On the way to the rise, we will face the strong players of professional baseball this season. The Samsung Lions will play 3 consecutive matches against 2nd place KT Wiz this week, then bring in 4th place NC Dinos to their home room to play 3 consecutive matches. It is a good thing that Jae-il Oh showed signs of resurgence while meeting tough opponents.
8th place Samsung had a two-game winning streak last week. 7th place Lotte fell into a 7-game losing streak and the ride with Samsung decreased to 2.5 games. Hanwha, ranked 9th, one step below Samsung, had 6 consecutive losses, and the ride with Samsung took two games. For Samsung, it narrowed the distance to the pursued target and widened the gap with the chasing target.
It’s a situation where you can hit more and go up, but the opponent you meet is not easy. KT, who is winning 3 consecutive wins, is 3rd in team batting average (0.270) and 4th in team ERA (4.03). Samsung ranks 5th in team batting average (0.266) and 10th in team ERA (4.59), so KT is more stable in pitching.
Especially on the mound, the gap is not small. It was also the mound that led KT’s rise. The starting pitching staff, which includes William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, Koh Young-pyo, Bae Seong-seong, and Eom Sang-baek, stands out. Looking at the starting pitchers alone, KT’s average ERA was 3rd (3.88), and Samsung was 7th (4.22). As for the bullpen, KT is 6th (4.30) and Samsung is 9th (5.19).
In Samsung’s three-game series against KT, Choi Chae-heung starts first. Next will be David Buchanan and Taylor Widener. It has always failed to live up to expectations. In the previous appearance (against the KIA Tigers on August 19), he pitched well with 2 runs in 6 innings.
Choi Chae-heung’s opponent is Kim Min. Um Sang-baek (7-6, 3.63 ERA) recently suffered a micro-fracture of his ribs and will start as a replacement. For Samsung, it would be better than dealing with Um Sang-baek, but the key is whether Choi Chae-heung can last at least 5 innings. If you don’t win the selection fight, your chances of winning are small.먹튀검증
Samsung has another problem. It is because of the fact that the newly brought Widener is pitching the so-called ‘pongdangpongdang’ like in the NC days. On the 13th, the first game after the transfer, against SSG Landers, he gave up 10 hits and 4 runs in 6⅔ innings, and in the match against KIA on the 18th, he scored 5 hits and no runs in 6 innings. However, in the match against Kiwoom Heroes on the 25th, he was battered with 11 hits and 7 runs in 4⅔ innings.
The reason NC broke up with Widener, who had good pitches, was because of the ups and downs. If this situation cannot be overcome, it will be difficult to predict that Samsung will go hand in hand with Widener next year. It is also a weakness that it is difficult to check the opponent’s stealing because of the large quick motion, which is a pitch preparation motion.
Oh Jae-il of the Samsung Lions. He is showing signs of resurgence after a long period of sluggishness. On the 27th, in the game against Kiwoom Heroes held at home in Daegu, he scored 3 hits. Provided by Samsung
It is nice to see Jae-il Oh showing signs of resurgence. He fell into a ‘100 hitter’ in endless sluggishness, but recently prepared an opportunity for a rebound. On the 26th, against Kiwoom, he hit a comeback home run at the end of the 8th inning, which was trailing 2 to 5, and hit 3 hits against Kiwoom on the 27th. There are many expectations that he will recover from the fact that sharp balls fly to the middle right in succession. If Jae-il Oh gives strength to the other line in earnest, Samsung’s offensive power can be greatly strengthened.