Samsung held bullpen days last month on the 31st against Suwon KT and the 1st against Daegu NC.
Foreign pitcher Taylor Widener, who was scheduled to start on the 31st, was replaced by Hong Jung-woo due to cold symptoms. Samsung used five pitchers on the day, including Hong, right-hander Kim Dae-woo, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, Woo Kyu-min, and Kim Tae-hoon. The team lost 4-6.
In game one, it was effectively a bullpen day as starter Choi Chae-heung fell apart early with four runs in two innings. Jang Pil-joon, Lee Jae-ik, Woo Kyu-min, Noh Gun-woo, and Kim Si-hyun provided the offense. They were swept by NC, falling to 0-10.
Park Jin-man, who met with the media ahead of the home game against NC on the 2nd, emphasized the importance of Won’s performance as he was announced as the starter for the day. “I want him to take responsibility as a starting pitcher and raise the team’s mood.”
Won Tae-in gave up back-to-back singles to Park Min-woo and Park Gun-woo in the bottom of the first inning, putting runners on first and second, but he struck out Jae-hyun Hwan to end the inning. After a leadoff single to right by Oh Young-soo in the second inning, Won retired Kim Hyung-joon, Kim Joo-won, and Do Tae-hoon. 토토사이트
After a scoreless second inning, Won found himself in an unexpected situation. As he was about to face the first batter of the third inning, rain poured down and the game was suspended. The game resumed 88 minutes later after the rain stopped and the field was repaired, but Won was unable to take the mound. Left-hander Lee Jae-ik took over for Batong.
With the bases loaded, Lee gave up a two-run single to left to Oh Young-soo. Left-hander Hong Jung-woo (1 inning) and right-hander Lee Seung-hyun (2⅓ innings) followed with scoreless innings, but Kim Tae-hoon, the fifth pitcher in the seventh, gave up a home run to Kim Sung-wook and an RBI single to Kim Hyung-joon. Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun also gave up a solo shot to Park Gun-woo in the ninth. 1-5.
Samsung scored one run in the fifth inning on Kim Hyun-joon’s RBI triple. They tried to turn the tide by bringing up their “blue-blooded ace” Won Tae-in, but an unexpected turn of events sent them into a three-game losing streak.