Samsung Lions coach Park Jin-man is keeping a close eye on the physical condition of ‘ace’ Won Tae-in.
Ahead of the away game against the NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 15th, coach Park Jin-man said of Won Tae-in, who was the starting pitcher the day before, “He is better than yesterday, but I think he should play안전놀이터 catch tomorrow and check his physical condition.” He said.
Won Tae-in, who started against Daegu KT Wiz on the 14th, recorded 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings. He showed off quality start pitching (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings as a starter) and gave Samsung a 10-4 victory.
He is Won Tae-in, who went through ups and downs before becoming a winning pitcher. He sprained his ankle while handling Jang Jun-won’s bunt in the second inning with one out and runners on first and third base. Although his ankle was no problem for him to continue pitching, he had to struggle on the mound due to pain in the fingers of his right hand.
Coach Park Jin-man said, “The ankle seems to be fine. I’m going to check the thumb that felt cramped. Still, I pitched until the 6th inning. If I take a day off and throw the ball, I think I’ll be able to know the condition.” expressed concern.
He also reported the condition of another injured person, Oh Jae-il. Jae-il Oh was diagnosed with microscopic hamstring damage. Coach Park Jin-man said, “Jae-il Oh has a thigh injury, so it is impossible for him to play. We need to watch the progress a little longer. He said that there is no pain in hitting from the spot. It seems that he can be used as a pinch hitter as early as next week. We will continue to check. “I will do it,” he said.
Meanwhile, on this day, Samsung had Kim Hyun-jun (center fielder) – Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (left fielder) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Jose Pirella (designated hitter) – Ryu Ji-hyuk (third baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop) – Yoon Jeong-bin (first baseman) – Kim Ho-jae. (Second baseman) I made the lineup in that order.
The starting pitcher is David Buchanan. Buchanan left a good record in the KBO League overall against NC, with 5 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 2.65 in 12 games.