Will Yang Chang-seop solve Samsung’s worries about ‘4G first win’?
Samsung Lions is the only club out of 10 that does not have one. It’s just a ‘starter’.
After the opening, Samsung won 2 wins and 2 losses in 4 games, and the bullpen pitcher took all the victories. Right-hander Lee Seung-hyun became the winning pitcher in the NC Dinos match on the 2nd (8-6 win), and left-hander Lee Seung-hyun became the winning pitcher in the Hanwha Eagles match on the 4th (7-6 win).
In four games, all starters from 1 to 4 scrambled, but could not establish a relationship with victory. In particular, the sluggishness of the foreign one-two punch was painful. David Buchanan, who started the opening game on the 1st, was sluggish with 8 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, and Albert Suarez, the starter on the 2nd, also collapsed with 9 hits (1 home run) and 6 runs in 3 innings.
The local selection also left a disappointment. 3rd starter Won Tae-in was shaken by 3 runs in the 1st inning against Hanwha on the 4th, but after that, he endured without a run until the 5th inning and went down the mound with victory requirements. However, as the bullpen allowed a tie in the 6th inning, Won Tae-in’s victory was blown away.
Veteran starter Baek Jung-hyun, who took the mound against Hanwha on the 6th, also failed to live up to expectations. Unable to withstand the intensive hits of the Hanwha line-up, he recorded 5 hits and 5 runs in 2 innings and was knocked out early. As Samsung lost 1-8, Baek Jung-hyun also took his first loss of the season.
As of the 7th, Samsung’s starting ERA is 10.80, the lowest in the league. It is the only ERA among 10 clubs to exceed 10 points.
Of the four starting pitchers, only Buchanan and Won Tae-in filled 5 innings. If the starter’s ability to digest innings declines, the burden will eventually be placed on the bullpen. Samsung consumed a total of 16 bullpen pitchers in 4 games. At least, Lee Seung-hyun and Lee Ho-seong played multiple innings on the left and right, so additional bleeding was prevented.
Now is the time for the starters to come out. Yang Chang-seop’s role as a starter against the LG Twins on the 7th is important.
Yang Chang-seop, who competed with Huh Yun-dong and Jang Pil-joon for the 5th starter in the off-season, won 1 win in 3 demonstration games and had an average ERA of 2.31, and was finally dropped as the 5th starter. He aims for a win in his first start of the season. 안전놀이터
Yang Chang-seop’s recent start-up win dates back to a year ago. On April 13 last year, he harvested victory with a good pitching of 6 innings and 1 run against Hanwha. However, as he left with a shoulder injury at the end of April, he had to rehabilitate for a long time. He returned to action in August, but performed poorly. Yang Chang-seop’s 2022 season ended with six appearances.
After the end of the season, Yang Chang-seop, who had been freed from an injury that had plagued him for a long time, worked hard to become a full-time selection, successfully passing the selection audition, and was ready to take flight once again.
The opponent also has a debt to repay, LG. Yang Chang-seop started against LG on August 17 last year, but has a painful memory of collapsing with 7 runs in 1 inning. The opportunity to take revenge on LG, who gave him a bitter taste in his return from injury, has come. It is an important match for Yang Chang-seop, who seeks revenge, and for Samsung, who needs a first win.