Samsung Lions’ ‘king of the end’ Oh Seung-hwan (40), who has been sluggish this season, eventually stepped down from the finishing position for a while.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “Oh Seung-hwan seems to have lost some confidence,” ahead of the visiting game against the 2023 professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 20th. We decided to give it time to do it,” he said.
Coach Park continued, “Starting today, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun will finish the game,” and added, “Oh Seung-hwan will be appointed as a bullpen pitcher to give him an environment and time to recover.”
Oh Seung-hwan recorded 2 blown saves this season and was sluggish with 1 win, 1 loss, 4 saves and an ERA of 4.91 in 7 games. 스포츠토토
In the game against Kiwoom held at the same place on the 19th, he made a relief mound at the bottom of the ninth with 2 out and 1 base, leading 5-4, allowing Lee Hyung-jong to hit right and Addison Russell to tie the game with a double at the right time, failing to finish the game.
Oh Seung-hwan did not show his previous appearance that day, throwing a fastball in the mid-140km range.
Head coach Park Jin-man said, “Seung-Hwan Oh himself will be convinced of the move,” he said.
By the 19th, Oh Seung-hwan had 496 saves in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, and 374 saves in the KBO League. With 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan, and 400 saves in the KBO League, he took a break for a while.
On the other hand, manager Park Jin-man said, “I will give you another chance to start” for third-year right-handed pitcher Lee Jae-hee, who started the day before and pitched well with 2 hits, 4 walks, 4 hits and 3 runs in 4 innings.