Seung-hwan Oh, the starter of ‘149km to be controlled’, revives the fastball…”Throw 5 innings” as a reality
5 innings was not ’empty words’. I ate all 5 innings over the scheduled number of pitches. Oh Seung-hwan (41), the “leader of the end” of Samsung, made an impact in his first starting pitching in his debut. In particular, it was confirmed that the pitch of the fastball had risen.
Oh Seung-hwan started the second game of the 2023 KBO League regular season Kiwoom and Weekly 3 matches held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 3rd, and played a good fight with 5 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. He threw 73. He passed the mound to Choi Choong-yeon in the 6th inning and came down.
He spent his entire professional career in the bullpen. He made his first start that day. At the age of 40 years, 9 months and 18 days, he started only after 621 games in his KBO League career. It is a new record for the highest number of games for the first start in history at the oldest of all time.
Previously, Park Chan-ho was 38 years, 9 months and 13 days old, and Jeon Yu-soo started in 336 games. Oh Seung-hwan far surpassed it. In addition, he set new records for the most pitches (previously 59) and the most individual innings (previous 4 innings), and the most strikeouts in an individual game is a tie.
He is a player who is evaluated as the finish itself. Oh Seung-hwan started as a starting pitcher. Because he didn’t have a good pace. He had 1 win, 1 loss, 2 holds and 4 saves in 10 games and 10 innings this season, with an earned run average of 4.50.
Coach Park Jin-man and the coaching staff decided that time was needed, and Oh Seung-hwan came down from the finish line for a while. Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun was selected as the finisher. Oh Seung-hwan switched to a middle pitcher. But this wasn’t very good either.
He responded by making him pitch as a starter. Close to single-shot. He means to regain his pace by throwing long. He pitched as a starting pitcher for the first time in 20 years since 2003 when he was at Dankook University.
Basically, it can’t be easy. It’s like he’s wearing clothes that don’t fit. The response of Kiwoom hitters was also good. It looks like he has been thoroughly prepared.
But Oh Seung-hwan was also smart. The battery breathing with Kim Tae-gun was also good. First of all, I saw Kiwoom hitters hit the slider only once. I lifted it twice and sealed the slider. He used a fastball instead. The ball had power.
It went to the middle and even gave up, but it was completely different from the first inning. In the third inning, he threw the slider again, added a forkball and curveball. The result is scoreless.
He also threw a heavy ball at a speed of 140 km/h. It was recorded up to 149 km/h. Minimum speed 144km/h. The ball came out when it was good. The fastball that was ‘pak-pak’ came out. It’s not that there weren’t any balls hit properly, but any pitcher gets hit right.
Rather, it’s nice to see batters’ bats being pushed. His unique dynamic pitching form has also returned. Viewers were also thrilled. It can be said to be the greatest harvest.
Oh Seung-hwan was hit with a double in the middle left by Park Chan-hyeok after one out in the first inning, and a superior two-run four by Kim Hye-seong. He threw all the sliders and gave them up.
In fact, it was a well-thrown ball against Kim Hye-seong, but Kim Hye-seong’s reaction was good. He again gave up a double to right-center to Addison Russell. Lee Won-seok and Lee Hyung-jong were hit to end the inning.
At the beginning of the second inning, he overpowered Byeong-wook Lim and Hwi-jip Kim with three strikeouts in a row. Lim Byeong-wook struck out with a curveball and Kim Hwi-jip with a four-seam. He threw 6 and didn’t throw any sliders.
Lee Ji-young hit to the right, and Lee Jung-hoo hit a double in the middle left at the right time, making the score 0-3. This time, both threw fastballs and were attacked. He finished the inning by catching Park Chan-hyeok as a floating ball for the second baseman.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Kim Hye-seong, the leader, was blocked with a ground ball to second base, and Russell got a floating ball in right field. It was relatively accurate, but there was solid defense by fielders. He struck out Lee Won-seok with a curveball and finished the inning. 47 pitches through the third inning.
It came up in the 4th inning. Lee Hyung-jong and Lim Byung-wook were struck out in a row. Lee Hyeong-jong’s slider and Lim Byeong-wook’s curveball were the winning pitches. After meeting Kim Hui-jip, he threw a slider to block the first baseman foul fly and ended the inning.토토사이트
It’s not over. He also stepped on the mound in the 5th inning. Manager Park Jin-man said, “I’m thinking of pitching 60,” but he continued pitching even after throwing 63 pitches.
The first batter Lee Ji-young was treated as a pitcher grounder. He induced Lee Jung-hoo to hit another ball and blocked it with a catcher’s ground ball. Park Chan-hyeok was struck out to finish the 5th inning. 73 pitches.