David Buchanan (Samsung), who complained of neck muscle pain during the LG Electronics game in Daegu on the 16th, is making a quick recovery. He is scheduled to start against Daejeon Hanwha on May 22.
Buchanan struck out Hong Chang-ki (fly to center field), Shin Min-jae (grounder to second base), and Kim Hyun-soo (grounder to first base) in the first inning.
In the second, Buchanan had runners on second and third after back-to-back singles by Austin Dean and Bo-Kyung Moon and a sacrifice bunt by Min-Sung Kim. Park Dong-won grounded out to third, allowing Austin to score from third. Buchanan got out of the inning two batters later by getting Moon Sung-joo to fly out to center field.
Buchanan took the mound in the third inning and threw some practice pitches, but was quickly removed. A club official explained, “Buchanan was replaced after pitching the second inning because he complained of discomfort due to neck muscle pain.”
Manager Park Jin-man, who met with reporters before the Daegu KIA game on the 18th, said, “Buchanan is getting better every day. There will be no problem with his next appearance.”
He also said, “Buchanan has a strong sense of responsibility as an ace. After coming off the mound after pitching two innings in a difficult situation, she felt a lot of regret that she couldn’t help the team. He definitely has a lot of responsibility as an ace.”
Infielder Kim Ji-chan returned to the first team after being sidelined with back pain. He will start at second base in the No. 9 spot. Infielder Kim Ho-jae was designated for assignment.
Starter Baek Jung-hyun stayed on the mound until the second out of the seventh inning, allowing only one run. “His command has definitely improved, and he is controlling his pitches well as opposing hitters are actively competing. His velocity has also improved by 2-3 kilometers,” Park said.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, Samsung’s batting order was center fielder Kim Hyun-jun, right fielder Kim Sung-yoon, designated hitter Koo Ja-uk, catcher Kang Min-ho, third baseman Ryu Ji-hyuk, left fielder Jose Pirela, first baseman Oh Jae-il, shortstop Lee Jae-hyun and second baseman Kim Ji-chan. Right-hander Taylor Widener will start on the mound.
Widener made his first start since being acquired on April 13 against SSG and gave up four runs on 10 hits with one walk and two strikeouts in 6⅔ innings. He took the loss, but didn’t pitch badly.