh Si-hwan,” Park said of the matchup. “When you have the bases loaded, the batter is chasing the pitcher. If you put the ball in the middle for a strike, you might get a long hit,” he said, explaining why he chose to go with Noh.
Samsung’s lineup for the game against Hanwha right-hander Han Seung-ju was Kim Hyun-joon (center fielder), Kim Sung-yoon (left fielder), Koo Ja-uk (right fielder), Jose Pirela (designated hitter), Ryu Ji-hyuk (third baseman), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), Oh Jae-il (first baseman), Kim Jae-sung (catcher), and Kim Ji-chan (second baseman). The starting pitcher is left-hander Baek Jung-hyun.
With catcher Kang Min-ho out of the lineup, seven of the starting batters are left-handed except for Pirela and Lee Jae-hyun. The lineup is tailored to Han, who has a higher batting average against lefties (.304) than righties (.257).