“Buchanan must have been nervous…I’ve never seen him like that before” Director Park Jin-man
David Buchanan (34), a long-lived foreign pitcher in his 4th year of Samsung, played a good fight against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 22nd, 7 먹튀검증 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs (no earned), but only in the 7th inning. He missed the victory by giving up two points due to a defensive error and a balk.
In the 7th inning, with no outs and bases loaded, Lee Jin-young struck out on a swing, but a runner on third base came home with a wild throw, allowing Buchanan to tie the game 1-1. It was his first balk in 106 games since his KBO League debut.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man also appeared on the ground and appealed to the referee, but it was not overturned. In an interview ahead of the match against Hanwha on the 23rd, manager Park Jin-man said about the balk appeal situation, “I thought Buchanan was standing and stepped out because the sign was not right, but he fell out while entering the pitch. He couldn’t see the situation for a moment, but when he looked back on the video, he was right.”
Director Park continued, “How nervous Buchanan himself must have been… It’s the first time I’ve seen something like that. It would have been less regretful if he had been correct and given points. Then he corrected hitter Noh Si-hwan, so it was even more so.”
Prior to the balk, 1st base was empty with 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, so he could have avoided Si-hwan Noh with a deliberate 4th pitch. Catcher Kang Min-ho came on the mound and talked about it with Buchanan. Unlike Buchanan, who thought of the intentional 4th ball, Kang Min-ho insisted on a match with Noh Si-hwan, and there was no intentional 4th ball sign on the bench. Buchanan caught Roh Si-hwan with a ground ball to third base and finished the 7th inning without any additional runs. As Samsung won 5-3 with 4 runs in big innings after 2 outs in the 9th inning, Buchanan was also able to laugh happily.
Regarding the match with Noh Si-hwan, coach Park said, “The condition of the next batter, Chae Eun-seong, is not bad, so I thought it would be better to play with Noh Si-hwan. When the bases are full, the hitter is outrunning the pitcher. He explained the reason why he chose to play with Noh Si-hwan, saying, “If you put it in the middle to catch a strike while playing ball, a long hit comes out.”
Meanwhile, Samsung welcomed Hanhwa right-hander Han Seung-joo, Kim Hyun-joon (center fielder) Kim Seong-yoon (left fielder) Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) Jose Pirella (designated hitter) Ryu Ji-hyuk (3 baseman) Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop) Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) Kim Jae-seong (catcher) Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman). base) in order. The starting pitcher is left-hander Baek Jeong-hyeon.
While starting catcher Kang Min-ho was excluded from the starting lineup, 7 starting hitters excluding Pirella and Lee Jae-hyun were left-handed. This is a lineup tailored to Hanwha starter Han Seung-ju, who has a higher batting average for left-handed hitters (.304) than right-handed hitters (.257).