Samsung Lions, who made two consecutive winning series last week by inviting the LG Twins and KIA Tigers to their home one after another, are trying to continue their upward trend. The pitcher in charge of starting twice a week is ‘Ace’ David Buchanan.
Buchanan is recording an average ERA of 3.06 with 8 wins and 6 losses in 22 games and 135⅓ innings this season. However, despite the bad luck, the contents of the pitch were close to perfection. Buchanan fulfilled his role by achieving a quality start against Daegu LG Twins on the 4th (7 innings, 3 runs) and Incheon SSG Landers on the 11th (6 innings, 2 runs). In particular, in the match against SSG, he threw a whopping 127 pitches and digested the most pitches in an individual game since his debut in the KBO league.
It was against Daegu LG on the 16th, the previous pitching, that a dizzying moment came to Buchanan. Buchanan felt uncomfortable with his body condition in the dugout after the top of the second inning, and eventually had to go down the mound early when the condition did not improve even while practicing pitching ahead of the top of the third inning.
Fortunately, it wasn’t a major injury. The next day, Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “At that time, I think I had a bit of a sore throat. It’s better than yesterday (16th). I think I’ll have to keep an eye on the condition until tomorrow (18th).” ) When I was reading the video, I suddenly turned my head to see the electronic signboard, and the pain occurred, and it seems to have come up for a while at that moment. Somehow, I couldn’t throw the ball to the last batter, Moon Seong-ju. I changed it because I thought it couldn’t be done,” he explained the situation at the time.
However, Buchanan felt responsible for the 3-6 loss as his team took the lead away after he went down, and he even vented his anger at not being able to pitch as many innings. It was a situation where no one could blame Buchanan because it was an unexpected variable, but ‘Ace’ could not easily tolerate his actions.스포츠토토
There are ample opportunities to make up for the disappointment of the early steel plate. Buchanan will face off against Lee Tae-yang in an away match against the Hanwha Eagles at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 22nd. There is a rain forecast this week, so we have to watch the situation, but in terms of rotation, it is expected that he will start one more time in the Daegu Kiwoom match on the 27th. If you follow the scoring support of the other line, you can accumulate 2 wins in a week.
If Buchanan wins all 2 games, he will achieve 10 wins for 4 consecutive years while stepping on the 10-win hill. Also, Samsung, which is only 1 game away from 8th place Hanwha and 1.5 games away from Kiwoom, the lowest place, can have more room if they accumulate multipliers. I wonder if Buchanan, who has a heavy shoulder in many ways, can give the team two wins this week.